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How common is sinusitis?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Common

.. Bacterial infection of the sinuses affects about 34 million people a year. Conservative medical treatment handles the vast majority of cases. At times surgical procedures like endoscopic sinus surgery or newer balloon technologies are used to open diseased sinuses.

In brief: Common

.. Bacterial infection of the sinuses affects about 34 million people a year. Conservative medical treatment handles the vast majority of cases. At times surgical procedures like endoscopic sinus surgery or newer balloon technologies are used to open diseased sinuses.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very common

Anything "-itis" means it is inflamed.
Causes of inflammation include allergic, chemical (inhaled irritating fumes), mechanical/traumatic, and infectious. If the sinuses are inflamed and swollen, this often leads to a swelling shut of the sinus cavities in the cheeks, nose, and forehead, causing pressure and pain, which can predispose them to infection. See your internist if saline rinses fail.

In brief: Very common

Anything "-itis" means it is inflamed.
Causes of inflammation include allergic, chemical (inhaled irritating fumes), mechanical/traumatic, and infectious. If the sinuses are inflamed and swollen, this often leads to a swelling shut of the sinus cavities in the cheeks, nose, and forehead, causing pressure and pain, which can predispose them to infection. See your internist if saline rinses fail.
Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
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