Do you have chronic fungal sinusitis? Have you tried all possible fixes but still fail to find the right cure for your sinusitis? Did you know that you are in great risk of losing your battle with fungal sinusitis if you do not directly target the real cause?

Fungal Sinusitis - Causes and Symptoms
Fungal sinusitis is basically described as the inflammation of the sinus cavity. This type of sinusitis is mainly caused by molds. Molds are fungi which are plant-like organisms that grow in warm, humid climates and places. Your environment is a great factor in determining the primary culprit of fungal sinusitis. Spaces like the home, office or the garage can be sources of elements causing your chronic fungal sinusitis. Molds are a component of the household, and large quantities of mold spores in your environment pose a threat for allergies (allergic fungal sinusitis).

Fungal sinusitis is commonly caused by microorganisms known as Aspergillus and Mucor. In addition, the maxilliary sinus could be a breeding ground of fungus balls (mycetoma) which also gives the patient a bad breath odor. An invasive fungal sinusitis affects ethmoid sinuses that can result to a patient’s vision abnormalities. There are reports of some individuals developing fungal sinusitis with extensive use of antibiotics.

When one suffers from fungal sinusitis, common symptoms include
- coughing,
- headache,
- fever,
- congestion,
- postnasal drip,
- facial pain and pressure
- and nasal polyps.

Fungal sinusitis is greatly suspected when there is enormous facial pain and dark nasal discharge. Unsuccessful antibiotic treatments can also signal the confirmation of fungal sinusitis.

Prevention and Common Treatments
Now that you know that molds are a health hazard, you are encouraged to take big steps in eliminating them from your environment. Check water leaks, roofs and ceilings. Scrub window frames with mold-fighting cleansers, increase air exchange in your rooms. Let your living area breathe by bringing in fresh air to decrease the chances of fungal infestation. If you are already suffering from sinusitis, it is helpful do the age-old fix of taking lots of fluids like water, juices and hot teas to alleviate sinusitis symptoms. Decongestants and oral medications are widely available to relieve sinus congestion and headache. Visit your doctor to know if you are required to have an x-ray of your sinuses since nasal polyps are almost always present in fungal sinusitis. Some patients with severe cases of fungal sinusitis find cure using concentrated steroid drops, steroid sprays or metered dose inhaler for steroids. Sometimes it is necessary for patients to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery if the sinuses are greatly infected.

New and Effective Technology in Treating Fungal Sinusitis
Technology and research have paved the way not only for a new trend in sinusitis treatment, but for a more efficient solution that directly targets fungal sinus infection. This new method is known as nebulizer therapy. This technology makes use of a micro-pump nebulizer that aerates topical antifungal medication to be inhaled by the patient. The small particles released by the nebulizer go directly to the sinuses, thereby rapidly eliminating the fungal infection. There is less fear of side effects using this method since treatment is topical and medications are not directly absorbed by the bloodstream.

Ask your doctor about nebulizer therapy and learn how to keep your sinuses healthy for life.

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