Sinusitis Information

An inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, sinusitis is the result of an infection from bacteria, fungus or virus, allergic reactions or autoimmune issues. The condition leads to the swelling of the sinuses and nasal passages. Sinus is generally classified into two types - acute (sudden onset) and chronic (long term). The most common symptoms of sinusitis are headache and pressure in the eyes, nose, cheeks, or on one side of the head. To know more about the symptoms of sinusitis, along with its causes, browse through the following lines.

Causes Of Sinusitis

  •     Inflammation of the sinus passages
  •     Oversecretion of mucus by the membranes lining the nose and throat
  •     Problem in septum
  •     Swelling of the nasal bones
  •     Nasal allergy
  •     Viral infections
  •     Bacterial and fungal attacks
  •     Allergies related to skin
  •     Stressful lifestyle
  •     Too much intake of alcohol
  •     Excessive smoking
  •     Pregnancy
  •     Tumors
  •     Developmental disorders, such as cystic fibrosis
  •     Infections in the respiratory tract
  •     Inflammatory diseases
  •     Previous surgery
  •     Immunodeficiency

Symptoms Of Sinusitis
  •     Constant sneezing
  •     Headaches
  •     Low grade fever
  •     Running nose
  •     Blockage of one or both nostrils
  •     Pressure around the head, eyes, and face
  •     Lack of appetite
  •     Difficulty in breathing
  •     Mucus flow from nose
  •     Nasal congestion
  •     Ear discomfort
  •     Severe body pain
  •     Breathlessness
  •     No taste of food
  •     Mood swings
  •     Irritation
  •     Reduced sense of smell
  •     Toothache

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