How familiar are you with fungal sinusitis? Do you know the symptoms of fungal sinusitis? Are you familiar with the treatment of fungal sinusitis? In this section, we provide some information about the recognition of fungal sinusitis and the symptoms and treatment of such sinusitis.
It is commonly believed that sinusitis is a bacterial or viral infection, but new research shows that some sinusitis is a fungal infection. In acute sinusitis that does not respond to antibiotics and anticonvulsants, the immune system may have reacted to a fungus and the sinus cavities have been stimulated.
Fungal sinusitis occurs when a fungal organism invades the cavities of the sinuses. It is not uncommon for fungi to enter our airways because the environment is full of these organisms and we breathe them in every day. But when the immune system is weakened, the fungus grows in damp, dark sinus cavities.
Symptoms of fungal sinusitis
Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to distinguish fungal sinusitis from other types of sinusitis. The symptoms of different types of sinusitis are similar and often people get more than one type. In other words, sinusitis may be bacterial, viral, or fungal, but it is usually a combination of these. Sometimes sinusitis starts with a viral infection and then becomes bacterial or fungal. To diagnose the type of sinusitis, you should see a doctor and be tested.
Treatment of fungal sinusitis
Unlike bacterial sinusitis, fungal sinusitis does not respond to antibiotics, nor do anticonvulsants. So it is difficult to treat.
In these cases, endoscopic surgery is the best treatment. But there is a possibility of recurrence of sinusitis after surgery.
Because the main cause of this type of sinusitis is a fungus, it is best to decontaminate your area to prevent infection. Humid environment is the main factor in the growth of fungi. Therefore, humid environments such as bathrooms, bathrooms, kitchens are the place where fungi grow, as well as beds, pillows, umbrellas and anything else that can be the place where fungi grow.
To reduce fungus at home, do the following:
• Keep wet areas as clean as possible.
• When the humidity is good, do not use a fumigator to humidify the air (using a fumigator in winter, when dry air irritates the sinuses, can be helpful)
• Keep houseplants and less dried flowers at home, as both of these flowers are fungicides.
• Repair leaking water valves and pipes.
• Avoid wearing wet boots at home in the winter.
• Do not leave wet towels in the bathroom, dry them quickly.