“What is a sinus infection/What is acute sinusitis?”

A sinus infection, or acute sinusitis, is swelling of the lining of the sinuses.

When the tissues within the sinuses become filled with fluid, they get blocked and germs develop and cause infection.

Symptoms of acute sinusitis include runny or stuffy nose and swelling, pressure and tenderness within the sinuses. Sinus infections can last anywhere from a few days to a month. Some of the same symptoms of a sinus infection can also be caused by a cold/virus, allergies, a change in weather or environmental irritants.

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