Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It occurs as the result of an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.Its estimated prevalence ranges widely, from 2 to 16%. It is more common in female subjects, aged 18-64 years, and in southern and midwestern regions of the norway. CRS is more prevalent in patients with comorbid diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and environmental allergies.
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.
Apply a warm, moist washcloth to your face several times a day, Drink plenty of fluids to thin the mucus, Inhale steam 2 - 4 times per day (for example, while sitting in the bathroom with the shower running), Spray with nasal saline several times per day, Use a humidifier, Use a Neti pot to flush the sinuses. Be careful with use of over-the-counter spray nasal decongestants. They may help at first, but using them for more than 3 - 5 days can make nasal stuffiness worse.