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Sinus Infections

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13 Sneaky Causes of Sinus Trouble

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Sinus infections, the cause of untold misery, strike about 37 million people in the U.S. each year. Here are 13 things that can cause an acute sinus infection (the most common type) and, in some cases, lead to a chronic sinus infection.   View slideshow

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The Best Humidifiers for Dry Skin and Stuffy Sinuses

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We put top humidifiers to the test. To help you feel great all winter, we road tested both cool- and warm-mist humidifiers. Read on to find the best pick for you.   View slideshow

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10 Products to Help Your Sinuses

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Sinuses killing you? Here are 10 products that can help ease the pain—or even stop your next sinus infection before it gets started.   View slideshow

MY STORY

Sinus Surgery Was Harder Than I Expected

Once in a while I still get sinus infections, even after surgery
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After I woke up from sinus surgery, I felt like I couldn't breathe. My nasal cavity was packed with material. Breathing through my mouth was hard too because I’d had a tube down my throat, and it was sore. I don’t think of myself as being claustrophobic, but waking up and not being able to breathe—well, it was a little scary. It wasn’t a cakewalk, but I’m still glad I had the surgery.  Read More

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Expert Advice on Recognizing, Treating, and Avoiding Sinus Infections

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Jeffrey Terrell,, MD
Director of the Michigan Sinus Center
Q: Can it be dangerous to ignore sinus infections?

A: It’s best to see your doctor if you think you have a sinus infection. Very, very rarely, sinus infections can spread to the tissues surrounding the sinuses, the eye, or the brain, with consequences including blindness, meningitis, and even death. Read More

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10 Sinus Infection Symptoms

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You may need more than a few tissues to cure your "cold." To see if you have sinus trouble, check out these 10 sinus infection symptoms.   View slideshow

MY STORY

I Had a Quick Sinus Surgery and an Easy Recovery

One surprise: Surgery changed the shape of my face
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One of my daughters had sinus surgery, and it was an ordeal. So even though my sinus troubles were so bad I was nearly housebound, I said, "Sinus surgery is not for me." Then a doctor showed me CT images of the sinuses above my eyebrows and below my eyes. They were packed tight with swollen tissue. He said they may have been that way for 40 years.  Read More

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