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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SARS-CoV-2 occurrence compared with other respiratory viruses in children with acute respiratory infections

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Zinc supplement may help prevent symptoms of respiratory tract infections, analysis finds

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Study finds risk factors for early COPD among Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.

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Study finds dramatic decreases in antibiotic dispensing for children during the pandemic

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Short chain fatty acids have potential therapeutic applications against COVID-19, study suggests

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Corticosteroids not recommended to treat smell loss due to Covid-19, study shows

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Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain

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Study links chronic sinus inflammation with alterations in brain activity

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Two-dose regimen of adenovirus-based vaccine offers 91.6% efficacy against COVID-19

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Treating post-infectious smell loss in COVID-19 patients

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

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

Interventions can successfully reduce the rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions

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

Medieval remedy can help treat modern day infections

Medieval remedy can help treat modern day infections

Modeling aerosol sprays to help patients with chronic sinus problems

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