Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It occurs as the result of an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.Previous episodes of acute sinusitis were noted in 33% of the pilots with allergic rhinitis and 21% of the control group (p=0.09). A separate analysis of young pilots (<26 years old) yielded corresponding rates of 57% versus 29% (p<0.001). When the groups were divided by type of pilot, the results showed that 54% of the transport pilots, 34% of the fighter pilots, and 13% of the helicopter pilots with rhinitis also suffered from acute sinusitis, as opposed to 28, 15, and 15%, respectively, of the control group.
Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat, Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose, Pain, tenderness, swelling and pressure around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead, Reduced sense of smell and taste, Cough, which may be worse at night.Pain or swelling around your eyes, Swollen forehead, Severe headache, Confusion, Double vision or other vision changes, Stiff neck, Shortness of breath.