Sinusitis, rhinosinusitis more specifically, or Sinus Infections as they are commonly referred to by the general population, can have a myriad of causes. Most cases of sinus infection are caused by a common cold virus, or even some allergies. Less often are sinus infections caused by a bacterial infection, and even rarer are sinus infections caused by a fungal infection, or nasal polyps.
The condition of a sinus infection is diagnosed by looking at the symptoms of swollen, inflamed sinuses, runny nose, facial pain, and facial pressure. Other symptoms such as eye pain, watery eyes, or red eyes can be symptoms of a sinus infection, or something else.
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