Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
5 minute read
8 Mar 2021
3:49 pm

Struggling with a blocked nose? It might be a sinus infection

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

In most cases, home remedies are all that’s needed to treat acute sinusitis.

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Acute sinusitis is when the cavities around your nasal passages become inflamed and swollen. This leads to mucus build up and interferes with drainage. This makes it difficult to breathe through your nose. The area around your eyes and face might feel swollen, and you might have facial pain or a headache. ALSO SEE: Know your headache - migraine, cluster or tension? Acute sinusitis is mostly caused by the common cold, which is a viral infection. In some cases, a bacterial infection develops. Most cases resolve within a week to 10 days, unless a bacterial infection develops. In most cases, home...