Sinusitis - Glossary

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Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on May 25, 2016
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Glossary

Abscess: A collection of pus within a tissue, usually as a result of infection.

Meninges: The three membranous envelopes that cover the brain. The three layers are called pia mater, arachnoid mater and dura mater.

Nasal Polyps: Fleshy swellings that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. These growths are non-cancerous.

Eustachian Tube: The tube that connects the middle ear and the back of the nose, draining the middle ear and regulating air pressure.

Periorbital Cellulitis: Inflammation and infection of the eyelid and skin around the eyes.

Mastoid Process: Round, honeycombed bony prominence located behind the ear.

Maxilla: Upper jaw bone.

Saline Water: A solution of salt and distilled water.

Nasal Irrigation: A procedure in which water is forced into one nostril and let out through the other to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose.

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There are a few home remedies to relieve sinus infection. The use of apple cider vinegar has proven to do wonders for sinusitis. Good information and guidance are available at Health wellness blog on sinus infection relief -http://healthandwellness.cu.cc

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I've had chronic sinusitis for years. It's caused anosmia where I cannot smell or taste anything. I have a blog on this at http://www.anosmia-blog.blogspot.com

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