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Sinusitis means your sinuses are infected or inflamed. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain and infection. Sinusitis can be acute, lasting for less than four weeks, or chronic, lasting much longer. Acute sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, pollutants, nasal problems and certain diseases can also cause sinusitis. Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays and vaporizers can also help.
FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

Aspirin desensitization can help alleviate alcohol-induced allergies in patients with AERD

Aspirin desensitization can help alleviate alcohol-induced allergies in patients with AERD

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

Doctors use new non-invasive approach to treat nasal obstruction

Doctors use new non-invasive approach to treat nasal obstruction

FDA approves new drug to treat MS in pediatric patients

FDA approves new drug to treat MS in pediatric patients

AAE's new practice statements aim at improving patient care

AAE's new practice statements aim at improving patient care

Acclarent introduces real-time, 3D navigation system for ENT procedures

Acclarent introduces real-time, 3D navigation system for ENT procedures

Patient's mucus may help predict type of chronic sinusitis

Patient's mucus may help predict type of chronic sinusitis

Study uncovers special receptor that protects against asthma, allergies

Study uncovers special receptor that protects against asthma, allergies

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing linked to patient's age and race, study shows

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing linked to patient's age and race, study shows

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Researchers reduce over-prescription of antibiotics by using computer alerts to inform doctors

Researchers reduce over-prescription of antibiotics by using computer alerts to inform doctors

ClaroNav’s surgical navigation system receives FDA clearance

ClaroNav’s surgical navigation system receives FDA clearance

Children with respiratory tract infections have increased risk for asthma, worse lung function in later life

Children with respiratory tract infections have increased risk for asthma, worse lung function in later life

Olfactory tissue regeneration requires inflammatory processes that create loss of smell

Olfactory tissue regeneration requires inflammatory processes that create loss of smell

WHO releases list of antibiotics as last resort in superbug infections

WHO releases list of antibiotics as last resort in superbug infections

Study finds high rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for low-risk Ontarian seniors

Study finds high rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for low-risk Ontarian seniors

Air pollution may directly affect biology of upper airways to cause chronic sinus problems

Air pollution may directly affect biology of upper airways to cause chronic sinus problems

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Pathogenicity of fungus in plants could provide clinical information about respiratory diseases

Pathogenicity of fungus in plants could provide clinical information about respiratory diseases