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Sinus Infection (cont.)

What Are the Symptoms of Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)?

Signs and symptoms of sinus infections depend upon the sinuses that are affected, and whether the sinus infection is acute or chronic.

Acute Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion with discharge
  • Postnasal drip (mucus drips down the throat behind the nose) often accompanied by a sore throat
  • Pain across the cheekbone, under or around the eye, or around the upper teeth
  • Ear pain or earache
  • Headache in the temple or surrounding or behind the eye
  • Pain or pressure symptoms are worse when coughing or straining
  • Fever is common
  • Pain or pressure on one or both sides of the face
  • Facial swelling
  • Dizziness

Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms

Chronic sinusitis may have many of the same symptoms as acute sinusitis, but the symptoms last longer or are more severe. In addition, people with chronic sinusitis may also experience:

  • Pain that is worse in the late morning or when wearing glasses
  • Pain and pressure in the fact worsens when leaning forward
  • Chronic sore throat and bad breath
  • Chronic toothache or increased tooth sensitivity
  • Increased facial discomfort throughout the day with increased cough at night
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2017
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