Sinusitis or rhinosinusitis is a very common disease that involves inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. The paranasal sinuses are cavities located above and below the eyes and inside the nose; they are connected to each other and to the nasal cavities. Under normal conditions they are filled with air, but when the mucous membranes are inflamed the sinuses become obstructed and accumulate mucus, which leads to an infection that requires treatment.
Rhinosinusitis explained in first person
Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
The key point in these chronic diseases is maintaining the treatment and strictly adhering to the therapeutic guidelines indicated by the treating doctor. This will ensure the patient remains stable and does not suffer any acute flare-ups which are very hard to treat. Keeping the inflammation under control means the patient will be well managed and have a good quality of life.