Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses are infected or inflamed. Sinusitis affects millions of Americans each year. Sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones around the nose and eyes that drain into the nose. When the sinuses cannot properly drain because of congestion or inflammation, fluid is trapped inside the sinus cavities. Fluid in the sinuses causes pressure, pain, and provides a place for bacteria or fungi to multiply. Sinusitis can be acute, lasting 3 to 8 weeks, or chronic, lasting more than 8 weeks. A chronic infection is more common and more severe in people with a weak immune system or who suffer from fungal infections.
Additional Information about Sinusitis
- Common symptoms of sinusitis
- Common causes of sinusitis
- Natural and alternative treatments for stomach acid imbalance
- Dietary and lifestyle recommendations that may help in the treatment of sinusitis
- Conventional or prescription medications used in the treatment of sinusitis
- Additional reading for sinusitis