According to WebMD, Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue
lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air. But when they
become blocked and filled with fluid, germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi)
can grow and cause an infection.
Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include the common cold,
allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small
growths in that lining), or a deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity).
Most people know when a sinus attack is coming on. You may feel
pressure or pain in your forehead or between your eyes. Sometimes your
teeth may even hurt. When you bend over, you will feel the pressure in your
There are a few different types of Sinusitis. Some last just a few days and
some, such as chronic sinusitis, can last for several weeks.
37 million Americans get sinusitis at least once a year.
Some common causes of sinus problems are:
Illnesses from other people
Smoke in the environment
Deviated nasal septum
Sinus sensitivity and allergies
Symptoms are as follows:
Facial pain or pressure
Loss of smell
Congestion as well as a cough
Mucus may be thick, green or yellow discharge
If you have any of these symptoms, call Allied Medical Centers Today!