Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses. This common condition afflicts more than 29 million people each year.
Normally the sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked, pathogens including bacteria, viruses and fungi can grow and cause an infection. Structural issues such as narrowed drainage anatomy are often associated with sinusitis.
As a result, sufferers may experience nasal congestion and discolored discharge, pain around the eyes, forehead and cheeks, fatigue, fever, dental pain and headaches. Potential triggers may include the common cold and other viral respiratory illnesses, allergies, environmental irritants, and nasal polyps.
As part of the diagnostic process, Dr. Sikand may recommend a CT scan of the sinuses. Nevada Sinus Relief offers in-house CT scans for the convenience of our patients.
Do you have Sinusitis?
If your sinus infection does not go away after treatment, or goes away and comes back repeatedly, you may have chronic or recurrent sinusitis. Take a Self Assessment Quiz to find out more.