Ageusia Causes, Treatments & More

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis causes the sinuses to swell and become inflamed. A virus normally causes the condition. Individuals with acute sinusitis may have difficulty breathing through their nose because of mucus buildup in the sinus cavity. It usually clears up after about a week.

Symptoms of sinusitis lasting over 12 weeks are referred to as chronic sinusitis. They may include thick, discolored discharge from the nose, bad breath and inflammation that can interfere with the sinus's ability to drain, resulting in an inability to taste or smell.

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