Approximately 30.8 million Americans, representing 9.5 percent of the adult population, suffer from chronic sinusitis — inflammation of the nasal passages that lasts for at least three months despite treatment. And in Tampa, where chronic nasal issues are rampant, residents are similarly at risk. Symptoms include the following: Nasal congestion Thick, discolored discharge from the nose or throat Post-nasal drip Pain, tenderness, and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, and forehead Impaired or lost sense of smell Persistent cough Symptoms may also include these: Earache Aching teeth or upper jaw Sore throat Bad breath Fatigue Many people who suffer from chronic sinusitis try to