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jmurtfeldt
11-26-2008, 10:13 AM
What is siunitus?

gcsjr
11-26-2008, 11:32 AM
It's inflammation of the sinuses. It can be acute, which is typically inflammation caused by an infection (either viral or bacterial). Or, it can be chronic, which is inflammation caused by other factors (allergies, environmental irritants, etc.).

Typically the inflammation will cause your sinuses to get clogged by thick mucus that doesn't drain correctly which can lead to more infections, sinus pressure, a fever and congestion.

TEdds83
11-26-2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks for describing it. That is what I deal with pretty much every day of my life. ugh!

Michell3z
11-26-2008, 10:37 PM
Sinusitus is an inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus, especially of one of the paranasal sinuses.

TheKirsch
11-27-2008, 06:05 PM
I think I might have that. For some reason I am only able to breathe through one nostril at a time and they switch every now and then. I have dealt with this pretty much my whole life as well. Thank god for nasal spray.