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  THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 7, Ch. 86, Nose And Paranasal Sinuses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Acute sinusitis is caused by streptococci, pneumococci, Haemophilus influenzae, or staphylococci and is usually precipitated by an acute viral respiratory tract infection.
In acute sinusitis, penicillin V 250 mg po q 6 h is the initial antibiotic of choice, and erythromycin 250 mg po q 6 h is the second choice.
Sinusitis not responsive to antibiotic therapy may require an operation (maxillary sinusotomy, ethmoidectomy, or sphenoid sinusotomy) to improve ventilation and drainage and to remove inspissated mucopurulent material, epithelial debris, and hypertrophic mucous membrane.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual/section7/chapter86/86j.jsp   (704 words)

 Sinusitis, NIAID Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinuses are hollow air spaces in the human body.
The ethmoid sinuses are near the tear ducts in the corner of your eyes.
At least two-thirds of sinusitis cases caused by bacteria are due to two germs that can also cause otitis media (middle ear infection) in children as well as pneumonia and acute worsening of chronic bronchitis.
www.niaid.nih.gov /factsheets/sinusitis.htm   (2603 words)

 AAAAI - Patients & Consumers Center: Tips to Remember: Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an acute (very intense) or chronic (happening repeatedly or all the time) inflammation of the nasal sinuses - hollow cavities within the cheek bones found around the eyes and behind the nose.
Sinusitis can affect the nose, eyes, or middle ear, and may be indicated by plentiful, thick, colored nasal drainage, bad-tasting post-nasal drip, cough, head congestion and an accompanying headache.
Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose - not the sinuses.
www.aaaai.org /patients/publicedmat/tips/sinusitis.stm   (889 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinusitis occurring during the first week of upper respiratory infection is usually viral in origin.
Most commonly allergic fungal sinusitis occurs in response to a variety of species, and tends to involve multiple sinuses and is associated with and eosinophilic infiltrate.
Complications of acute bacterial sinusitis inlcude: preseptal cellulitis, orbital cellulitis, orbital abscess, osteomyelitis, and subperiosteal orbital abscess.
home.coqui.net /myrna/sinus.htm   (1357 words)

 Sinusitis - ACAAI
The sinuses are air-filled cavities in the skull.
When sinusitis develops, the normal flow of mucous from the sinuses to the back of the throat is interrupted.
Sinusitis is often confused with rhinitis, a term used for the symptoms that accompany nasal inflammation and irritation.
www.acaai.org /public/advice/sinus.htm   (1405 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinusitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the nasal sinuses.
Since the ethmoid sinuses are near the tear ducts in the corner of the eyes, inflammation of these cavities often causes swelling of the eyelids and tissues around your eyes, and pain between your eyes.
If you are prone to sinusitis, it may be uncomfortable for you to swim in pools treated with chlorine, since it irritates the lining of the nose and sinuses.
www.germology.com /sinusitis.htm   (1998 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"Sinusitis" refers to inflammation of the nasal sinus cavities, which are moist, hollow spaces in the bones of the skull.
Sinusitis often affects people who have a stuffy or runny nose due to allergies (allergic rhinitis).
Chronic sinusitis can also be caused by infection, but is more often caused by inflammation and blockage due to allergies or a physical obstruction (deviated septum, misformed bone or cartilage structures, nasal polyps, tumors, or foreign objects).
www.umm.edu /careguides/allergy/allergy_sinusitis.html   (1021 words)

 Postgraduate Medicine: Acute sinusitis
Sinusitis accounts for almost $6 billion annually in direct healthcare costs and is the fifth most common diagnosis for which an antibiotic is prescribed (1,2).
Clinical diagnosis of sinusitis is made difficult by overlap in the symptoms of rhinitis and sinusitis.
Therefore, suspicion of sinusitis is warranted when a patient has a cold that has persisted for longer than a week and is accompanied by fever, nasal congestion, sinus discomfort, maxillary toothache, purulent nasal discharge, headache or facial pain exacerbated by bending forward, and a biphasic illness (11).
www.postgradmed.com /issues/2004/01_04/leggett.htm   (2545 words)

