Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of the sinus cavities which are located behind the eyes and nose. It is extremely common with approximately 37 million cases in the U.S. each year. Common causes of sinusitis are viral or bacterial infection, allergies, and asthma.
Sinusitis can lead to secondary infections because the sinus openings become blocked, mucus builds up, and this turns into a breeding ground for bacteria.
Symptoms of acute sinusitis often follow a cold that doesn’t get better, or gets worse after a few days. Some of these symptoms are congestion, nasal discharge, headache, post-nasal drip, sore throat, cough (commonly worse in the evening), and fatigue.
Asthma, allergies, and their triggers, such as indoor air pollution, can also lead to the development of sinusitis. Indoor air pollutants such as tobacco smoke, chemical odors, cooking smoke, dust, and more, exacerbate the symptoms of asthma and allergies. Having a clean, healthy indoor air environment is essential for sufferers of sinusitis.
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