The Nose Looks Like There Is Mucus But It Doesn’t Come Out, Is It Sinusitis?

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I often have runny nose, the runny nose seems to be in the nose but can’t come out, and several times it hurts in the sinus area, usually it occurs after a fever or influenza. can occur if the sinuses are not treated. And can the maxillary sinus spread to other sinuses?

1 Answer:

Hi Isma,

Thank you for asking

Sinuses are air-filled cavities behind the forehead and cheekbones. There are 4 types of paranasal sinuses, namely the frontal sinus, maxillary sinus, sphenoid sinus, and ethmoid sinus.

Inflammation of the sinus cavities is called sinusitis. Sinusitis can occur when the outlet that should connect the sinus cavity with the nasal cavity is blocked. As a result, mucus and inflammatory cells will accumulate and cause pain (especially in the forehead, cheeks, and can radiate to the head). In addition, sufferers also often experience nasal congestion, bad smell, throat phlegm, snoring sounds, olfactory disturbances, and bad breath.

The condition you are experiencing can occur due to inflammation in any sinus cavity, not only the maxillary sinus. To be sure, further evaluation is needed, either from a physical examination, laboratory, or also radiological examination, such as x-rays, CT scans, and so on. Anatomically, each of these sinus cavities is not directly connected. However, because all four of them have an outlet to the nasal cavity, it is true, inflammation in one sinus cavity can spread to other sinus cavities. It could also be, sinusitis that is not handled properly will cause permanent olfactory disorders or also spread the infection to other organs, such as the brain, bones, eyes, and so on.

In addition to sinusitis, your complaints can also arise due to other causes, such as rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal cavity), nasal polyps (benign tumors), nasal septal deviation, cancer, and so on. A direct doctor's examination can also distinguish each of these possibilities. Therefore, don't hesitate to go directly to the doctor, don't just rely on internet surfing, okay?

You can do the following initial treatment to relieve your complaints:

Stay away from excessively cold temperatures Stay away from exposure to other substances that often trigger you allergies, such as animal dander, dust mites Eat more foods rich in vitamin C Also drink warm water Do not use decongestants carelessly, especially in the long term Use a mask to protect the entry of foreign particles dangerous to the nasal cavity Adequate rest Stay away from cigarettes If the complaint does not improve with the above efforts, check back with the doctor, okay?

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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