Chronic sinusitis is a very common condition that can affect all age groups. It’s defined as having inflamed and swollen sinuses (the hollow, air-filled cavities around the nasal passages) for at least eight weeks, despite attempts to treat the problem. This condition can even linger for years, showing signs of clearing up and then returning.
Chronic sinusitis interferes with the normal drainage of mucus, causing it to build up and provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. This triggers your body’s immune system to kick off an inflammatory response, causing swelling that results in troublesome symptoms. These include difficulty breathing through your nose, pain around your eyes and in your face, and headaches.