The most common causes of sinus inflammation (sinusitis) are irritants, allergens, and the common cold. Any one of these can attack our sinus membranes, causing them to swell and trap mucus in the sinus cavity. The resulting headache, pressure, and aching are telltale signs of a sinus infection. However patients can also have a sinus condition without headaches.
Is It a Sinus Infection?
How do you know it’s a sinus infection and not just a runny nose? Sinusitis sufferers generally experience several of the following symptoms at once:
- Pain or tenderness in face
- Aching in upper teeth
- Difficulty breathing through nose
- Green or yellow nasal discharge
- Persistent cough
If you find you have recurrent sinusitis or sinusitis nasal and sinus symptoms, you should make an appointment with one of our ear nose and throat specialists.