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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.
Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals

Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Johns Hopkins researchers find genetic cause of olfactory neuroblastoma

Johns Hopkins researchers find genetic cause of olfactory neuroblastoma

Unique form of chronic sinusitis found in older patients

Unique form of chronic sinusitis found in older patients

MUHC's 'Dr. House' discovers new genetic disease and the gene responsible for it

MUHC's 'Dr. House' discovers new genetic disease and the gene responsible for it

Pooled analysis of Intersect ENT's steroid releasing implants in patients after frontal sinus surgery to be published

Pooled analysis of Intersect ENT's steroid releasing implants in patients after frontal sinus surgery to be published

Study shows how pneumococci challenge the immune system

Study shows how pneumococci challenge the immune system

Phase III CLL14 study evaluating Venclexta plus Gazyva to treat CLL meets its primary endpoint

Phase III CLL14 study evaluating Venclexta plus Gazyva to treat CLL meets its primary endpoint

Novartis: Lancet publishes pioneering study of Aimovig’s efficacy in episodic migraine patients

Novartis: Lancet publishes pioneering study of Aimovig’s efficacy in episodic migraine patients

Takeda presents vedolizumab phase 3 VISIBLE 1 trial results for treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

Takeda presents vedolizumab phase 3 VISIBLE 1 trial results for treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Most commonly prescribed drugs to primary care patients are not often tested

Most commonly prescribed drugs to primary care patients are not often tested

Location of proteins on bacterial surface can impact pathogenicity of pneumococcal strains

Location of proteins on bacterial surface can impact pathogenicity of pneumococcal strains

Steer clear of coconut oil says Harvard Professor

Steer clear of coconut oil says Harvard Professor

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