Also known as: sinus infection, sinusitis.
What is sinus disease?
Sinus disease refers to any number of medical conditions that impact the sinuses. The sinuses are cavities in the skull that usually trap germs and prevent them from infecting the body. They are a common area of infection, however.
What causes sinus disease?
Sinus diseases are frequently caused by bacterial or viral infection. In other cases, the diseases are a complication of an allergic reaction that affects the sinuses.
What are the symptoms of sinus disease?
Symptoms can include a stuffy or runny nose, congestion, cough, a feeling of pain or pressure in the head, fatigue, fever and tooth pain.
What are sinus disease care options?
Decongestants can help with the symptoms of sinus disease. If the disease is caused by a bacteria, antibiotics can help. Antihistamines are useful for treating allergies that lead to sinus disease. In severe cases, surgery to open up the sinuses and relieve pressure may be an option.
Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD
This page was last updated on: 5/24/2018 2:44:51 PM
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Dr. Davé is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is chief of the PSA Section of Otolaryngology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Davé sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Dr. Yamilet Tirado is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a pediatric otolaryngologist/ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist within the Division of Otolaryngology and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center.