Relief available for acute sinusitis sufferers

The changing of the seasons can wreak havoc on your sinuses. If you have nasal congestion, pain and pressure around the face and a stuffy head -- and if it doesn’t go away after a day or two -- it could be sinusitis.

Sinusitis can be caused by allergies, colds or sensitivity to airborne pollutants. These can inflame the lining membrane in the sinuses, specifically the paranasal sinuses. Acute sinusitis, which can last up to four weeks, is also associated with symptoms such as bad breath, fatigue, fever, pain in the teeth and a cough.

If you symptoms persist, make an appointment with an ear nose throat specialist, who can treat sinusitis with medications or sometimes surgery.