|if you experience symptoms for longer than 12 weeks you could have chronic sinusitis.
A Look into the Sinuses
The sinuses are hollow spaces in the skull
(i.e. the frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and
maxillary) which serve to lighten the skull
and give resonance to the voice. The
purpose of the sinuses, which open into
the nasal cavity, is to generate mucus to
keep the nose from drying out during
breathing and to trap unwanted materials
so that they do not reach the lungs.
When you have acute or chronic sinusitis, the mucous membranes of your nose, sinuses and throat become
inflamed, possibly from a pre‐existing cold or allergies. Swelling obstructs the sinus openings and prevents
normal mucus drainage, causing mucus and pressure to build up. Symptoms include: drainage of a thick, yellow
or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat; nasal obstruction or congestion; tenderness
and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead; and/or a reduced sense of smell and taste. The impact
of chronic sinusitis on a person’s quality of life could include: throbbing facial pain or headaches, congestion,
bad breath, irritability, fatigue or nausea.
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