 Sinusitis - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments - Chronic Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinuses are air pockets that are located in your face - the cheek area under your eyes, between your eyes, just behind your nose, and in your forehead.
Since the ethmoid sinuses are near the tear ducts in the corner of the eyes, inflammation of these cavities often causes swelling of the eyelids and tissues around the eyes, and pain between the eyes.
Acute sinusitis is treated by re-establishing drainage of the nasal passages, controlling or eliminating the source of the inflammation, and relieving the pain.
www.sinuspharmacy.com /sinusitis.html   (2302 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In healthy sinuses, the mucous membranes are intact, the sinus passages are open enough to allow drainage and air circulation through the nasal passage, and cilia (small, hair-like projections) propel the mucous outward.
Sinusitis is an infection that may be caused by one or more problems with the normal functioning of the sinuses.
Sinusitis symptoms depend on the location of the infection; for example, the pain in maxillary sinusitis occurs in the cheeks and may extend to the teeth and mouth, whereas frontal sinusitis causes pain across the lower forehead.
www.entcolumbia.org /sinusit.htm   (739 words)

Sinusitis is so widespread that Americans with the problem miss an average of four work days a year.
The inflammation of the nasal sinuses is usually triggered by inadequate draining due to allergies, infections or structural problems of the nose such as narrow drainage passages or a deviated septum.
Call your doctor for any of the signs or symptoms of sinusitis, including: pain or stuffiness in the cheeks or around the eyes; a continuing discharge from the nose that is yellow, green, bad-smelling, or tinged with blood; a headache that either is worse in the morning or gets worse when you bends forward.
www.mamashealth.com /allergies/sinunitis.asp   (815 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinusitis refers to an inflammation of the sinuses, airspaces within the bones of the face.
Sinusitis is almost always due to an infection, although swelling from allergies can mimic the symptoms of pressure, pain, and congestion; and allergies can set the stage for a bacterial infection.
People with chronic sinusitis should also be checked for allergies; and they may need a procedure with a scope to see if any kind of anatomic obstruction is causing their illness.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/sinusitis.jsp   (1501 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Four pairs of sinuses, known as the paranasal air sinuses, connect to the nasal passages (the two airways running through the nose) and are those that are involved in sinusitis.
Sinusitis is an infection that occurs if one or more of the defense processes or factors are amiss, causing obstruction, and bacterial growth occurs in the paranasal sinuses.
The primary objectives for treatment of sinusitis are reduction of swelling, eradication of infection, draining of the sinuses, and ensuring that the sinuses remain open.
www.morehead.org /wellconnected/000062.htm   (13785 words)

 Sinusitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis can be a lifelong condition and may result from untreated acute sinusitis that causes damage to the mucous membranes, medical disorders that cause chronic thickened stagnant mucus, or structural abnormalities.
Sinusitis is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting an estimated 15% of the population.
This may be the case with acute ethmoid sinusitis in which pus breaks through the sinus and threatens the eye, with very severe frontal sinusitis, with invasive fungal sinusitis, or when cancer is present in the sinuses.
www.summitcountyinternist.com /id225.htm   (9744 words)

There are four groups of paranasal sinuses: the maxillary, which are located in the cheekbones on either side of the nose; the frontal, located right above the eyebrows; the ethmoid, located between the eyes and down to the bridge of the nose; and the sphenoid, located behind the ethmoids.
Sinusitis can be chronic (lasting for a long period time and reoccurring) or acute (having a rapid onset, but a short, sometimes severe, course).
Sinusitis is treated with a decongestant and steam inhalation to open the nasal passages.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/s/sinusitis.htm   (746 words)

 Welcome to SinusInfoCenter.com
Sinusitis is one of the most common health conditions in the United States.
It is estimated that over 37 million people suffer from sinusitis and sinusitis related conditions each year and that over 13 million people visit their physician each year due to chronic sinusitis.
Sinusitis is a prolonged inflammation of the sinus cavities brought on by a cold, allergy attack or bacterial infection.
www.sinusinfocenter.com   (300 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Sinusitis
The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull (behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes) that are lined with mucous membranes.
Sinusitis can be acute (lasting anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks) or chronic, with symptoms lingering much longer.
If sinusitis is thought to involve tumor or fungal infections, an MRI of the sinuses may be necessary.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm   (1117 words)

Sinusitis is the medical term for inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the sinuses.
The frontal sinuses are located in the area near the eyebrows; the maxillary sinuses are located inside the cheekbones; the ethmoid sinuses are between the eyes; and the sphenoid sinuses sit behind the ethmoid sinuses.
A person with bacterial sinusitis usually will have more facial pain and swelling than someone with viral sinusitis, and he or she may also develop a fever.
kidshealth.org /teen/infections/common/sinusitis.html   (845 words)

 Sinusitis - Allergies: allergy symptoms, treatment, and medications by MedicineNet.com
Sinusitis, inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, is one of the more common diseases that may afflict people throughout their lives.
The paranasal sinuses are air-filled cavities in the dense portions of the bones of the skull, which were formed to decrease the overall weight of the skull.
The frontal sinuses are positioned behind the area of the forehead, while the maxillary sinuses are behind the cheeks.
www.medicinenet.com /sinusitis/article.htm   (449 words)

 eMedicine - Sinusitis : Article by Elicia Kennedy, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mortality/Morbidity: Sinusitis is rarely life threatening, but the close proximity of the paranasal sinuses to the central nervous system, the multiple fascial plains of the neck, and the associated venous and lymphatic channels can lead to serious complications.
Sinusitis is rare in children younger than 1 year because the sinuses are poorly developed before that age.
Uncomplicated sinusitis is often diagnosed clinically, with studies reserved for complicated cases or patients who are nonresponsive to the usual therapies.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic536.htm   (2717 words)

 Sinusitis Center - Education Resource for Sinus Infection Sufferers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinusitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the nasal sinuses-the hollow cavities found within the cheek bones and near the eyes.
At the Sinusitis Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the latest educational information available on this condition.
Sinusitis Center's goal is to provide accurate and useful information about sinus infections, providing the latest news on treatment options and insight into current and future sinusitis research.
www.sinusitiscenter.com   (353 words)

 Sinusitis -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The air chambers in the bone behind your cheeks, eyebrows and jaw are called sinuses.
Sinusitis (say: “sine-you-site-iss”) is the name for a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed.
When sinusitis is caused by a bacterial or viral infection, you get a sinus infection.
familydoctor.org /686.xml   (606 words)

 Sinusitis -- Topic Overview
Sinusitis is infection or inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the inside of the nose and sinuses.
When a mucous membrane becomes inflamed, it swells, blocking the drainage of fluid from the sinuses into the nose and throat, which causes pressure and pain in the sinuses.
Sinuses can become blocked during a viral infection such as a cold, and sinus inflammation and infection can develop as a result.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/hw67421.asp   (209 words)

Diagnosing acute sinusitis: Review of Lindbaek M et al, Use of symptoms, signs, and blood tests to diagnose acute sinus infections in primary care: comparison with computed tomography.
Similarly: Diagnosing maxillary sinusitis in primary care: Review of Hansen JG et al, Predicting acute maxillary sinusitis in a general practice population.
Acute sinusitis: 3 vs. 10 days of TMP/SMX: Review of Williams JW et al, Randomized controlled trial of 3 vs. 10 days of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for acute maxillary sinusitis.
www.montana.edu /wwwebm/Sinusitis.htm   (1348 words)

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