What is Acute Sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis is a condition that causes the cavities around your sinuses to swell. When this swelling happens, it causes mucus and drainage to build up, which causes pain or pressure.

Sinusitis symptoms include:

Sinusitis Treatment

When symptoms first appear, unless they are severe, it is fine to try home remedies, such as over the counter cold remedies and saline nasal rinses. If symptoms worsen or persist, you’ll want to make an appointment with your doctor. Most of the time, a few days of rest is all you need to feel better.

Acute sinusitis is typically caused by a virus or allergies, and does not require antibiotics. Sinusitis that doesn’t clear up with rest and home remedies can cause a sinus infection, at which time you should see a physican.

Ramie A Tritt, MD, President, Atlanta ENT

You Might Also Enjoy...

Avoid Asthma Attacks with Better Indoor Air Quality

Tens of thousands of people suffer from asthma in the United States, with hundreds of those in Georgia. The instances of this disease are on the rise across the nation and the world. People who suffer from this illness have swollen and inflamed airways ...

How Do Chronic Sinus Issues Affect Overall Health

Anyone who has chronic sinusitis is quite familiar with the pressure behind the eyes, headaches, constant dripping nose and coughing that go hand in hand with the condition. Here are some things to look out for if you are affected by chronic sinusitis:

The Link Between Nasal Polyps and Snoring

Nasal polyps number among many causes of obstructions within the nasal passages. Such obstructions can lead to increased strain being required for the simple act of breathing. When asleep, this can often enough result in snoring.

Sleep Apnea May Increase Women’s Risk of Heart Disease

Sleep apnea is a silent affliction that affects millions of people every year. It often goes undiagnosed, and has been associated with many health problems from tiredness and lack of focus to high blood pressure to diabetes to mental and emotional problems

Help for Hives

You might think that you are the only one that has them, but you’re not. If you have hives, you are one of MANY! Hives (technically called “urticaria”) is a very common skin problem with the most common symptom being itchiness.