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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.

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.

*Thick, yellow, foul-smelling nasal discharge
*Pressure or pain around the face and eyes
*Headache (generally in the forehead area)
*Nasal obstruction
*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.