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Sinus Infection

Sinusitis or sinus infection is a condition in which the tissue that lines sinuses cavities becomes inflamed. This swelling can sometimes close up the sinuses, trapping mucus and air inside. This can result in discomfort and pressure. It can sometimes result in a bacterial infection.

What are the conditions that can sinus blockage?

Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include:

  • The common cold
  • Allergic rhinitis, which is swelling of the lining of the nose caused by allergens
  • Small growths in the lining of the nose called nasal polyps
  • A deviated septum, which is a shift in the nasal cavity

What are the types of sinus infection?

Here are the types of sinus infection one can possibly suffer from:

  • Acute sinusitis

It is characterized by cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose, stuffy nose, and facial pain. It may appear out of nowhere and last for two to four weeks.

  • Subacute

The duration of subacute sinusitis is usually 4 to 12 weeks.

  • Chronic Sinusitis

Symptoms of chronic sinusitis can linger for up to 12 weeks.

  • Recurrent sinusitis

This conditions occurs numerous times a year.

Who is at the high risk of getting a sinus infection?

You are more likely to suffer from this conditions if you have:

  • Swelling inside the nose like from a common cold
  • Blocked drainage ducts
  • Structural differences that narrow those ducts
  • Nasal polyps
  • Immune system deficiencies or medications that suppress the immune system

How sinus infection can be cured?

Sinus infection can be cured by proper medications, surgery, and home remedies.