The majority of  individuals believe that acute sinusitis can be cured without any treatment. If not treated properly, sinusitis can trigger serious effects on the lifestyle as well as the health of the individual. This condition is usually caused by a particular type of bacteria, fungus or virus which affects the mucous membrane. The sinuses become full of fluid which encourages the bacteria to develop. This results in the swelling and blockage of the sinus cavity.

Air pollution and smoke can also be responsible for inflaming the lining of your sinuses and nose, causing sinusitis. Certain individuals are allergic to tree pollen and grass. If left untreated, sinusitis can lead to harmful results. Consequently, it is imperative to treat the condition as soon as possible. In the subsequent paragraphs, we will mention 3 possible treatment methods of sinusitis.

1. Self-help

There are quite a few home remedies which can be tried to treat sinusitis. One such remedy will be to apply lemon balm on the afflicted area such as cheeks, nose, and forehead which will bring immediate relief. It is also possible to minimize the pain by massaging eucalyptus oil on your nose. One more useful treatment method that you can try is “Nasal irrigation”. The congestion will be reduced significantly by clearing up your nasal cavity using saltwater. Furthermore, you may also inhale steam along with a moderate quantity of menthol oil to get a good result.

2. Medications

Sinusitis is usually accompanied by fatigue, headache, and high fever. You might use doctor prescribed medicines like nasal sprays, over the counter medicines such as Sudafed or Mucinex.  The mild decongestants or steroids can prove to be useful. Make it a point to ask your Pediatrician before giving medication to your children.

3. Surgery

You might be suggested by your  pediatrician for your child to undergo surgery in case your chronic sinusitis doesn’t get better with medical and home remedies.  This is the last resort and you rarely will hear these words come from a pediatrician. This is for severe cases and is not taken lightly. Usually, endoscopic sinus surgery is considered safe but putting any child through surgery should be the last thing your pediatrician tries. It is possible for your child to undergo the surgery under general or local anesthesia. However, like any procedure there is a risk involved. The child might experience swollen cheeks and eyes as well as bleeding following the surgery. But all these symptoms will usually disappear within several days.