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What are the Sinuses, and what is Sinusitis?
The sinuses are empty spaces in the face that surround the inside of the nose and lie above, below, between, and behind the eyes. No one is sure why we have sinuses. But it is likely that they exist to lighten and give strength to the facial bones.
These empty spaces/holes within the facial skeleton are lined with a very thin layer of cells which are constantly making mucus. These secretions then drain into the nose through tiny passageways. Each sinus has a single small passageway for drainage.
If these tiny passageways are blocked for any reason, mucus will build up within the sinus, providing a food source for bacteria to grow. This creates an infection which can become chronic, or may resolve and then reoccur over and over again. Often, repeated or chronic sinus infections will cause permanent narrowing of the sinus drainage pathways, resulting in a vicious cycle of infection and inflammation. Inflammation of the sinuses is the definition of sinusitis…. Learn more
HOW COMMON IS SINUSITIS?
Everyone gets a cold periodically from viruses that attack the nose and sinuses. Sometimes a cold will lead to a bacterial sinusitis that requires antibiotics or other medications for resolution.
But about 1 in 8 people (more than 40 million Americans) are afflicted with chronic or frequently recurrent sinusitis that often will not respond to appropriately prescribed medications. These people may feel as though they have a cold which never goes away. The vast majority of these chronic sufferers are not properly diagnosed or treated.