What causes sinusitis?

Sinusitis is usually the result of a cold or flu virus spreading to the sinuses from the upper airways. Only a few cases are caused by bacteria infecting the sinuses. An infected tooth or fungal infection can also occasionally cause the sinuses to become inflamed.

How do you say chronic sinusitis?

How do I say I have sinusitis?

When the tiny openings that drain the sinuses get blocked, mucus gets trapped in them. This makes a good home for bacteria, viruses, or fungi to grow. If a cold lasts for more than 10 to 14 days (sometimes you may have a low-grade fever), you may have sinusitis (say: syne-yuh-SY-tis).

What is the meaning of sinus?

Sinus: 1. An air-filled cavity in a dense portion of a skull bone. Air enters the sinuses through small opening in bone called ostia. If an ostium is blocked, air cannot pass into the sinus and likewise mucous cannot drain out. See also: Sinusitis.

How can I permanently cure sinusitis?

Treatments for chronic sinusitis include:
  1. Nasal corticosteroids.
  2. Saline nasal irrigation, with nasal sprays or solutions, reduces drainage and rinses away irritants and allergies.
  3. Oral or injected corticosteroids.
  4. Aspirin desensitization treatment, if you have reactions to aspirin that cause sinusitis.

What is the root word of sinusitis?

The root word of sinusitis is sinus.