Sinusitis

This condition develops when an infection, usually a virus from a cold, spreads to the cavities behind your eyebrows and check bones, and between your eyes. You might have a stuffy nose with discharge, and facial pain and pressure. Avoid it. Guard against it with...

Congested Sinuses

The problem:  It’s sometimes unclear whether lingering congestion stems from allergies or a sinus infection.  To determine the cause, some doctors order CT scans. But a simple nasal smear is usually all that ‘s required. When you might need a CT scan: ...

Sinusitis

De Stress——Doctors have known for a long time that emotional stress can dampen immunity and increase the risk for infection. It also tends to increase the incidence (and discomfort) of colds, allergies and sinusitis. Stress creates a cycle known as anxiety...

Prone to Sinus Troubles?

Prop yourself up on pillows so that you’re at a 45-degree angle to the bed. “It’s easier for your diaphragm to work effectively when you’re semi-upright,” explains sleep specialist Michael J. Decker, Ph.D. “Plus your mouth will be...

Treating Sinusitis: Don’t Rush to Antibiotics

The Problem: People with sinusitis due to the common cold or other causes are often prescribed antibiotic prescriptions written for adults in outpatient care. But most of them probably don’t need the drugs. Here’s why: They seldom help Sinusitis usually...