A stuffed up nose and pressure on our cheekbones can often mean you have acute sinusitis. Acute sinusitis, also called acute rhinosinusitis, is a short-term infection or inflammation of the membranes that line your sinuses. Information was obtained from 57,128 responders living in 19 centres in 12 countries. The overall prevalence of CRS by EP³OS criteria was 10.9% (range 6.9-27.1). CRS was more common in smokers than in nonsmokers (OR 1.7: 95% CI 1.6-1.9). The prevalence of self-reported physician-diagnosed CRS within centres was highly correlated with the prevalence of EP³OS-diagnosed CRS.
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
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.