Sinus Infection Topic Guide
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. Some of the signs and symptoms of a sinus infection include:
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.
Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Nosebleeds are categorized based on where they originate. Anterior nosebleeds originate from the front of the nose, and posterior nosebleeds originate from the back of the nose. Most nosebleeds do not have an easily identifiable cause. Anterior nosebleeds generally can be treated at home or in the doctor's office. Posterior nosebleeds generally require hospitalization.
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