What is sinus disease?

Also known as: sinus infection, sinusitis.

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.

Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

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