Sinusitis Relationship With Nosebleeds?
I want to ask whether sinusitis affects pregnancy?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Sinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the sinus cavity, the cavity behind the cheekbones and forehead bones. The existence of this cavity serves to make the head lighter, helps increase the humidity of the air that is inhaled through the nose, and in the production of sound. Depending on the length of the course of the disease, sinusitis is divided into acute sinusitis (4 weeks), sub-acute sinusitis (4-12 weeks), and chronic sinusitis (> 12 weeks).
Among the symptoms that may arise in sinusitis are headache, facial pain, heavy face when bending over, fever, nasal congestion, greenish-yellow discharge in the nose, loss of the sense of smell, and bad breath. Nosebleeds can occur in this condition, especially if the cause of sinusitis is due to a tumor or polyp, which will be discussed later. Also, if the sufferer picks up the nose more often and expels the nasal mucus too hard or harshly, this can cause nosebleeds. But nosebleeds themselves are not the main symptom of sinusitis.
Furthermore, there are several causes of sinusitis, including viral infections, smoking, allergies, crooked nose bones, weakened immune system, and tumors or polyps. Pregnancy can be one of the triggers for sinusitis. This is because during pregnancy, the hormones circulating in the body make the blood vessels in the nose widen, thereby increasing the risk of sinus infections. So people who are pregnant are more susceptible to sinusitis, especially if they do have a previous history of similar complaints. But it doesn't have to be someone who is pregnant with sinus.
What needs to be a concern is that if you are pregnant and have sinus problems, the medicines you used to take when you were not pregnant may not be suitable if you are taking them now while pregnant. So make sure again whether your drug is safe by consulting an ENT doctor. So, hopefully it answers your question.