What Is Sinusitis

Sinusitis refers to an infection of the sinuses, a series of hollow cavities within the skull that assist in a variety of functions including breathing. Sinusitis is most often categorized by the duration of the inflammation.

Types of Sinusitis include:

  • Acute (several days – 4 weeks)
  • Subacute (4-12 weeks)
  • Chronic (12+ weeks, several months or years)
  • Recurrent (repeated instances of inflammation within a single year)

Sinusitis is an extremely common disease. Over 28.5 million American adults were diagnosed with sinusitis in 2012. Sinusitis is most often treatable and with proper treatment does not most often lead to complications.

What Causes Sinusitis

Risk Factors For Sinusitis

Diagnosing Sinusitis

Symptoms of Sinusitis


Living With Sinusitis



Medication And Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For A Doctor