There are spaces in the bones of your face called sinuses. They are behind the eyebrows, your cheeks and even the jaw. A fluid (mucus) actually cleans dust and bacteria from the air that you are breathing in. This occurs because you also have tiny little hairs in your nose and sinuses (cilia) that move this mucus out and helps drain it out of your nose.
Symptoms That Dr.'s Look For...
"Facial pain or pressure, Fatigue Bad breath, Fever, Tooth pain, Cough, Ear pressure, Facial congestion or fullness, Nasal obstruction, Thick & discolored drainage, Change in taste or smell, Headache, Fatigue, Bad breath, Fever, Tooth pain, Cough and Ear pressure"
"The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis."
When all else fails, then surgery becomes an option. The following links are added to help you find more out and where I found my information.
Sinusitis and Antibiotic Use
"The following symptoms may indicate the presence of a bacterial infection in your sinuses:
This is a great article to read if you are wondering why your Dr. put you on antibiotics, or why he/or she did not. Check it out! Hugs, Teri
Sinusitis and Herbal Use
The Eucalyptus tree has shown over the years that it has many uses - one of those uses is in colds, flu's, even asthma along with coughing and Sinusitis.
By inhaling the 'medicinal' ingredient (Eucalyptol) it loosens up mucus aiding in coughing, soothes mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and throat. "The oil's germ-fighting actions may reduce the risk of a secondary respiratory infections."http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,778,00.html