Sinusitis is a condition that occurs when the sinus cavities develop infections caused by viruses, bacteria or even some types of fungi. The naturally warm, moist environment is an ideal place for these germs to grow and thrive. In healthy sinuses, fluids drain away preventing germs from building up. But when sinuses become blocked from mucus or other causes, an infection can develop, causing symptoms like headache, facial pressure, post-nasal drip, thick mucus discharge, bleeding when blowing your nose, snoring and difficulty breathing. Sinus infections often occur after a cold or allergy flare-up, but people who have chronic infections may have anatomical issues that cause frequent blockages and need to be addressed.
Although a mild infection may clear up with nose drops or nasal sprays, many infections require antibiotics to kill germs and prevent the infection from getting worse or spreading. Using a dehumidifier when sleeping can help with breathing issues and even resolve snoring associated with the infection.
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