Sinus Infections are a common condition in which the nasal passages and cavities become inflamed. This is often paired with and/or caused by a cold or allergies. Symptoms of this include headaches, congestion, runny nose, and pressure in the sinus area. This is caused by the build up of fluid and bacteria in the sinuses, causing a blockage and growing bacteria.
Mucus build up will occur overtime and may cause respiratory congestion in addition to the nasal area. People most commonly complain of pressure above their eyes and a heavy sensation in their head. Sinus Infections may resolve on their own but are much more likely to go away with treatment and antibiotics. Fatigue can often come with a sinus infection. Common over-the-counter medications may help, such as nasal decongestant, pain medication, and saline rinses.
Lots of hydration helps aid the symptoms and promotes a faster recovery time. Humidifiers help keep your sinuses moist and may keep blockages from building up, along with hot showers and neti pots. If a sinus infection persists too long, it can lead to other issues. Seeking medical advice will ensure correct diagnosis and quicker recovery.