Sinus Infection Symptoms

Sinus infection symptoms, just as any other disease are not comfortable and can cause extreme pain in the head. There are many different symptoms for a sinus infection and vary due to whether the sinus infection is acute or chronic and where the sinus infection is located. In an earlier article I discussed the four pairs of sinus located in the head. Now I am going to break down the sinus infection symptoms under the two types and then for each of the four pairs of sinuses.

In the acute sinus infections the symptoms are more painful than chronic. For the area of the ethmoid sinuses, located behind the eyes there are some symptoms. One symptom is nasal congestion with mucous discharge from the nose or postnasal drip. Another symptom is pain or pressure around the inner corner of the eyes. A third symptom is a headache at the temple or surrounding the eye. A fourth symptom is pain is worse when coughing. A final symptom that is common is fever. For the area of the maxillary sinuses, located behind the cheek bones there are some symptoms. Symptoms can include pain across the cheekbone, under the eye, pain on one side or both, tender or swollen cheek bones, mucous or postnasal drip, and fever. The acute sinus infection symptoms for the frontal sinuses are severe headaches in forehead, fever, and nasal discharge or postnasal drip. The final area for an acute sinus infection is the sphenoid sinuses. Sinus infection symptoms of this area include deep headache behind and on top of the head, across the forehead and behind the eyes, fever, double vision if pressure extends into the brain, and nasal discharge or postnasal drip.

In the chronic sinus infection the symptoms are not as bad than acute sinus infections. For the area of the ethmoid sinuses, sinus infections symptoms include constant nasal discharge, and minor discomfort across the bridge of the nose, sore throat, and bad breath. Sinus infection symptoms for the maxillary sinuses include discomfort below the eye, toothache, pain worse with colds, flu or allergies, increased discomfort throughout the day and coughing during the night. Sinus infection symptoms for the frontal sinuses include persistent, minor headache in the forehead and trauma or damage to the sinuses. The chronic sinus infection symptom for the sphenoid sinuses is minor headache. These are all of the various symptoms that occur in the various sinuses. If you are taking over the counter medication and it is not working I suggest making an appointment with your doctor so that he or she can cure your sinus infection.