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A stuffy nose may occur after a nose injury and may block the drainage of a sinus. As the fluid builds up, pressure on the sinus increases, causing pain. The blocked sinus may lead to a sinus infection.
Symptoms of a sinus infection include:
Medical treatment for a sinus infection includes medicines to:
An untreated sinus infection can lead to serious complications.
Last Revised: March 18, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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