You will often experience sinus problems especially when it is cold. And sometimes we just disregard the signs and symptoms we experience knowing it is only a simple cold symptom, however from simple cold develops into a sinus infection.

How hard to spot the difference isn't it? Here is a more specific presentation of the signs and symptoms of sinus infection depending upon which of the sinuses are affected and in cases where the infection is acute or chronic.

The following are the sinus infection cases under the Acute Sinusitis.

Frontal Sinusitis (located above the eyes in the region of the forehead) – In this case for sinus infection symptom there is severe ache in the forehead, fever, postnasal drip or nasal discharge and the sufferer is on a lot of pain when in a stretched out position but feels a bit better when the head is upright.

Maxillary Sinusitis (located on either side of the nostrils in the cheekbones) – There is pain and pressure on one or both sides of the cheek; tenderness, redness and swelling of the cheekbone; pain is worse when the head is upright and feels better when in reclining position; pain across the cheekbone, under or around the eye or around the upper teeth; there is also nasal discharge.

Ethmoid Sinusitis (located behind the bridge of the nose and at the base of the nose between the eyes) – There is nasal congestion with nasal discharge; pain or pressure around the inner corner of the eye or on one side of the nose; headache in the temple or surrounding eye, pain or pressure symptoms worse when coughing, straining or lying back but better when the head is upright.

Sphenoid Sinusitis (located behind the ethmoid sinuses and the eyes) – The sinus infection symptom here are fever; nasal discharge; deep headache with throbbing pain behind and on top of the head, across the forehead, and behind the eye; pain is worse when lying back and bending forward; vision disturbances when pressure extends to the brain.

And for the sinus infection under Chronic Sinusitis here are the following symptoms. Frontal Sinusitis –the sufferer will feel a constant low-grade headache in the forehead and accounted damage in the sinus area.

Maxillary Sinusitis – There's pressure below the eye, chronic toothache, discomfort throughout the day with amplified cough at night are some of the effects.

Ethmoid Sinusitis – There is chronic sore throat that causes bad breath; chronic nasal discharge, congestion, and a bit of discomfort across the bridge of the nose; worse pain in the late morning and when wearing glasses, recurs in other sinuses.

Sphenoid Sinusitis – The sinus infection symptom in this sinus is low-grade headache.Anyone can be a victim of this infection. It may sound impossible to prevent this but on the contrary you can get yourself be cured.


Millions of Americans suffer from sinusitis. Sinusitis can be caused by various factors such as viral or bacterial infection, fungal infection or allergic reactions. Symptoms of sinusitis vary from person to person.

While one person may have all of the symptoms, someone else may have only one or two of them. It is to be noted that the symptoms of sinusitis are very similar to those of the common cold and only a doctor’s examination can determine the true cause. If a cold does not subside within 10 days, or if there is any fever, a doctor should be consulted.

If you experience a headache upon waking up in the morning, it may be due to sinusitis. If you experience pain when your forehead is touched, this may indicate sinusitis. If there is a constant pain in your upper jaw and teeth, it may be sinusitis.

If you experience tenderness in your cheeks, or if you have swollen eyelids, it may be sinusitis. If you experience pain between the eyes, it can be due to sinusitis.
Constant earaches, a stuffy nose, neck pain and aching at the top of the head may all be indicative of sinusitis. Other symptoms of sinusitis include fever, weakness, tiredness, cough that may be more severe at night, and runny nose or nasal congestion.

Drainage of mucus from the back of the throat (postnasal drip) can also be a symptom of sinusitis. Clear, thin discharge from the nose may be due to chronic sinusitis. On the other hand, thick yellow or green discharge from the nose, sometimes tinged with blood may be due to acute sinusitis. If you need to clear your throat frequently, it can be a symptom of sinusitis.

Itchy eyes and nose can also be a symptom of sinusitis.
Those suffering from sinusitis may experience reduced sense of smell and taste.

Some less common symptoms of sinusitis are:
• Swelling and tenderness behind the ear and ear popping
• Sore throat and hoarse voice caused by infected postnasal drip
• Severe headache with vomiting

To detect sinusitis, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and will examine parts of your face to locate any pain or swelling. If you have chronic sinusitis, it may be necessary to have further tests, including X-rays, MRI  or CT scans. Nasal endoscopy may also be used to diagnose chronic sinusitis.

This involves inserting an endoscope into the nostril to examine the inside of the sinuses. Your doctor watches a TV monitor to see the inside of your sinuses. Sinusitis is considered “acute” when a patient has sinus symptoms for two to three weeks or less. Sinusitis is considered “chronic” when symptoms have persisted for more than eight to 12 weeks.

Left untreated, chronic sinusitis can cause significant problems. It can lead to abscess around the eye, double vision, decreased movement of the eyeball, forehead swelling, blockage of the nose, brain abscesses, and even meningitis.

Untreated sinusitis can lead to asthma, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, pneumonia or other respiratory disorders.

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