Can You Recognize a Sinusitis Infection?
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Tenderness or pain in the face
This is a common sign of sinusitis that is usually not present in other conditions. The sinuses sit on the sides of the nose and reach up to the forehead. Pain, tenderness, or heaviness around this area can indicate sinusitis.
A headache is often felt around the front of the head, with no specific point of origin. It is often caused by a buildup of mucus in the irritated sinuses and often goes away once the mucus clears up.
Persistent nasal congestion
Although this may occur in colds and allergies, sinusitis also causes pronounced nasal congestion. Often, the nose becomes blocked, making nasal breathing difficult. Expelling discharge from the nose may relieve heaviness temporarily.
Noticeable post-nasal discharge
Moderate to high fever
Sinusitis often causes fever as consequence of infection in the sinuses.