Sinusitis can be a very painful infection of the sinuses. These cavities are around the nasal passage and when swelling and infection occurs, it can cause severe facial pain, headaches, tenderness around the eyes and a sore throat. All these symptoms combined can affect a person's equilibrium and cause dizziness. These symptoms can last up to ten days, if not treated, and can lead to further complications which can require more invasive treatments.
There are many reasons a person can develop sinusitis, including facial or nasal abnormalities, mouth or tooth infection, trauma, foreign objects and enlarged adenoids. Any time the secretion or drain from the nose is blocked or prevented from draining, bacteria can grow. When this happens, it can cause an inflammation and infection. If not raised, it can worsen and cause very serious complications. To determine if there is an infection of the sinus cavities, it is always best to visit a physician. They will most often take an x-ray to see the swelling and fluid build-up in the nasal cavity. Another way to identify infection is through a CT scan of the head and nasal passes. A simple test also involves a culture of the nasal fluid to determine the presence of bacteria. The benefit of seeing a physician is that he can not only determine the presence of the infection, he will be able to determine the cause of the infection.
Sometimes if the cause is very serious it requires surgery. An infection must be treated first before steps are taken to prevent further infections. This drastic measure may be required when the cause is due to facial or nasal abnormalities. Injury and trauma will eventually heal on its own and no further steps are needed other then the treatment of the infection itself. Ways to treat the infection are easy. Some of the treatments will include an antibiotic nasal spray to reduce swelling or a pain reliever and decongestant which will help thin the mucus, making it easier to breath. For a person with chronic infections, a minor surgery called an adenoidectomy (removal of the adenoids) will cure the problem permanently. As with any illness, it is always best to seek professional help before trying any self treatments, as some infections can indicate a much more serious underlying problem that must be treated. Sinusitis dizziness can often be the cause of other kinds of illness and should always be investigated when symptoms occur.