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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.
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

Food intolerance testing: an interview with Dr Gill Hart

Food intolerance testing: an interview with Dr Gill Hart

Penicillin allergy testing: an interview with Dr. Eric Macy

Penicillin allergy testing: an interview with Dr. Eric Macy

FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Study develops new methodology to analyse genetic bases of pathogenic bacteria

Study develops new methodology to analyse genetic bases of pathogenic bacteria

Novel therapeutic approach may be effective for disrupting bacterial biofilms

Novel therapeutic approach may be effective for disrupting bacterial biofilms

Structures on surface of pneumococci determine bacteria’s ability to cause meningitis

Structures on surface of pneumococci determine bacteria’s ability to cause meningitis

Simple blood test can help track rising levels of eosinophils linked to regrowth of sinus polyps

Simple blood test can help track rising levels of eosinophils linked to regrowth of sinus polyps

Study estimates 30% of outpatient oral antibiotic prescription in the U.S as inappropriate

Study estimates 30% of outpatient oral antibiotic prescription in the U.S as inappropriate

Good bacteria can help inhibit growth of S. pneumoniae

Good bacteria can help inhibit growth of S. pneumoniae

New GASMAS-based technique shows promise for non-invasive sinusitis diagnostics

New GASMAS-based technique shows promise for non-invasive sinusitis diagnostics