Allergic fungal sinusitis refers to an allergic reaction triggered by fungi present in the patient’s atmosphere, which causes the formation and excessive discharge of mucus and blockage of the nasal passages, due to the inflammation of the epithelial tissue that lines the cavities of the breast. Allergies are a very common reason for the onset of sinusitis and all its associated symptoms, which include –
* Nasal congestion – The lining of the nasal passages and sinus cavities swells and blocks them, allowing the accumulation of mucus in the cavities and consequently allowing the breeding and growth of bacteria and fungi, which can cause infections and other associated complications .
* Headache – The accumulated mucus puts pressure on the nerves near the forehead, adding weight and pressure to the face.
* Yellowish-green mucus – A common complaint among all patients with sinusitis, sometimes this nasal secretion can contain blood, requiring immediate medical attention to locate and seal any broken nasal blood vessel.
* Swelling of the face – The accumulation of mucus in the lower sinuses causes swelling around the eyes and cheeks.
* Fatigue – Impaired breathing leads to lower oxygen levels in the body, thus significantly reducing endurance.
Impaired vision – Accumulated mucus also exerts pressure on the optic cavities and optic nerves, thus obstructing vision.
Halitosis, also known as halitosis – The accumulation of bacteria / fungi can lead to tissue degeneration and consequent bad breath.
Sinusitis falls into two main categories based on the duration and intensity of symptoms. These two types of sinusitis are:
* Acute sinusitis – Acute sinusitis is defined by a sudden onset of the above symptoms, which are similar to those of a flu or a cold. Acute sinusitis generally lasts up to a month.
* Chronic sinusitis – Chronic sinusitis is a much more serious condition, characterized by symptoms of sinusitis that last for more than two months.
Sinusitis can be triggered due to many different factors, such as –
* Allergies – Sinusitis, both acute and chronic, can be the result of an allergic reaction to allergens. These allergens, such as pollen, tissue, food or any other substance, vary from person to person and also have the ability to cause sinusitis symptoms. In such a case, relief for sustained symptoms is possible by taking the required injections.
* Infections – Infections can be very serious as they are able to severely weaken the tissue that lines the sinus cavity, to the point where it is completely destroyed, if not treated promptly. Weakened tissue will lose its ability to secrete and regulate mucus in the affected sinus cavities, making it even more difficult to relieve the infection itself.
There are many treatments available for this condition that can be used to effectively treat both types of sinusitis by alleviating the symptoms it entails. In addition to over-the-counter drugs, there are also a number of affordable natural alternatives to effectively treat this condition.