What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems in the U.S. Normally, the sinuses drain through small openings into the inside of the nose. Anything that blocks the flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses. The blockage and inflammation of the sinus membranes can be infectious or non-infectious.
The symptoms caused by sinusitis may be quite uncomfortable. The signs and symptoms may include:
Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
Difficulty breathing through the nose
Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
Loss of the sense of smell or taste
Although medication can help the majority of people get relief from their symptoms, there are still many that require an additional procedure.