Symptoms of Sinusitis
by Amy Scholten, MPH
Symptoms of sinus infection are similar to those of the common cold. However, cold symptoms typically improve in 1 to 2 weeks. Nasal symptoms that linger after a cold may be a sinus infection.
Symptoms of sinus infection may be:
Most experts believe that sinus infection does not cause long term headaches. However, some people get headaches from sinus pressure due to weather changes.
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Sinusitis. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: https://www.enthealth.org/conditions/sinusitis/. Accessed November 15, 2021.
Sinusitis overview. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. Available at: https://www.aaaai.org/Conditions-Treatments/allergies/sinusitis. Accessed November 15, 2021.
Last reviewed November 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 11/16/2021
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