Sinus Infection (Sinusitis or Rhinosinusitis)

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A man endures sinus pain.
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our sinus and allergy experts develops personalized treatment plans.
  • Our patients can participate in clinical trials of experimental treatments for sinusitis.
  • We provide advanced surgical procedures for sinusitis not available elsewhere.

When you get a sinus infection, the sinus cavities in your cheeks, forehead and between your eyes become inflamed and swollen. Unpleasant, but you’re not alone. Sinusitis affects more than 30 million people in the United States each year.

At Yale Medicine, we recognize how much sinusitis can affect day-to-day living. “It is well documented that sinusitis has a significant effect on a person’s overall quality of life,” says R. Peter Manes, MD, a Yale Medicine surgeon who is part of the Sinus & Allergy Program, and who is also an assistant professor of surgery (otolaryngology) at Yale School of Medicine. That’s why we work hard to identify the cause of your sinusitis and offer treatment options you might not find elsewhere.