When one or more of the sinuses is infected for short term, it is referred to as acute sinusitis. In ear, nose and throat medicine, acute refers to an abrupt beginning to an infection that can last three weeks to three months. Acute sinusitis is typically caused by a viral or bacterial infection that may eventually disappear without medical supervision.
Chronic Sinus Infection
When an infection lasts more than three months, it is considered chronic and is often caused by allergies or a physical abnormality such as a deviated septum, or malformed bone.
If you think you have an acute or chronic sinus infection that is causing you to snore and lose sleep at night, learn more about the symptoms, or make your appointment at Eos Sleep for a full evaluation.