Sinus "aching" pain or pressure is the chief
sinus infection symptom. This pain or pressure can be located
in various places- the infection sits in specific sinuses.
- If it's in the frontal sinuses, one sinusitis symptom will
be a frontal headache, a headache in the forehead area.
- If it's in the maxillary sinuses, your symptom will be pain
along the upper teeth and cheekbones.
- If the infection centers in the ethmoidal sinuses, you'll
get pain behind the eyes as the chief symptom.
- If the sinusitis sits in the sphenoid sinuses, you may get
a generalized pain that goes to the top of your head.
Sinusitis symptom pain can get worse:
- By bending forward
- In late morning
- When you chew
More nose-related symptoms:
- Another sinusitis symptom is what is called foul nasal
discharge. That means it contains pus, may be green, and
- Postnasal discharge is yet another. This is when the
mucus from the sinuses drains down the back of your throat.
- Sinusitis can also lead to a decreased, or loss of, sense
- Another symptom is bad breath.
- Snoring can result from sinusitis.
- If your sinuses are totally plugged, you may be forced to
breathe through your mouth only.
- Nasal sounding speech can be another sinusitis symptom
- hold your nose and speak to see what that sounds like.
Along with sinusitis, you can get fatigue, and/or fever.
Of course, there are many other causes for these symptoms, but
they are normal with sinusitiss.
Here's a list of red flag symptoms- these are not sinusitis symptoms,
but may signal something more serious. Get to a doctor ASAP.
- High Fever
- Problems with your sight
- Orbital swelling or bruising
- Changes in your consciousness, awareness, or perception