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Triggered by a cold, allergies or bacterial/ fungal infection, acute recurrent maxillary sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses.

Approximately 0.5% of all upper respiratory tract infections involve sinusitis, which is most common in adults (children do not have fully developed sinuses). One in 10 people visit their doctor for sinusitis trouble each year.

Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks

Acute sinusitis (acute rhinosinusitis) causes the cavities around your nasal passages (sinuses) to result in inflammation and swelling.
With acute recurrent maxillary sinusitis, you might experience difficulty in breathing through your nose. The area around your eyes and face might feel swollen, and you might experience throbbing facial pain or a headache.

Symptoms

Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty in breathing through your nose
Pain, swelling and tenderness in the facial region
Pressure around the nose, forehead, eyes and cheeks

Treatment

Self care:
Avoid polluted environments. Avoid bending forward, travelling long distances in planes and/ or sudden change in temperatures when suffering from acute recurrent maxillary sinusitis.
Medication:
Painkillers, nasal decongestants, nasal saline rinses and antibiotics are usually prescribed.
Specialists:
Acute Recurrent Maxillary Sinusitis can be treated by an expert medical professional, and should not be ignored.
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