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Sinusitis commonly known as sinus is a condition when the sinuses and the nasal passages
get inflamed and cause trouble in breathing. A visit to a sinus specialist will tell you that
the sinus infection can cause a lot of problems such as severe headache and a feeling of pressure
behind the eyes causing strain. A sinus specialist in India will also tell you that if you
ignore the sinus then you can become prone to frequent coughs, sore throats, fever,
bad breath and nasal congestions and secretions. There are mainly two kinds of sinusitis
one is acute sinusitis and the other is chronic sinusitis.
Sinuses are the air filled cavities inside the human skull. They are connected to the space behind
the nose (the nasal passage). The primary role of the sinuses is to lighten the skull and reduce
the weight so that the voice can resonate in it. There are four major pairs of sinuses one is in the
forehead, one behind the check bones, one between the eyes and one behind the eyes.
The sinuses can get infected because of the germs, virus, allergens or pollutants and fungi.
In case of acute sinusitis it lasts for up to eight to ten weeks and occurs not more than three
times per year. Medications are often used to treat acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis on the
other hand lasts for more than eight weeks and can occur many times a year and the painful symptoms
last for more than fifteen days.
Some of the common symptoms of sinus include a runny nose, dripping from the nose, pain behind the
eyes, constant ear ache, swelling on the face, random dizziness, headache, fever, sore throat,
bad breath and sensitive teeth.
Sinusitis can be diagnosed by a general practitioner or by a paediatrician (in case of children).
In case of severe sinusitis the patient is referred to an ear nose and throat specialist (ENT) who is an
expert in treating sinuses. You need to visit a sinus specialist in Mumbai when:
A sinus specialist will be able to examine you and provide speciality care in the treatment
of sinus. Sinus specialists have an additional training in nasal problems so that they
can give an individualized treatment plan that a patient needs.
The sinus surgery will be recommended for you when the chronic sinusitis does not subsidize despite medications and other treatments.
The sinus specialist in Mumbai will use examinations like the CT scan and the ultrasound to determine the extent of infection
and the complications because of it that can be corrected with the sinus surgery.
Sinus surgery is done with the endoscopic method and the goal of the surgery is to remove the
affected sinus tissue in a very precise manner so that the infected sinus tissue
can drain from the created pathway. Since the method is endoscopic therefore there
are no visible incisions or marks and the recovery is faster with less bleeding.
The advantage of this type of sinus surgery is that at the same time the sinus
specialist in Mumbai can also correct the crooked nasal septum which improves the air flow.
A good sinus specialist will tell you that since sinus surgery involves removing a part of the
organ and the sinus pathway is recreated therefore post-operative care after the sinus surgery
is very important. In fact sinus specialists emphasize that post-operative sinus surgery care
is more important than the surgery itself. You will have to follow the instructions of the sinus
specialist for a considerable time to ensure that the recovery is full and good.
Sinus surgery cost in India will depend on many factors. You can enquire about the sinus surgery
cost in India at the specialist office. The staff there will be able to tell you that the sinus
surgery cost in India will include the surgeons fees, the cost of the antibiotics, the after
surgery costs of dressings and follow-ups etc. You can also talk to the sinus specialist in
Mumbai about the inclusion of any revision surgery and combination treatments in the sinus
surgery cost in India.
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