What is sinusitis?
Sinusitis is the swelling and inflammation of the sinus tissues. The swelling of the sinuses can create blockages and cause bacteria or viruses to grow. The bacteria and viruses create a sinus infection, also called sinusitis. Sinusitis can cause a host of miserable symptoms including problems breathing, headaches, and other symptoms that make daily life difficult.
Not all sinusitis cases are the same, and some require different types of treatment. If you are suffering from sinusitis, it’s time to get help and find relief with Emerald ENT.
Sinus Infection vs. Cold
The symptoms of sinus infections and colds are known to overlap but there is a distinct difference between the two. While colds are caused by a virus and characterized by sore throats, cough, headache, stuffy nose, mucus buildup, sneezing, general fatigue, swollen sinuses, and fever; with a sinus infection, the primary area of infection is the nasal passages which is much harder to get rid of.