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How Can Sinus Problems Cause Ringing Ears?

on April 20, 2013

Texas ENT and Allergy

Sinus Infection-2Sinus is a deep-set, air-filled cavity, extended to the nasal airway through an ostium. People may suffer from four pair of these cavities; frontal sinus, mawillary sinus, ethmoid sinus and sphenoid sinus. Sinus infection (sinus frisco) arises when a pathogenic micro organism, such as virus, bacterium or fungus matures within a sinus and affects alternate blockage of the sinus ostium. Seepage of mucus and pus frequently appear when the blockage is relieved. The sewerage normally goes from the nasal passage to the throat or out the nostrils.

Bacteria are the most habitual direct causes of sinusitis. The average process heading to sinusitis starts with a cold virus. Colds are originated by virus which can cause nasal tissues swell and chocking the holes which usually drain sinuses. Allergies are time and again connected with sinus infections. Those, who are prone to allergies, tend to have more extensive sinusitis. Bacterial infections take over if a cold does not sort out in 10 to 15 days. Nasal polyps are small, curable growths that grow up from nose or sinus tissues and can generate the sinus cavities to become blocked, interrupting mucus from filtering and leading to sinus infection.

They can reduce airway passages which can in turn trigger headaches. When people’s immune systems get unprotected, fungus attacks, especially in soggy and dark environments. Apart from these factors, chronic medical conditions, unusual anatomy, dry climate, smoking, overuse of nasal products, allergic pollutants are also responsible for sinus problem.

The common signs and symptoms of sinus are nasal blockage with typically thick yellowish or greenish discharge, sheer headache, pressure, reduced sense of smell and taste, chronic fever and persistent cold, ear pain, halitosis, dental pain, fatigue, facial pressure, stuffy nose etc. Surprisingly, there is a connection between sinus and ringing ears. If people are suffering from stuffy and congested sinusitis they’ll possibly feel terrible discomfort and unease due to facial pressure. This can cause a person feel nauseous, dizziness, difficulty in breathing and severe headache.

Once the sinusitis deteriorates, it will end up completely choking the airways and will eventually lead sinus-induced ringing ears, medically referred as tinnitus. The challenges rise up as people get to deal with two obstacles; sinusitis and tinnitus. This illness is characterized by the ringing of one or both of the ears. The excess and unpleasant sounds can be truly disturbing. It diverts people’s attention and a great obstacle towards concentration. People’s normal sleep pattern and daily activities get hugely affected. Once the sinus cavity erupted and sensitized, swelling comes as the aftermath and causes pressures to the ear drums. Hence, people go through ringing ears.

Another cause of tinnitus is the blockage of nasal pathway which can cause mammoth discomfort and due to that ears tend to concentrate on the inner sounds. The disturbing outcome of it can make people frustrated and insane. It not only affects people’s ability to concentrate and sleep pattern but also adversely impact the overall aspects of people’s life. It poses a real threat for millions of people and demand proper remedy of this annoying problem.


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