Sinus Problems

Sinus Problem

Sinus infections occur when the sinus passages become inflamed by mucus, swelling and infection. You may be experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Sinus congestion or blocked nose
  • Mucus or discharge from the nose
  • Headache
  • Sinus pain and soreness in the forehead, eyes or cheek area
  • High temperature
  • Toothache
  • Chronic cough

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms for 3 weeks or longer, you may have a sinus infection and should call your doctor to make sure that you are getting proper treatment.

The most common sinus problems are:
  • Allergies
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Trauma
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Polyps
What causes sinus problems?

Sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of the lining of one or more of the sinuses. If you have ever had a sinus problem, you know exactly how miserable they are. Itching and pain are frequent symptoms, as is the pressure that can range from mild to severe. A persistent post-nasal drip can also contribute. Some people experience pain on the side of the head along with nasal congestion and sneezing.