Whether Sinusitis Can Interfere With Fetal Development?
Good afternoon, I am a 24 year old woman who is currently 6 months pregnant … from before I got married I was convicted of contracting the maxillary sinus bilateras, left etmoidalis and left frontalis. When I was pregnant, the symptoms I felt were so severe, such as thick, green, foul-smelling mucus from my nose until I was 3 months in my womb, then now the liquid doesn’t come out of my nose anymore, but rather from the throat, so I always have phlegm until now. My womb has entered 6 months and as much as possible I do not swallow it so I always spit … My question .. Can the infection interfere with the development of my fetus, especially if the mucus is swallowed? I am very worried because this is my first pregnancy, just for my information routine check my womb every month and always have 4-dimensional ultrasound from the start until now and my gynecologist said my fetus is healthy and there are no disturbances … Anyway … I also do not take antibiotics for my sinusitis because I am afraid of affecting my fetus. .. Please answer
Maybe you mean sinusitis. Sinusitis is an inflammatory condition in the sinus cavities where this inflammation can be caused by many things such as bacterial, fungal and other infections. Normally, these sinuses are empty cavities.
The mucus found in sinusitis occurs due to the presence of mucus in the respiratory tract mixed with dead cells, bacteria and body immunity, which can come out through the nose or throat. This is due to the channel from the nasal cavity to the sinuses in the head.
Is sinusitis dangerous for your fetus? Yes, but indirectly. Sinusitis caused by infection must be treated properly. Because if the infection is not resolved properly, it is feared that the infection can spread such as inflammation of the lining of the brain because the sinuses are very close to the lining of the brain even though they are separated by the skull bones. The infection can also spread throughout the body through the blood causing sepsis. If this happens to the mother, it can affect the fetus.
It's a good idea to check with an ENT doctor to confirm your condition. Later, the doctor will provide therapy that is suitable and safe for pregnant women.
I hope this helps.