Sinusitis

Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the sinuses resulting in symptoms.

Common symptoms include thick nasal mucus, a plugged nose, and facial pain.

Other signs and symptoms may include fever, headaches, a poor sense of smell, sore throat, and a cough.

The cough is often worse at night.

Serious complications are rare.

It is defined as acute sinusitis if it lasts less than 4 weeks, and as chronic sinusitis if it lasts for more than 12 weeks.

Chronic sinusitis is a common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen Also known …

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