Typically, early in the development of a sinus infection, the cilia (tiny hairs lining the sinuses) are lost and mucus becomes increasing thick.
Consequently, the mucus is retained in the sinus.
If the sinus infection lasts for a long enough period of time, the lining of the sinus may actually physically change, causing an even thicker mucus to develop.
The bacteria become trapped in all of the nooks and crannies and proliferate.
Once this happens, it is common that patients need to have surgery.
Given the above problems, it is obviously important to treat a sinus infection as soon as it starts to occur.
The non drug remedies for sinus infection
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