Sinusitis: Types, Symptoms, & Treatment

Sinusitis is a swelling of the lining of the sinuses. Normally your sinus cavity is filled with air, but if there is a blockage and the sinuses are filled with fluid, an infection can follow. A sinus infection may be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. There are different types of sinusitis. Let’s take a look at the different types, the symptoms, and treatment.

Different Types of Sinusitis– If you or your child experience nasal pain and congestion that lasts longer than two weeks, it might be a sinus infection

  • Acute sinusitis has many of the same symptoms as a cold including nasal discharge, headaches, and facial pain but it lasts for more than 10 to 14 days but usually less than two months.
  • Chronic sinusitis is sinus inflammation that lasts more than eight weeks.
  • Recurrent sinusitis is two or more attacks of sinusitis in one year’s time.

Symptoms of Sinusitis –

Although sinusitis might be triggered by a cold or allergy, symptoms often increase in severity over time.

  • Nasal congestion and discharge
  • Pressure headaches that cause pain and tenderness behind the eyes, around the face, and possible toothaches.
  • Fatigue, weakness, body aches
  • Sore throat and cough
  • Bad breath
  • oss of smell and postnasal drip
  • Fever

Seek Treatment –

You don’t have to suffer with sinusitis. Medrite is open Sunday through Friday with a caring staff of physicians and nurses ready to give you the treatment you need.

  • If your cold has lasted more than 14 days and you are experiencing the symptoms listed above, it’s a good idea to get checked and treated.
  • If symptoms continue after you’ve taken antibiotics or severe headaches are not relieved by non-prescription headache medications like Advil, Aspirin, or Tylenol seek medical attention.

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