sinus infection

Sinusitis Overview

If you have nasal congestion, facial pressure, cough and thick nasal discharge, you may have rhinosinusitis, commonly referred to as sinusitis.

Your sinuses are hollow cavities within your cheekbones, around your eyes and behind your nose. They contain mucus, which helps to warm, moisten and filter the air you breathe. When something blocks the mucus from draining normally, an infection can occur.

Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis refers to sinusitis symptoms lasting less than four weeks. Most cases begin as a common cold. Symptoms often go away within a week to 10 days; but in some people, a bacterial infection develops.

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis, also referred to as chronic rhinosinusitis, is often diagnosed when symptoms have gone on for more than 12 weeks, despite medical treatment.

People with allergic rhinitis or asthma are more likely to suffer from chronic sinusitis. This is because the airways are more likely to become inflamed when allergic rhinitis or asthma are present. Sinusitis may also be caused by an infection, a fungus, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps or in rare cases an immune system deficiency.


Visiting hours

Kifisias Medical office

Aimodiagnosi MED, 210-8075448
Xharilaou Trikoupiη 197 Kifisia 14564

Tuesday 13:00 up to 16:00

Athens Medical office

Doctor's Hospital, 210-8807000
Kefallinias 26, Αθήνα 11257

Thursday 13:00 up to 16:00

Glyffadas Medical office

Mediterraneo Hospital, 210-9117000
Hleias 8, Glyffada16675

By appointment

Marousi Medical office

210-6100880
Alamanas 3, 15125, Marousi

All days 16:00 up to 21:00 except Thursday
On exit 11 of Attiki Odos & Kifisias Av., behind Athens Medical Center

Ampelokipon Medical office

Athens Bioclinic, 210-6962600
M. Geroulanou 15 Athens

Thursday 16:00 up to 18:00
Near metro exit of Panormou Station

Mornings and Saturday morning we receive visits in Maroussi Clinic by appointment.

Emergency call: 6979683589

  • Telephone: 210 6100880

  • Mobile: 6979 683589

  • E-mail: [email info@athensallergy.gr]

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