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Sinus Infection: Causes and Symptoms
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:36:25 PM »
A sinus infection is inflammation or swelling of your sinuses. When the sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, bacteria can grow
there and cause infection called sinusitis.

Causes:
Any condition that blocks off the sinus drainage channels can cause a sinus infection. Such conditions include colds, allergies such as
hay fever, non-allergic rhinitis, and nasal polyps, which are small growths in the lining of your nose.
If not treated, a sinus infection can last for weeks.

Symptoms:
*Thick, yellow, foul-smelling nasal discharge
*Pressure or pain around the face and eyes
*Headache (generally in the forehead area)
*Nasal obstruction
*Congestion
*Post-nasal drip
*A cold that won't go away or gets worse
*Fever or cough
Note that these symptoms can also be seen with a cold. But if they continue for more than 10 days, you may have sinusitis.