ALLERGIES AND SINUSITIS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
When you suffer from allergies, or allergic rhinitis, you might experience a lot of uncomfortable symptoms. So when you feel under the weather, it can be difficult to tell if it’s just your allergy symptoms acting up or sinusitis (also known as a sinus infection). Here’s a quick look at the difference between allergies and a sinus infection.
Did you know?
Your skull has four pairs of sinuses, or hollow spaces, called the paranasal sinuses. Sinuses help lighten the skull, warm and humidify inhaled air, and give resonance to the voice and shape to the face. They are lined with the same kind of tissue that lines the inside of your nose.1,3
*FLONASE® is not indicated to treat these symptoms.
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3. O'Rahilly, MD, R. (2008). The nose and paranasal sinuses. In Basic Human Anatomy (p. Ch. 52). Dartmouth Medical School. https://www.dartmouth.edu/~humananatomy/part_8/chapter_52.html