Overview of Maxillary Sinus Pressure

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Sinuses are cavities located in different regions of the face and that are connected to nasal cavities. There are different sinuses with different names and one of them is the maxillary sinus which is located in front of the cheeks and below the nose bridge. It is very easy for the maxillary sinuses to get infected because most of the fluids from this cavity flow into the nasal chambers. If not cleared properly they can easily lead to congestion. It is very important that this infection is treated while it is still in its younger stages because if it were to advance it would become difficult to treat.

Maxillary sinus pressure comes about as the maxillary sinuses become inflamed and filled with mucous thus causing pressure on the cheeks. The pressure is even more pronounced when the patient bends forward or climbs up a flight of stairs. If the maxillary sinuses remain blocked then it is possible that they will get infected and eventually lead to something more serious like a toothache and infection.

You may or may not be aware of the medical condition named sinusitis, though as the name suggests it is linked with the sinuses. Sinusitis results in inflamed sinuses which sometimes fill up with mucous. When one passageway is blocked the patient may not suffer that much however if most of the passageways leading to the nasal cavities are blocked and infected it at this point that medical intervention is needed.

Though the causes may vary from patient to patient there are some that are constant such as tumors, allergies, accidents and fibroids. There are some patients that are born with nasal defects and medication won’t do much for them as the best thing is to undergo surgery. The danger with this condition is that if it is left untreated for long periods of time then it can end up affecting you chronically in the future.

Common symptoms of the condition are like a constant stuffed nose, blocked ears and a slight ringing in the ears. Additionally one can experience pain whenever pressure is applied to the area in question. These areas are normally in your cheeks, below your eyes and nose. A cough that is more pronounced at night and fever are other symptoms that may accompany this condition.

Most cases of sinusitis are never actually treated because most of the drugs put forward are meant to deal with the symptoms and not the actual cause. The best drugs a patient can use are decongestants which will open up the blocked passageways and allow the patient to breathe with more ease. Another remedy to help reduce the pressure is to use a warm compress and gently apply it to the area and dab at it. Additionally, another form of treatment would be to have the doctor or nurse manually remove the buildup with the use of a syringe. The most extreme form of treatment which most patients don’t end up undergoing is oral surgery.

The first and best way of fighting of any sinus infection is through building the immune system internally through eating healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle that will help keep the immune system strong. If you are allergic and know your allergens it is best that you stay away from them as much as possible. Also because common colds can lead to your sinuses becoming inflamed try as much as possible to avoid people who are suffering from common colds and flu. Lastly, practice oral hygiene by ensuring that your mouth is always clean and free from bacteria.

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