Sinusitis can be caused by chronic allergy, infection or more commonly a combination of both. Symptoms include sneezing, itching of your nose, stuffy nose or runny nose having yellow or greenish mucous. Other symptoms may include pain and pressure in the face, headaches, bad breath, productive cough, fever, tooth pain and reduced sense of taste or smell.
Acute Sinusitis only happens for a sort time; typically a week. Chronic Sinusitis is typically caused by allergies, bacterial infection and nasal polyps. Other health conditions that may cause Chronic Sinusitis are Asthma and GERD. If one continues to have symptoms of Sinusitis an allergic evaluation is in order. An allergist can conduct tests to determine what you are allergic to. Utilizing a combination of appropriate avoidance measures, the proper use of medication, and immunotherapy (allergy injections) patients can expect marked improvement of their symptoms. If left untreated, Chronic Sinusitis can aggravate Asthma and respiratory disease, chronic headaches, nasal and sinus polyps, systemic infections, and worsen Obstructive Sleep Apnea.