PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the different types of sinusitis?

ANSWER

You may hear your doctor use these terms:

  • Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy nose and facial pain. It may start suddenly and last 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Subacute sinus inflammation usually lasts 4 to 12 weeks.
  • Chronic inflammation symptoms last 12 weeks or longer.
  • Recurrent sinusitis happens several times a year.

From: What Is Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Acclarent. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Acclarent. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

Who gets sinusitis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: