What is Chronic Sinusitis?

Adult Sinusitis SufferersSinusitis refers to inflammation or swelling of the sinuses and nasal cavity. More than 30 million people are affected with sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health conditions in America.1

Many cases of sinusitis are acute; however, if the condition occurs frequently or lasts three months or longer, you may have chronic sinusitis.

Patients with chronic sinusitis often suffer from symptoms such as:2

  • Facial Pain or Pressure
  • Nasal Congestion or Blockage
  • Discolored Nasal Discharge
  • Loss of Smell or Taste
  • Headaches
  • Loss of Sleep or Fatigue
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1Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012.
2Rosenfeld RM, Piccirillo JF, Chandrasekhar SS, et al; Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. April 2015; 152(S2);s1-s39.
3Kennedy DW, Wright ED, Goldberg AN. Laryngoscope. 2000; 110(S94):29-31.
4Kennedy DW. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 2012; 6(5):493-498.

The purpose of the site is to help create awareness about sinusitis and treatment options for the disease. Please note that information contained on this site is not medical advice. It should not be used as a substitute for speaking with your physician. Always talk with your physician about diagnosis and treatment information.