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What is acute sinusitis?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Acute sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose.
It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks).

In brief: Acute sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose.
It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks).
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Sinus infection

Its the term for a sinus infection.
It can be viral or bacterial commonly.

In brief: Sinus infection

Its the term for a sinus infection.
It can be viral or bacterial commonly.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Less than a month

Acute sinusitis usually lasts by definition less than 30 days.
It is characterized by nasal blockage, pain, fullness and pressure in the mask of the face, pain over and between the eyes, yellow-green nasal drainage, post-nasal drip and rarely pain on top of the head.

In brief: Less than a month

Acute sinusitis usually lasts by definition less than 30 days.
It is characterized by nasal blockage, pain, fullness and pressure in the mask of the face, pain over and between the eyes, yellow-green nasal drainage, post-nasal drip and rarely pain on top of the head.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine

In brief: Bacterial infection

This is usually a bacterial infection of one or more sinus cavities.

In brief: Bacterial infection

This is usually a bacterial infection of one or more sinus cavities.
Dr. Steven Hill
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