If you do not treat sinusitis in time, it can turn into meningitis: consult with these symptoms

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Sinusitis is a common disease and relatively simple treatment, but despite this, part of the patients does not perform the appropriate care, nor does it address the factors that can predispose the condition, such as allergies. With that, the possibility of developing new complications is high. A major concern is the possibility that sinusitis causes meningitis, an infection that can affect health. Sinusitis can turn into meningitis

According to the otolaryngologist Ricardo Landini Lutaif Dolci, of the Dolci Clinic, sinusitis is an inflammation that affects the paranasal sinuses, which are cavities of the face that are related to the mucosa of the nose. The problem can be caused by allergies, such as allergic rhinitis, air pollution or infections, such as colds and flu.

In rare cases, sinusitis can develop into meningitis, which is an acute inflammation of the membranes lining the spinal cord and brain.

What are the symptoms?

Sinusitis generates a series of symptoms, such as headache, excessive discharge in the nose, cough and obstruction of the nostrils, which can hinder breathing.

But the most common symptoms of bacterial meningitis are mainly

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discomfort

vomiting

headach

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spots on the skinpain and stiffness in the neck and neckCan it be prevented?There is no 100% effective way to prevent sinusitis or meningitis. What yes, you should be aware of the symptoms and seek medical help as soon as possible to prevent the condition from getting worse. Both sinusitis and meningitis are treated with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications.

 

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