Learn about the causes of Sinusitis & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Sinusitis within New Zealand.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities in the bones of the face, and is most commonly caused by viral infection. Symptoms include headache, temperature, nasal congestion and pain or pressure in the face.
The sinuses can become inflamed in a variety of ways. Once inflamed,
the mucus begins to thicken which prevents the sinuses from draining
properly. Colds and influenza are the two most common causes of
sinusitis as the viruses that cause both conditions can spread to the
Other risk factors which can lead to an infection of the sinuses include:
If you are feeling unwell as a result of a painful and blocked nose then visit your GP for a proper diagnosis. If sinusitis is a recurring problem you may be referred for an X-ray or CT scan to rule out any underlying cause.