If you've ever had a stuffy nose, a headache, or an ache that spreads across your face, you may have had a sinus infection (also known as sinusitis).
While these symptoms may sound similar to those of the common cold, sinus infections are different and can have a wide range of causes and symptoms. In some cases, sinusitis can even be a chronic condition.
If you’re having sinus pain, your healthcare provider (HCP) can help you find the treatment you need.
Keep reading to learn about some common sinus issues, causes and treatments, then talk with your HCP about your situation.
Sinus infection symptoms
Could your headache be caused by a sinus infection? What about pressure across your nose, along with congestion and coughing? Is it true that bad breath is a symptom of sinusitis? Learn more about sinus infections and their symptoms.
What causes sinusitis?
You may have heard that sinus infections are caused by bacteria or viruses, but is that the full story? What other factors play a role in sinusitis? Learn some of the possible reasons for your sinus issues, then talk with your HCP. They can help you identify the root cause of your symptoms and find the right treatment.
Sinus infection treatments
Whether you have a mild sinus headache, are having problems with smell or taste, or feel too weak and tired for your normal activities, your HCP can help. What can you expect when it comes to treatment? Will your HCP recommend a nasal spray or another over-the-counter medication? What about antibiotics? It depends on how you developed a sinus infection in the first place. Read on to learn more about some of the treatment options your HCP might recommend.