Sinus Infection Topic Guide
Sinus Infection: Sinus infection (sinusitis), is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. Causes of sinus infections are a result of a viral upper respiratory tract infection (colds), bacterial infections (strep), or fungi. Symptoms of a sinus infection include nasal congestion, pain or pressure in areas of the face or head, coughing, fever, sinus headache, and more. Treatment of a sinus infection is generally with antibiotics. Home remedies include OTC nasal sprays or oral decongestants and the use of a saline nasal irrigation system.
Sinus Headache Sinus headache is caused by inflammation or infection of the sinuses. Inflammation may be caused by sinus infection, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, or irritation. Treatment may be with OTC pain medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin, decongestant medications. If sinus infection is present antibiotic treatment may be necessary.
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