Sinusitis: Effects of sinus inflammation

Sinus inflammation and infection can lead to a wide range of symptoms

Sinusitis - also known as rhinosinusitis - is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses that afflicts over 35 million people each year.

Normally, the sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, pathogens (bacteria, viruses and fungi) can grow and cause an infection. Structural issues such as narrowed drainage anatomy are often associated with sinusitis.

Sinusitis sufferers experience a wide range of symptoms, including nasal congestion and discolored discharge, pain around the eyes, forehead and cheeks, fatigue, dental pain, and headaches.

The general term sinusitis is often used to describe several specific conditions that differ in duration and cause. Click on the links below to learn more.

Recurrent Sinusitis

Have you suffered from sinusitis symptoms 3-5 times or more in the last twelve months?

Chronic Sinusitis

Have your sinusitis symptoms lasted for 12 weeks or longer?

Acute Sinusitis

Have you suffered from any of the sinusitis symptoms listed above for a week or less?


Do you have sinus pain or bleeding caused by pressure changes while flying or scuba diving?

Contact Point Sinus Headache

Do you have recurring headaches around the eyes, forehead or temple?