The sinuses are air-filled cavities inside the bones of the skull. When these become infected (sinusitis), you’re likely to experience a blocked nose, a post-nasal drip and, possibly, headache.
Sinusitis refers to inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
It affects about 30% of the population at some point
Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and viral infections are common causes
It’s important to treat a sinus infection as soon as it starts
Q: Son has had four operations and the polyps grow back quicker each time twice with fungi infection
Dr Gary Kroukamp MBCHB, FCORL(SA) is an ENT Specialist, practising from rooms at Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town Ask a question
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