A bad taste in the mouth is not a very good experience. There are times when we can taste our own bad breath. This is not a very pleasing experience. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus cavities located in our head. One of the major symptoms of sinusitis is bad breath and bad taste. This is also known as bad taste sinus disease.
Normally, the nose and sinuses produce between a pint and a quart of mucus secretions per day. This passes into and through the nose and picks up dust particles, bacteria and other air pollutants along the way. Tiny hair like structure called cilia which line the nasal cavity sweep the mucous to the back of the throat. Then it is swallowed. The acid in the stomach destroys any harmful bacteria present in the mucous.
Bad taste sinus disease occurs mostly due to post nasal drip. Sinuses are basically a part of the nasal passage which produces mucous. When this network becomes irritated due to some reason like allergy, infection, inflammation, smoke or pollution it begins to produce more mucous than what is required by the sinus cavity. This mucous then flows into the throat causing an awful taste in our mouth.
Bad taste sinus disease is not risky because if the mucous gets swallowed, the stomach destroys any harmful bacteria that are present in the mucous. Sinus can only be risky if it spreads to the brain or the eyes which is very rare. If sinus triggers any other disease like bronchitis, asthma or chronic cough it can be dangerous. Post nasal drip entering the lungs can also be very dangerous.
Bad taste sinus disease is normally accompanied by other symptoms of sinus like headache, fatigue, slow fever, facial pain and tenderness. It can be diagnosed very easily by any medical practitioner.
Treatment of sinus entirely depends on the degree of advancement of the disease. It can be cured by medication or may require surgery or sometimes both. A lot of care and precaution should be taken to avoid bad taste sinus disease. Smoking whether active or passive, should be avoided completely. Proper oral hygiene and proper cleaning of the nose also helps avoiding sinus.