There are three types of sinusitis
: acute, chronic or recurrent acute.
Acute sinusitis symptoms persist for 10 to 12 days, and resolve in about one month.
Chronic sinusitis sufferers
will experience symptoms persisting for longer than 3 months, including green or yellow nasal discharge, fever, irritated or puffy eyes, and a cough which worsens at night.
Four or more episodes or outbreaks of sinusitis
in a single year is known as recurrent acute sinusitis. Periods of relief are followed by another outbreak. The cycle continues. Patients are treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medications or antibiotics. Nothing seems to work.