acute suppurative sinusitis


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acute suppurative sinusitis

Etymology: L, acutus, sharp, suppurare, to form pus, sinus, hollow; Gk, itis, inflammation
a purulent infection of the nasal sinuses. Symptoms are pain over the inflamed area, headache, chills, and fever.

acute suppurative sinusitis

Purulent inflammation with pain over the facial sinuses, often accompanied by fever, chills, and headache.

Treatment

Therapy is conservative. Shrinkage in the nasal mucosa is useful to facilitate ventilation and drainage of the sinus. The patient should rest, force fluids, take decongestants, and apply hot packs. If inflammation is due to bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy is indicated.

See also: sinusitis
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