Sinus Infection

Your sinuses are small holes in the bones of the head that help to control the temperature and humidity of the airflow from your nose through to your lungs. The sinuses are lined with mucous membrane and an infection of this membrane, called sinusitis, causes them to swell. This can cause a feeling of pressure in the cheekbones and forehead, discomfort and even pain.

Acute sinusitis usually clears up within a few weeks, but chronic sinusitis refers to a sinus infection, which lasts for more than 12 weeks. If you are suffering from repeated attacks of sinusitis then you may be a candidate for endoscopic sinus surgery. In this procedure, performed under general anaesthetic, an endoscope is put into the nose and the sinuses are unblocked using special instruments. Mr Jindal will explain the procedure in full at the consultation.

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