A stuffed up nose and pressure on our cheekbones can often mean you have acute sinusitis. It prevents mucus from draining from your nose. According to the American Academy of Otarlaryngology (AAO), acute sinusitis is common, affecting more than 37 million Americans a year.According to the Australian Health Survey, an estimated 6.3 million Australians suffered from a chronic respiratory condition in 2011–12 (ABS 2012). Data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health survey of general practitioners suggest that respiratory conditions were managed in approximately 1 in 5 encounters from 2004–05 to 2013–14
Nasal congestion, thick, yellow, or green mucus discharge from the nose, sore throat, a cough (usually worse at night),drainage of mucus in the back of your throat, headache, pain, pressure, or tenderness behind your eyes, nose, cheeks, or forehead, earache, toothache, bad breath, reduced sense of smell, reduced sense of taste, fever, fatigue
Therapeutic aspects: Diagnosing acute sinusitis usually involves a physical exam. Your doctor will gently tap your sinuses with his fingers to identify an infection. The exam may involve looking into your nose with a light to identify inflammation, polyps, tumors, or other abnormalities. Your doctor may prescribe prescription antibiotics, anti-fungal medications, or allergy shots for severe acute sinusitis infections. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat the underlying cause of acute sinusitis. Your doctor may perform surgery to remove nasal polyps or tumors, correct a deviated nasal septum, or clean and drain your sinuses.