Pushy maxillary sinusitis is connected to the nasal cavity by narrow pinholes (junctions) only 1-3 mm in diameter (slightly larger than the diameter of the fountain pen rod).
Inflammation of the nasal cavity causes swelling, and the swelling quickly covers these very joints. As a result, the maxillary sinus is partially closed at first, and if you do not start treatment in time, it is completely blocked. Leukocytes rush into the blocked sinus to fight the inflammation. From the school biology course, everyone probably remembers that their task is to destroy the infection.
That’s how acute catarrhal maxillary hemorrhage begins. If the right treatment is started at this time, there’s a very good chance that the maxillary sinusitis won’t become purulent.
The number of foreign bacteria can be huge, so that the body responds by producing the same huge number of white blood cells (diagnosed with a symptom such as leukocytosis). Increased COE (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and significantly higher than usual white blood cell count in general blood tests will show the doctor the condition of so-called inflamed blood.
But it also happens that the white blood cells are not able to overcome the infection, and die. Pus builds up, a cluster of dead white blood cells. Then it’s purulent maxillary sinusitis – treatment must be immediate and correct, so says Dr. Denis Slinkin.
Dr. Denis Slinkin states: When the mucous-purulent masses cannot leave the maxillary sinuses, they begin to “wander”. Any sane person will understand – it’s time for the ENT clinic. It’s better not to joke with the purulent inflammation that’s burning up near the brain! We need to see a doctor.
Complications for maxillary sinusitis Secondary rhinogenic meningitis (inflammation of the brain membranes) is probably the most dangerous consequence of the disease. But other rhinogenic intracranial complications are also not the best life gains. As soon as there is a suspicion of the disease, you should urgently look for an experienced doctor.
How to recognize maxillary sinusitis: symptoms The first sign of maxillary sinusitis is the nose that is constantly blocked. Usually, a nose that is stuffed is felt more strongly on the inflammatory side. On both sides of the nose, it’s on both sides. It can be nasty. Another symptom is transfer pressure. It’s not uncommon for pain in the cheeks and also at the bottom of the eye socket.
The patient may feel pressure in the eyeballs and lower eyelids. In the morning, the pain is usually imperceptible but becomes very noticeable in the evening. Because of the blurred localization, the patient sometimes feels that it’s just a headache. Pain in the maxillary sinus in the perception of the person can be transferred to the teeth of the upper jaw.