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Sinus Infections

A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. The sinuses are air-filled cavities located within the bones surrounding the nose and eyes. When these sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, they can become a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, or fungi, leading to an infection.

Types of Sinus Infections

  1. Acute Sinusitis: This type typically lasts up to four weeks and is often caused by a bacterial infection following a cold, allergic reaction, or irritants.

  2. Subacute Sinusitis: This type lasts between four to twelve weeks, often resulting from a bacterial infection that persists longer than in acute sinusitis.

  3. Chronic Sinusitis: If symptoms persist for more than twelve weeks, it's categorized as chronic sinusitis. It can be caused by an infection, growths (nasal polyps), or a deviated septum.

Symptoms of Sinus Infections

Sinus infections can manifest a variety of symptoms, including:

  1. Nasal Congestion: Difficulty breathing through the nose due to blocked sinuses.

  2. Facial Pain or Pressure: Pain or pressure felt in the forehead, around the eyes, nose, and cheeks.

  3. Runny or Stuffy Nose: Discharge of mucus from the nose or a feeling of fullness and congestion in the nasal passages.

  4. Coughing and Sore Throat: Irritation and inflammation can cause a persistent cough or a scratchy, sore throat.

  5. Headaches: Frequent headaches, often exacerbated by sinus pressure and congestion.

  6. Fatigue: Feeling tired, lethargic, or experiencing a lack of energy.

  7. Fever: In some cases, a sinus infection may cause a low-grade fever.

  8. Reduced Sense of Taste and Smell: Sinus congestion can diminish the ability to taste and smell.

Seeking Treatment at Southern Wellness and Skin Center

At Southern Wellness and Skin Center, we understand the impact sinus infections can have on your daily life. Our experienced healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care and effective management for sinusitis.

We offer thorough evaluations, accurate diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment plans to alleviate symptoms and address the root cause of sinus infections. Our goal is to help you breathe easier and achieve optimal sinus health.

If you suspect a sinus infection or are experiencing persistent sinus-related symptoms, contact SWSC to schedule a consultation. Our team is committed to providing you with the best care for your sinus health.

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