Sinusitis

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.
What is sinusitis?

The sinuses are hollow air filled cavities within the skull bones. There are four pars of sinuses and these are located behind the forehead (a pair), under the cheek bones (a pair), behind the eyes (a pair) and on either side of the bridge of the nose (a pair).

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FDA expands approved indication for influenza treatment to include post-exposure prevention

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Interventions can successfully reduce the rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions

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Cells lining the nose are key entry point for coronavirus, shows study

Medieval medicine to tackle antibiotic resistance

Medieval medicine to tackle antibiotic resistance

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Medieval remedy can help treat modern day infections

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Modeling aerosol sprays to help patients with chronic sinus problems

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Study identifies new allergy pathway

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'Good' bacteria have a niche in our noses, study suggests

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ACTG initiates clinical trial to evaluate treatment for COVID-19

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Universal childhood vaccination could prevent antimicrobial resistance

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Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health launch two COVID-19 clinical trials

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Nasal sprays cut down usage of antibiotics for individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis

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Study shows how Chlamydia bacteria enter human cells

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Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

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Stem cells with 'dual identity' associated with loss of smell from inflammation in chronic sinusitis