Sinusitis is an inflammation of the infectious, acute, or chronic nature of nasal mucosal lining of the bone cavities of the face (sinuses). Air-filled sinuses, cavities located on both sides of the nasal cavity are lined with a mucous membrane, fragile, when it becomes inflamed and infected, swollen blocking the channels through which mucus drains into the nasal cavity. The resulting pressure can cause nasal congestion, headache, runny nose, and yellow-green, cheek pain.
Acute sinusitis lasts up to three-weeks and can be caused by cold, flu, a bacterial infection, or even swimming in contaminated water. Chronic sinusitis can be caused by a deviated septum, irritation caused by dust or smoke, or fungal infection.
In the case when a bacterial infection is the cause of sinusitis, your doctor will recommend treatment with antibiotics. Oral or nasal decongestants will help and can bring temporary relief, but used more than three days will … Read More