Skip to main contentSkip to main content

Sinusitis (sinus infection)


Open all pages about Sinusitis (sinus infection)

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

You can treat sinusitis yourself by resting, drinking fluids, taking painkillers, and using decongestants and nasal sprays.

Treatments for sinusitis from a GP can include steroid nasal sprays or drops, antihistamines and antibiotics. Sometimes you may need surgery.

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

Page last reviewed: 31/01/2024
Next review due: 31/01/2027