Swelling. Blocked Drainage. Stagnation.
Do You Suffer from Chronic Sinusitis?
When you have healthy sinuses, mucus drains out and air is able to circulate properly, allowing you to breathe comfortably. Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses swell, causing blockages that prevent mucous from draining. This can lead to bacteria, viruses, and fungus growth inside the sinuses, which causes painful infection.
Know the Signs of Sinus Infection
There are three types of sinusitis which patients may be suffering from: acute, chronic or recurrent acute.
Acute sinusitis symptoms persist for 10 to 12 days, and resolve in four weeks or less.
When symptoms occur for longer than 3 months, this is known as chronic sinusitis. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include persistent nasal discharge that is often green or yellow, fever, coughing which may worsen at night, waking up with puffy eyes, and bad breath.
Four or more episodes or outbreaks in a single year indicates recurrent acute sinusitis. Sufferers will experience a cycle of periods of relief, followed by another outbreak.