If you have been suffering from headache and stuffy nose for ore than seven days, it may be an indication of sinusitis that often occurs because of the common cold.
Nearly 31m people have to suffer from sinusitis every year, and it also becomes the cause of more than 18m doctor visits and health costs of more than $5.8b. The American Academy ofAllergy , Asthma & Immunology finds that people who have allergies have more chances to suffer from sinusitis and it is quite frequent during the winter.
Anju Peters, who is the chairman of the rhino-sinusitis committee at the Academy, says in this connection: “In the beginning, sinusitis and cold have similar sort of symptoms,
but if these symptoms begin to get worse after a week and persist more than a week, it may be an indication of sinusitis.”