BSIP, GUILLAUME / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP, GUILLAUME / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sinus pain. Young woman holding her nose in pain due to sinusitis. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which are the air spaces in the facial bones around the eyes that are lined with mucous membranes. An infection of these membranes results in an increase in mucus production, which can block the sinuses, causing internal pressure. It is this pressure that leads to pain and discomfort. This often occurs when suffering from a cold or influenza. Treatment is with antibiotics and decongestants.
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