Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus cavities, typically called a sinus infection. There are two types of sinusitis: acute and chronic. Acute, just like the name implies, lasts up to several weeks (but not longer than 3 months), whereas chronic is any sinus infection that lasts for longer than three months. If you have any type of facial pressure, colored mucus, or any congestion, you may have some form of sinusitis. Some patients with chronic sinusitis also have nasal polyps which chronically prevent the sinuses from draining. Other patients may have narrow drainage outflow tracts that predispose them to chronic or acute sinusitis. Medications are the main form of treatment for this condition. However, some home treatments, such as humidifiers and nasal irrigation, may help to alleviate sinus infection symptoms. The sinusitis experts at Waco Ear, Nose & Throat can assist in alleviating the symptoms of sinusitis.
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