By Cathy Robinson BSc DipNutMed
Sinuses are thin, air-filled chambers situated in the cartilage around the nose, both sides of the forehead, between nasal passages, between eye sockets and in cheekbones. They are interconnected and also connect with the nasal passages. Inflammation of the sinuses is called sinusitis and results in a blockage of the natural sinus secretions. This congestion leads to a build-up of mucus and swollen tissues, which can cause symptoms such as headache, pain over the affected sinus, bad breath, feeling of fullness in the ears and a runny or blocked nose. While acute sinusitis commonly follows a cold or flu, and is triggered by a bacterial infection, chronic sinusitis is associated more with food or airborne allergies. When the mucous is greenish or yellowish it indicates infection but when it is clear it’s most likely the result of allergies.
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