Sinusitis occurs when the cavities of the nose become inflamed and swollen. The condition is usually caused by a virus and improves often within a short period of time maximum up to three weeks. It is less commonly coming in combination with an allergy.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of one or more paranasal sinuses. It can either develop as a common sinus infection (rhinitis, a cold) or less commonly in conjunction with allergies. If sinusitis lasts longer than two months, it is referred to as being chronic. The maxillary sinus is often affected as well in acute or chronic infections. Because of the swelling of the mucosa in the paranasal sinuses, its secretions can no longer flow out properly and they become lodged in the paranasal sinuses. There they can become infected with pathogens (such as viruses).
Sinusitis is relatively common. People with sinusitis often experience pressing or pulsating headaches around the forehead and eyes, which become stronger when bending forward. Furthermore, a runny nose (rhinitis), coughing at night, and a generally ill feeling and slight fever may occur. Chronic sinusitis may be accompanied by fatigue and exhaustion.
Sinusitis can be diagnosed by your doctor in an examination and, if necessary, imaging can be used (such as a computer tomography or CT scan). This imaging can be used to discover polyps in the sinuses. Treatment consists of cleansing the nose with salt water, nasal sprays with cortisone, and in certain cases the use of antibiotics. Severe cases require treatment by an ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) specialist. Polyps can be completely removed in a minor surgery.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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