Sinus Infections

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Why Do We Get Sinus Infections?

Millions of people experience sinus infections at least once a year. This uncomfortable infection is a common reason for missing work or school. The symptoms, which include congestion, postnasal drip, fatigue, sore throat, and facial pain, can take days to resolve. For people who routinely experience these frustrating problems, it can feel empowering to understand …

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Got Sinus Pain? Try These Remedies!

Even temporary sinus pressure and pain caused by a cold or allergies can be frustrating. Sinus issues can cause such back facial pain or head pain that daily activities feel impossible. The departure of these symptoms can be a welcome relief. When symptoms do not resolve after a few days, or they recur every few …

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Do You Understand What’s Happening with Your Sinuses?

Sinus symptoms are quite common. They are among the top ten diagnoses made by primary care physicians. Regardless, many people don’t understand what is happening with their sinuses when symptoms do occur, nor how they need to be handled. Here, we’ll discuss some common questions that should be considered. Do sinus symptoms always indicate infection? …

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Do I have Chronic Sinusitis?

Sinus problems can occur for several reasons. When the sinuses present symptoms more often than not, though, we may diagnose a person with chronic sinusitis. Because this term has become more familiar in recent years, many patients ask us if they have chronic sinusitis at their very first visit. It is also one of the …

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Headaches May Be Caused by Something Other than Tension

Headaches are a common complaint among adults of all ages. Often, this troublesome condition is believed to be caused by tension and is treated with over-the-counter medication. Headaches can have other origins, though, including various problems occurring in the ears, nose, or throat. If you experience frequent or persistent headaches and don’t find much relief …

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Sinusitis May Not Look Like You Expect

Each year, millions of Americans struggle with the discomfort of sinus inflammation or infection. Some people refer to sinus problems as a cold, sinus infection, or sinusitis. Clinically, there are a few ways that this inflammation is described. Acute sinusitis may last no more than 4 weeks, subacute sinusitis can last up to 8 weeks, …

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When Post-Nasal Drip is a Problem

Mucus is a normal part of life that we normally pay no attention to. We may even forget that there is mucus at the right parts of our respiratory tract, keeping us healthy by trapping germs and escorting out of the body. Sometimes, the consistency and volume of mucus changes. Slight changes such as mucus …

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Common Causes of Sinus Infection

Sinus infection is a common condition that you know you don’t want to experience again once you’ve had one. The pressure, pain, and fatigue that characterize this infection can make it difficult to get out of bed. To know how to decrease your chances of getting a sinus infection, it helps to know what might …

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