Paranasal sinus reflects to all the four sinuses that are air filled spaces communicating with nasal cavity. There sinuses are divided into four groups according to the site of their location and the bone associated with them. Let us see, what are these four sinuses?
The paranasal sinuses are divided into four groups:
Maxillary sinuses: They are also know as maxillary antra and they are the largest of all sinuses. They are located under the eye and due to the maxillary bone checks in this region they are called maxillary sinuses.
Frontal sinuses: These sinuses are located over the eyes which are associated with frontal bones and hence called frontal sinuses.
Ethmoid sinuses: The space between the nose and the eyes are located with paranasal sinuses called ethmoid sinuses.
Sphenoid sinuses: The sinuses located near the sphenoid bones is called sphenoid sinuses. Its located at the center of the skull and under the pituitary gland.
Now all these paranasal sinuses have some biological role to play in our body. What are these? They decrease the weight of the skull, shape the facial bones, increase resonance to voice, provide a buffer against any blow to your face, Insulate sensitive structure like dental roots, fluctuations in the nasal cavity, and protect eyes. The process of heating and humidifying is an important function of these sinuses.
All these paranasal sinuses are vulnerable to infections by bacteria and others. They can infect any of the four sinuses that we have in our domestic region. When they infect the sinuses we call it sinusitis. The infections cause great trouble to the patient. When this happens this is called sinusitis. Sinus infection is not something very deadly! They can be get rid of naturally.
You can consult your doctor for the medications and besides medication you can do the following in home to avoid any problem of paranasal sinuses. Hot Water Treatment. That is expose your face to lukewarm water and allow the treatment for five minutes everyday. The warmth not only relieves the pain and but also helps in killing the germs causing infections.
Along this natural treatment to get rid of a sinus infection naturally you must try to avoid those food that help aggravating sinus. These are like wheat, cheese, spicy food, milk and many more.