• Acute sinusitis
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    Acute sinusitis: causes and treatment

    Acute sinusitis is one of the main reasons for consultation in primary care. However, its nonspecific symptoms complicate its diagnosis, so that sometimes it is not treated correctly. Acute sinusitis is an infectious inflammatory process, usually of viral etiology, that affects one or more paranasal sinuses. It usually has its origin in viral respiratory infections of the upper airways. It becomes the third cause of prescription of antibiotics in primary care, although in most cases it is due to a viral infection. Therefore, it has become a favorable condition for the inadequate use of these medicines. The symptomatology of the disease is due to an obstruction in the drainage of…