This is an inflammation of the sinuses due to infection, allergies or other medical conditions.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses due to infection, allergies or other medical conditions.
Sinusitis can develop if there is a buildup of mucus due to a cold, allergies or other medical condition that cause inflammation. It can also occur if there is a blockage of the opening of the sinuses. Sinusitis can cause:
Sinusitis may be acute or chronic; the treatment will vary depending on the type, cause and symptoms. Most sinusitis can be treated with self-care and over-the-counter medications, such as allergy medications and pain relievers. Antibiotics are only needed if your healthcare provider thinks you have a bacterial sinus infection.
Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of sinusitis.
Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider.
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