Nasal Congestion In The Past 3 Months, Dizziness And Tightness When I Wake Up, Are There Any Symptoms Of Sinusitis?
Tonight, I am Wenny, I am curious, I have had a blocked nose in the past 3 months, when I wake up, my head is dizzy, and sometimes I feel stuffy, is that a sign that I am Sinusitis?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Nasal congestion can cause breathing problems, most often due to colds, excessive mucus buildup, enlargement of nasal tissue, presence of polyps, presence of foreign bodies, inflammation, and so on. This excessive mucus production can result from flu, allergic rhinitis, irritation, vasomotor rhinitis, sinusitis, foreign bodies, nasal polyps, or malignancies such as nasopharyngeal tumors, etc. In sinusitis, in addition to nasal congestion, a buildup of fluid in the sinus cavity can also cause pain or a burning sensation in the facial area, especially if the head is moved, bowed or turned, this fluid will move and will stimulate pain. Some things that can increase the risk of these complaints include, a long history of colds, allergies, nasal polyps, and others. Disorders of the ear such as fluid in the middle ear and rhinitis can also cause such complaints.
To find out the cause and the right treatment should consult an ENT doctor, the doctor will conduct a question and answer regarding complaints, a thorough and specific physical examination of the ear, nose, and throat, and supporting examinations if needed such as laboratory tests, nasal endoscopy, x-rays, or CT a scan. If it has been ascertained the cause of the complaint, the doctor will provide treatment in accordance with the disease. Handling can take the form of medication, drinking or topical to the nose, to surgical procedures depending on the underlying disease. The medicines given are usually in the form of nasal decongestants, pain relievers, topical steroids, etc. Some things you can do at home include:
Spray a nasal rinse solution to help thin mucus
Eat nutritious foods, get enough rest
Sufficient fluid needs
Avoid stress and alcohol.
If the complaint still does not improve, you should consult a doctor.
Thus, hopefully it helps.