Navigation Links
Lingering Cold Symptoms May Mean Sinusitis
Date:1/3/2009

Common wintertime problem stems from blocked sinus cavities

SATURDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- If a stuffy nose and headache persist for more than a week, you may have sinusitis, which often results from the common cold.

Each year, about 31 million Americans develop sinusitis, which results in 18 million physician visits and $5.8 billion in overall health costs, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. People with allergies are more likely to develop sinusitis, which is most common in the winter months.

"Early on, the symptoms of colds and sinusitis are similar," Dr. Anju Peters, chairman of the academy's rhino-sinusitis committee, said in a news release. "But if symptoms are worsening after three to five days, or if they are present for more than 10 days, then sinusitis is the likely culprit."

Sinusitis occurs when cold- or allergy-related inflammation causes blockage of the sinus cavities, hollow areas behind the forehead and cheeks. The blockage prevents normal drainage of mucus, a situation that leads to infection. Symptoms of sinusitis include green or gray nasal discharge, foul tasting post-nasal drip, facial pain or pressure, and light fever.

If not properly treated, sinusitis can last for months or even years. Typical treatment includes antibiotics to deal with the infection and decongestants to relieve stuffiness.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about sinusitis.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, news release, December, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 9/11 Workers Refute Citys Allegation of Discovery Abuse and Malingering
2. Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in Korean population
3. Common treatment for chronic prostatitis fails to reduce symptoms
4. Local Child Treated In Clinical Trial To Ease Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
5. Ability to quit smoking may depend on ADHD symptoms, Columbia researchers find
6. Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
7. Relationship between prostate information and lower urinary-tract symptoms evident
8. November 2008 Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource Highlights 10 Symptoms Not To Ignore, Knee Replacements and Nonprescription Weight-Loss Pills
9. MU study identifies patient strategies for managing symptoms of lymphedema
10. Northwestern Memorial trials implantable device to manage congestive heart failure symptoms
11. Compound Reverses Huntingtons Symptoms in Mice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for ... is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from ... avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this ... coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are ... for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within ... of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) announced ... Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect to ... CPXX ) expired effective June 24, 2016, ... previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and ... Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for all ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... value-based care operating models within the health care industry ... greater financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite ... key business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource ... , These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... OAKLAND, N.J. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... in the design, development and manufacturing of collagen ... and regeneration announced today that Bill Messer ... Sales and Marketing to further leverage the growing ... surgery medical devices. Bill joins the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: