Common Sinus Problems

Millions of people suffer from sinus problems, but few really understand sinus disease, its causes, and the treatment options available today. Learn more about common sinus problems below so you can understand what may be causing your pain.

What exactly are sinuses?

The sinuses are basically hollow spaces in your head. There are 4 pairs of sinuses:

Frontal
Maxillary
Ethmoid
Sphenoid

These four pairs of spaces are lined with mucosa, which produce mucus to help keep the nose clean. Normal sinuses drain this mucus through narrow channels into the nose and back of the throat. This constant clearing of mucus from our nose and sinuses is what helps protect us from molds, pollen, dust, pollutants, and germs in the air we breathe.

Septal
Deviation
 

Brief Description

Septal Deviation

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Allergies
 

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Inferior
Turbinate
Hypertrophy

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Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy

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Sinus
Headaches
 

Brief Description

Sinus Headaches

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Sinus
Infections
& Sinusitis

Brief Description

Sinus Infections & Sinusitis

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Sinus
Polyps
 

Brief Description

Sinus Polyps

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Immune
Deficiency
 

Brief Description

Immune Deficiency

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