A regular and healthy sinus should be filled with air. An infection in the sinuses means that they have been blocked and filled with fluid. Bacteria and other particles can build up and cause an infection.
Some of the leading causes of sinus infections include:
Sinus infection symptoms may vary depending on the type of sinus infection with which you are affected. Sinusitis infections can be grouped into the following:
The following are common acute sinus infections symptoms:
Other symptoms that one may experience with acute sinusitis include fever, bad breath, dental pain, and fatigue.
Sinusitis symptoms that last for more than 12 weeks are said to be chronic. A few examples include:
When you experience sinus infection symptoms for more than 12 weeks, you must see a doctor. Dr. Terrance Kwiaktowki is highly recommended by his patients, call 702-966-3100 to schedule an appointment with him today.
For acute sinus infections, a doctor may prescribe decongestants and saline nasal spray. Using over the counter decongestants for more than three days is not advisable. For chronic sinus problems, you may need to take antibiotics. Also, moist and warm air can help relieve chronic sinusitis symptoms. It is important to avoid triggers linked to your sinuses or allergies.