If you are suffering from a bad cough and your favorite cold medicine treatment does not seem to work at all, then what you are experiencing might be a sinusitis cough and this is due to sinusitis.

Simple sinus inflammation should not be taken for granted as this usually comes with an infection. There are actually two basic types of sinus infections, acute and chronic sinusitis.

Acute sinusitis often last lesser than 4 weeks and usually starts from a common cold which will then turn into a bacterial infection. When your nose gets stuffed due to cold, your sinuses fail to drain allowing bacteria to multiply starting from the nose up to the throat. The multiplication will then cause acute sinus infection. Aside from this, you may also suffer from acute sinusitis due to allergies caused by several irritants such as pollen, pollutants or other chronic nasal problem which may or may not be related to allergens and you will then experience sinusitis cough due to this. Treatments that can help you relieve acute sinusitis symptoms may include:

Antibiotics, vaporizers, pain relievers, decongestants and anti-allergy medications.
Saline nasal spray and hot compress.

Chronic sinusitis, on the other hand, usually lasts longer and is often recurrent. With this condition, your mucus membrane is thickened due to inflammation. The cause of chronic sinusitis is usually unknown, but most either have asthma or allergies and this is what makes them susceptible to chronic sinusitis and sinusitis cough . If you are exposing to various allergens frequently, then you are most likely to develop chronic sinusitis. These allergens may include:

-House dust

Most experts believe that an infection is not the main cause of chronic sinusitis. But frequent attacks of acute sinusitis may eventually result to chronic infections, aside from that; other causes may also be due to:

-Immune deficiency
-Deviated septum or other structural -abnormalities
-Cystic fibrosis

Antibiotics, saline washes or sprays and steroids are the most commonly used medications to relieve nasal blockage and sinusitis cough. When these medications fail to provide relief, a surgery may be required.

There are some lifestyle adjustments that may be required as well, to cure and prevent the occurrence of sinus infections and sinusitis cough, these may include:

-Avoid exposure to chemicals, smokes and other irritants
-Avoiding air travel
-Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools for a long time
-Moisturizing the nose with saline sprays
-Avoid water diving
-Avoid foods that may cause allergic reactions

Maintaining a healthy diet can also help you prevent sinus infection and sinusitis cough . Make sure to include vegetables and fruits in your diet, and other stuffs that can help you strengthen your immune system to help you avoid infections in the future.

Author's Bio: 

Stephanie is main contributor and co-creator of the new Sinusitis info based web-site: http://natural-sinus-relief.com. Get lots more info there on Sinusitis Cough Problems and also check out our free 10-part mini-eCourse, “Natural Secrets to Effective Sinus Relief”, it might be all you’ll ever need (and did I mention it was free!!)