What is the medical term meaning inflammation of the lining of the sinuses?

Inflammation of the sinuses can be caused by any number of conditions, but the term for sinus inflammation would be sinusitis.

Sinusitis (sye-nuss-EYE-tiss) means inflammation of the sinuses or, more specifically, the lining of the sinuses.

Inflammation of the sinuses means infection in the sinuses which causes frontal headaches and nasal discharge. There are two sinuses called maxillary sinus which are in the cheek bones and frontal sinus and para-nasal sinuses around the base of the nose.

You may require antibiotics, nasal decongestants, antral washouts and sometimes surgery to treat difficult cases.