You feel terrible and your cold just won’t go away. Is it really a cold or has it turned into something more? Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell the difference. Please be aware that you are not alone. Sinus infections affect millions of Americans every year. Depending on which of the four sinus cavities are affected the symptoms of a sinus infection may vary.
There are also different types of sinus infections, one being acute and the other being chronic. Interestingly, in 1999, the Mayo Clinic released its findings that fungus is likely the cause of nearly all cases of chronic sinusitis.
While acute sinusitis will normally last less than ten days and not longer than eight weeks, chronic sinusitis will normally last longer than eight weeks or occur more than four times per year with symptoms usually lasting longer than twenty days.
There are several different symptoms of an acute sinus infection, which may include nasal discharge, postnasal drip, facial pain, fever and possibly headaches.
Some common symptoms of a chronic sinus infection may include chronic soar throat, chronic nasal discharge, bad breath, prolonged facial pain, discomfort below the eyes or across the bridge of the nose, toothaches and even low-grade headaches.
It is quite easy to confuse a common cold with a sinus infection. One symptom that is common to both colds and sinus infections is a stuffy nose.
Thankfully, your health care professional is able to diagnose sinusitis using different methods which may include a physical examination, listening to your symptoms, taking X-rays, and quite possibly performing an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT scan (computed tomography).
Many people have reported positive results when using a colloidal silver mineral supplement as a part of their treatment program for recurring sinus infections .
Michael Harader is an expert author who writes on various subjects including sinus infection , sinus infection treatment and sinus infection symptoms as well as other related and non-related topics.