The symptoms mentioned indicate the possibility of infections like sinusitis. Acute sinusitis is usually âcaused by a bacterial infection in the sinuses that results from an upper respiratory tract infection.â
The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull (behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes) that âare lined with mucus membranes. Healthy sinuses contain no bacteria or other germs. Usually, mucus âis able to drain out and air is able to circulate.â
When the sinus openings become blocked or too much mucus builds up, bacteria and other germs can âgrow more easily.â
Using anti histamines (like benadryl or clarityn) and anti inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, or ââtylenol) as needed can be very helpful to control the âsymptoms. But you might consult your doctor for âa examination, to determine the need for any antibiotics and other âsupplementary medications to âhelp you recover sooner. â
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