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COLDS AND COUGHS

HOW COLDS TRIGGER SINUS PROBLEMS

Chest congestion and sinus pressure

Colds are caused by a viral infection. This viral infection can cause nasal congestion, which in turn can lead to sinus congestion. Also, as part of the immune system response, mucus production increases. Now, not only are nasal passages blocked, but also mucus build-up is more rapid.

WHICH SINUSES ARE CAUSING YOUR SINUS PAIN?

Frontal

Frontal

causes forehead pain, headaches

Ethmoid

Ethmoid

causes pain between the eyes, across the nose

Maxillary

Maxillary

causes pain in the cheeks, upper jaw/teeth

Sphenoid

Sphenoid

causes pain behind the eyes, on the top of the scalp, along the back of the head

TIPS FOR COLD AND COUGH RELIEF