Chronic sinusitis—technically called chronic rhinosinusitis—is a disease of the nose and other regions of the upper airway that affects about 35 million Americans. They struggle to breathe, and the pressure in their sinuses sends terrible pain streaking around their heads. And it happens again and again and again, because the causes are repeated bacterial infections. In this video, Daniel Hamilos, an ear, nose, and throat physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, discusses current treatments for sufferers and ways to find relief.
This article was originally published with the title "Treating a Stuffed Head (Video)" in Scientific American 314, 2, (February 2016)