• Sinusitis Symptoms

  • Facial pain/ headache or dull constant aching pain over the affected sinuses which is worse when you lean forward
  • Blocked nose with green or yellow mucus, which can drain down the back of nose into the throat and may cause a sore throat and cough
  • Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose
Less common symptoms of Sinusitis include:
  • Ear pain/Toothache
  • Cough, which may be worse at night
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Fatigue or irritability
  • Nausea
  • Fever
Acute Sinusitis
  • Any sinus infection which lasts for a maximum of four weeks can be referred to as acute sinusitis.
  • Symptoms of Sinusitis of this type are usually precipitated by an earlier upper respiratory tract infection like cold, flu like illness, allergy or sometimes due to infected tooth.
Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen, lasting for more eight weeks, despite proper treatment.
  • Symptoms of Sinusitis of this type affect young and middle-aged adults, but they can also affect children.
Location of the pain will depend on the affected sinus:
Symptoms of Sinusitis
It is classified chronologically into based on the duration of complaints:
  • Acute rhinosinusitis- Infections that may last upto 4 weeks or less.
  • Recurrent acute rhinosinusitis - Four or more separate episodes of acute sinusitis that occur within one year
  • Subacute rhinosinusitis- An infection that lasts between 4 and 12 weeks, and represents a transition between acute and chronic infection
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis- When the signs and symptoms last for more than 12 weeks
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic rhinosinusitis - When the signs and symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis exacerbate, but return to baseline after treatment
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