Acute Sinusitis is usually triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own, usually within 10-14 days. When the sinus cavities become irritated, this causes swelling, which leads to stagnation. This allows viruses and bacteria to grow inside the nasal cavities, leading to sinus infection. Symptoms of acute sinusitis include headache, facial pain, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Acute sinusitis is typically treated with home remedies, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, nasal decongestants, and nasal saline rinses.
Chronic sinusitis lasts beyond 14 days and may be caused by an infection, bacterial growths, or abnormal anatomy interfering with sinus drainage.
Symptoms for chronic sinusitis include headache, facial pain, runny nose, nasal congestion, throat phlegm, and bad breath. Chronic sinusitis may require antibiotics, steroids, nasal decongestants, and nasal saline rinses.
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