Sinusitis – inflammation of the maxillary sinuses, practically does not occur in children under three years of age due to the peculiarities of the structure of the nasopharynx. However, after three years from this disease is not insured, alas, no one. After all, running a runny nose can very easily go into antritis.
As with many inflammatory processes, it can increase during sinusitis. temperature body. However, this is not necessary, my daughter did not have it, although the sinusitis progressed.
Also present puffiness in the area of the nose that affects speech. Allotment can be different – from the abundant green (pus) to their absence (thick masses have no opportunity to go out). Often present and cough, because snot flow down the back wall, which is the cause of the cough reflex.
The inflammatory process, of course, is visible in total blood count. So, my daughter’s ESR indicator was almost 5 times higher than normal.
If the discharge is abundant (they can be clearly seen on the X-ray), the doctor-lor prescribes washing procedures, which people call the cuckoo. Their principle is simple – saline is poured into the nostril, which softens the purulent masses, and then they are sucked away with the help of a special tube that works on the principle of a vacuum cleaner.
The procedure, of course, unpleasant, especially for a child. But from my personal experience, I know that after the first procedure there is an incredible relief. The average course of cuckoos is from 5 to 10 procedures that it is desirable to do daily.
Be sure to apply vasoconstrictor drops in the nose (Nazivin, Meralis, Vibrocil, Nasik, etc.), after which the antibiotic is buried (Isofra, for example) or a local antiseptic (Optahmyrin was administered to the daughter).
Also the doctor prescribes antibiotic therapy. My daughter had a difficult case (pneumonia joined), so I had to inject the medicine intramuscularly. In other cases, it is possible to use drugs by mouth.
Will help remove puffiness antihistamines, they also help to eliminate the possible allergic reaction to taking other drugs.
The causes of sinusitis a lot – from congenital nasal septum, running a cold and to the effects of acute respiratory infections. To identify sinusitis can be using X-ray, complete blood count and, of course, examination of the otolaryngologist.
In no case can not warm the nose and the region of the maxillary sinuses! Heat only provokes further growth and reproduction of pathogenic bacteria, which can lead to more severe consequences.
Have you encountered sinusitis in children?