Can a sinus infection be fatal?

Can a sinus infection be fatal?

“The most common way a sinus infection can have a fatal complication is when a sinus infection causes a secondary brain abscess. This is a pus pocket in the brain and can be caused by direct extension (the sinuses are close to or abut the brain) or through the blood stream, as in sepsis.

Where does post nasal drip go?

When your body produces more mucus than usual or it’s thicker than normal, it becomes more noticeable. The excess can come out of the nostrils — that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it’s called postnasal drip.

What is chronic sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis occurs when the spaces inside your nose and head (sinuses) are swollen and inflamed for three months or longer, despite treatment. This common condition interferes with the way mucus normally drains, and makes your nose stuffy.

What home remedy is good for sinus?

Below are natural alternatives to over-the-counter medications for sinus pressure.

  • Saline nasal spray. Share on Pinterest Saline nasal sprays are a popular remedy for sinus pressure and can be made at home.
  • Neti pot.
  • Steam inhalation.
  • Acupressure.
  • Hydration.
  • Warm washcloth compression.
  • Essential oils.
  • Rest and relax.

Does post-nasal drip go to your lungs?

Conclusion: These results suggest that thicker viscous postnasal drip can flow into the respiratory organs when the host is asleep. In addition, postnasal drip which flows into the trachea can move gradually to the oral side by mucociliary transportation of the tracheal mucosa and thus be swallowed.

Is Vicks good for sinus?

Hoecker, M.D. Vicks VapoRub — a topical ointment made of ingredients including camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol that you rub on your throat and chest — doesn’t relieve nasal congestion. But the strong menthol odor of VapoRub may trick your brain, so you feel like you’re breathing through an unclogged nose.