Have you noticed that your sinuses are stuffy? Have you heard a popping noise coming from them when you squeeze your nostrils? Bubbles in sinus?
If you hear noises that resemble bubbles in sinuses then you may have an acute sinus infection, or sinusitis. If your symptoms have persisted for more than a week, it’s time to see a doctor. You can easily get an appointment with SmartDocMD, virtual doctors, if you are a patient in California. If you think you may have a sinus infection, click here to get started with your treatment. We offer a free online doctor visit consultation using our proprietary algorithm that will take answers from your online patient interview and offer ways of treatment. If you choose to speak to an online doctor about your sinus infection, you pay a low fee of just $30, one time for the visit.
Anatomy of sinuses and nose
When considering a sinus infection, its important to know a little bit about the anatomy of features within your sinuses. Everyone has three nasal turbinates and when these structures become enlarged due to inflammation from mucous membranes that have swollen due to an allergen trigger or infection. Sinus turbinates are made of a thin bone that is covered by a spongy mucous membrane within the nasal cavity. Their function is to warm the air that we breathe in and humidify it as it passes through the nose. The mucous layer of the turbinates assists in filtering out allergens such as dust, pollen and other tiny particles in the air.
When we are congested, the turbinates, particularly the inferior turbinate, can block breathing when they are swollen. The middle turbinates can become enlarged if an air-bubble pf sorts develops inside of the bone, which is a separate condition from sinusitis, and it is called Concha Bullosa. Concha Bullosa of the middle turbinates can narrow the ostiomeatal complex, the space where the sinuses drain, and this can contribute to sinusitis.
What could be causing this?
Acute Sinusitis is a common condition that typically arises after you’ve had an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold. It comes with discharge from your nose, blocked breathing, pain and tenderness around, headache in a localized area, fever of 100 degrees or more, toothache, limited sense of smell, and bad breath. Generally, you’ll just feel kind of yucky, even if you do not present with all of these symptoms.
Where can I get help?
Click here to see if you are appropriate to visit an online doctor about your sinusitis. If you think you’ve had these symptoms for a long time or have had repeated sinusitis be sure to tell the doctor of each episode you’ve recently had. If you are hearing bubbles in your sinus, it could just be a bad sinus infection, or you could have a different sinus issue. Our Board Certified doctors can assess you and determine what next steps need to be made.
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