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What are common symptoms of sinusitis?

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Symptoms of sinusitis vary, depending on which sinuses are affected. But some common signs are pain in these areas:

Severe sinusitis can also cause:

  • Forehead
  • Upper jaw and teeth
  • Area around the eyes
  • Neck, ear, and on the top of the head
  • Thick yellow or green mucus
  • Bad-tasting postnasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Cough

From: Sinus Infections and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Sinusitis" and "Sinusitis." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Impact of Chronic Sinusitis on Patients with Asthma." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Rhinitis and Sinusitis" and "Sinus Problems." Dixon A.E. et al, August 2006.  Slavin R.G. , 2005.




Chest,ACP Medicine

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Sinusitis" and "Sinusitis." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Impact of Chronic Sinusitis on Patients with Asthma." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Rhinitis and Sinusitis" and "Sinus Problems." Dixon A.E. et al, August 2006.  Slavin R.G. , 2005.




Chest,ACP Medicine

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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