7 Common Reoccurring Sinus Infection Symptoms

 

Overview

          Reoccurring sinus infections is a common condition where mucus builds-up around the nasal passages (sinuses). Chronic sinusitis is also known as chronic rhinosinusitis. With the build-up of fluids, swelling causes the area around the face and eyes to feel swollen or tender. The build-up of mucus can be a cause of a viral, bacterial or fungal infections. The three (3) most common sinus infection symptoms of chronic or acute sinus infections are drainage of mucus from the nose or down the back of the throat (postnasal drip); congestion or nasal obstruction, that may make it difficult to breathe; and pain, swelling, tenderness or pressure in the sinuses.

7 Common Reoccurring Sinus Infection Symptoms

1) Headache and tenderness due to pressure in blocked sinuses.
2) Fever due to inflammation and infection of the sinus tissue
3) Post nasal drip, due to mucus overproduction
4) Ear pain caused by pressure on surrounding nerves and tissue
5) Fatigue due to our immune system responses. Fever and coughing
6) Ulceration may occur with rare fulminant fungal infections. Fulminant fungal infections are characterized by fulminant fungal infections with sharply defined edges. With black necrotic centers in the nasal area. This requires immediate medical evaluation.
7) Eye pain caused by pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues

2 Types of sinus infections

          Sinus infection symptoms are common for all types of sinus infections. Viruses that infect your nasal cavity can lead to a viral sinus infection. More specifically, the ear nose and throat. Most often, viral upper respiratory infections (URI, also known as the common cold) are the cause . When does it become more complicated?
          Bacteria that infect the lining of your nasal cavity are the cause of bacterial sinus infections. Often, it is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumonia, known as strep throat. Or it may be caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae, which despite its name, causes illness other than influenza. According to the guideline, a sinus infection is likely to be caused by bacteria rather than a virus if any of the three following sinus infection symptoms are present:
1. Infection last for at least 10 days without any evidence of clinical improvement.
2. Infection is severe, including fever exceeding 102°F, and post nasal drip and tenderness in the face lasting for at least three to four consecutive days at the beginning of an illness.
3. Symptoms or signs worsen, with new fever or headache developing or nasal discharge increasing, typically after a viral upper respiratory infection that lasted five or six days and initially seemed to improve.

When Should I consider Testing?

          In some cases, it is difficult to determine whether a bacterium or a virus is causing your sinus infection symptoms. When it comes to a reoccurring sinus infection, what happens in the biome of your nose may be complicated. In cases such as these, Xplore-PATHO deep swab collection kit can be of use. The swab collection kit is used to discover if any pathogen known to modern science is within the sample.