There are several different degrees of sinusitis, it can progress from mild to acute very quickly if left unchecked. It can also become chronic sinusitis and that is really miserable.
Sinusitis can become acute if it last for over a few days following with colds which usually clears in about twelve weeks. On the other hand, sinusitis could develop into chronic sinusitis when the symptoms (i.e. headache, fever, post-nasal drip, colds, etc.) end up lasting for more than 12 weeks.
There are good reasons to get treatment started as quickly as possible. Here are a few of the possible complications that could arise if sinusitis is left unchecked.
- One of the accounted complications of sinusitis is Osteomyelitis.This is commonly linked to acute frontal sinusitis and could also be associated with subperiosteal abscess, which originally described by Sir Percival Pott as “Pott’s puffy tumor” in 1760. Experts also said that most adolescent male with acute frontal sinusitis are specifically at threat for critical problems. This complication includes infection of the forehead and other facial bones. Most common symptoms are forehead pain, leukocytosis and low grade fever.
- The spread of infection by anaerobic bacteria to the brain, both through blood vessels and through the bones is considered as the most dangerous complication of sinusitis, predominantly the frontal and sphenoid sinusitis. This kind of complication results to life threatening conditions such as meningitis and abscesses. Such type of cases, the affected individual goes through altered consciousness, visual problems, personality changes, headache, coma, seizures and eventually death.
- Another sinusitis complication is what they call orbital infection or infection of the eye socket. This causes inflammation that which results to floppy eyes, a very rare yet severe problem of ethmoid sinusitis. This is the case when a patient loses an eye movement and will experience a vision loss or blindness due to the pressure on the optic nerve which is permanent sometimes. In addition, the suffering individual will endure severe illness and fever in many instances.
Obviously, it is importatnt to get chronic sinusitis under control as quickly as possible. Fortunately, there are many effective natural sinusitis remedies in addition to anti biotics that can quickly help you eliminate sinusitis.
Delay of even a few days can seriously complicated your condition. Please, get started on a plan of action as quickly as possible so that you can avoid not only the above complications, but also several others that are equally serious.