Sinus Infection Signs & Symptoms
Sinus infection is characterized by an infection of the lining tissues of the sinuses within the skull. The resultant inflammation leads to blockage of the openings that allow drainage of fluid from the sinus. Symptoms can include pain or pressure sensations over the involved areas of the face along with tenderness and swelling. Stuffy nose, or nasal congestion, can occur as well as drainage or discharge from the nose. Cough may be present, and sometimes patients have fever.
Other sinusitis symptoms can include:
- pain in the jaw or teeth,
- sore throat, and
- a decrease in the sense of smell.