Sinusitis is a condition that occurs when your sinuses are infected or inflamed. The three types of sinusitis include acute, chronic, and recurrent. Depending on what type you have, treatment is available in the form of medication, nasal sprays, or surgery.
Sinus pain is one of the most common symptoms of sinusitis. However, the type of pain a person experiences will depend on which sinus is affected.
Acute sinusitis causes may include:
- The common cold
- Chronic inflammation.
Causes of chronic sinusitis are more difficult to determine.
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