Sinus Infection Signs & Symptoms
Commonly sinus infection signs and symptoms are headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain, and fever. However, as few as 25% of patients may have fever associated with acute sinus infection. Other common symptoms include:
- cloudy, discolored nasal drainage,
- a feeling of nasal stuffiness,
- sore throat, and
Some people notice an increased sensitivity or headache when they lean forward because of the additional pressure placed on the sinuses. Others may experience tooth or ear pain, fatigue, or bad breath. Nasal drainage is usually clear or whitish-colored in people with noninfectious sinusitis.