Do your sinus symptoms hang on and on? Those headaches, the sinus pain and pressure, and the nasal congestion that just won't go away?
You may be one of the estimated 37 million people suffering with chronic sinusitis each year.
It may start out as a cold, but if your symptoms drag on past 4 weeks, you might be struggling with a chronic sinus infection. Sinusitis is a painful condition resulting from swelling of the sinus membranes. This swelling can block the sinus passageways, preventing mucus from draining.
As mucus builds up in the sinus cavities, it stagnates, allowing organisms to grow and cause a sinus infection. The result is a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that can really make you miserable.
Among the most common symptoms are:
- Facial tenderness or swelling
- Pain and pressure around your eyes
- Tooth or ear pain
- Sinus pressure or pain
- Nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Nasal drainage
- Post nasal drip
- Irritated throat
- Bad breath