Sinusitis (sinus infection)Overview


Sinusitis is where the sinuses (small, empty spaces behind your cheekbones and forehead) become swollen, usually caused by an infection.


Common symptoms of sinusitis include pain in your face, a blocked or runny nose, and a headache.


Treatment for sinusitis includes rest, fluids, painkillers, decongestants and nasal sprays. See a GP if you do not feel better after a week.

Page last reviewed: 19/12/2017
Next review due: 19/12/2020