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CONGESTION

CAUSES OF SINUS CONGESTION AND PRESSURE

Nasal Congestion

Your sinuses are four pairs of air-filled spaces connected to your nasal passages. When working normally, the sinuses help humidify air as you breathe in and produce mucus that helps trap bacteria and foreign particles (like pollen).

But when nasal passageways become blocked (often due to irritated tissues), mucus that normally drains away can build up. Swollen nasal passages and mucus build-up are the usual causes of sinus congestion and pressure.

WHICH SINUSES ARE CAUSING YOUR SINUS PAIN?

Frontal

Frontal

in your forehead, vary greatly in size

Ethmoid

Ethmoid

behind your nose and between your eyes, about the size of a matchbox

Maxillary

Maxillary

behind your cheekbones, between the bottom of your eyes, and the top of your upper jaw, about the size of a large walnut

Sphenoid

Sphenoid

deep in your head behind your nose, about the size of a large grape

SYMPTOMS OF SINUS CONGESTION

Sinus congestion and pressure are difficult to ignore. The feeling of “fullness” is caused by the blockage of sinuses, as opposed to nasal congestion. Most feel the blockage in the cheeks and often find it difficult if not impossible to breathe through their nose.

The feeling of “fullness” is caused by the blockage of sinuses. Most feel the blockage in the cheeks and often find it difficult to breathe through their nose.

TIPS FOR SINUS CONGESTION RELIEF