Asthma and Sinus

Sinusitis and asthma symptoms may be connected. Nearly half of individuals with moderate to severe asthma also experience sinusitis. Experiencing sinusitis on top of asthma can be difficult to manage when the symptoms leave you feeling sick and miserable. If left untreated, symptoms can worsen and even result in more severe cases of asthma.

If you’ve experienced a combination of sinusitis and asthma, you’re not alone. Learn more about the link between these two conditions and how to treat them. Asthma is a chronic disease causing inflammation in the airways. An asthma flare-up or asthma attack can happen at any time. While mild symptoms may only last a few minutes, severe symptoms can last for hours or days.

When the lining of your sinuses (the small cavities around the nose) become inflamed, this is referred to as sinusitis. As your sinuses become inflamed, they can fill with mucus and the drainage tracts can become blocked.

Common asthmatic symptoms include:

Coughing

Wheezing

Shortness of breath

Rapid breathing

Tight chest

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