Sinus Infection Overview
Another name for Sinus Infection is Sinusitis.
What is sinusitis?
A person with sinusitis has inflammation of the lining to the sinuses, usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. A long-standing form of sinusitis, called chronic sinusitis, is common in those who have allergic rhinitis. About 1 out 7 people develop sinusitis each year in the US.
What are the symptoms of sinusitis?
Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, runny nose, sneezing, sinus headache, facial pain, dental pain, throat redness, fever, and fatigue.
How does the doctor treat sinusitis?
Treatment for sinusitis may include nasal spray, antihistamine medications, decongestant medications, antibiotics or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Rarely, surgery is required to treat chronic sinusitis.
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