What are the prominent symptoms of sinusitis


Sinusitis is inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It can be caused by an infection, allergies, or an obstruction. The most common symptom of sinusitis is pressure in the face and/or postnasal drip that doesn’t go away after trying home remedies and medications.

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses.

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses. The most common type of sinusitis is acute, which means it occurs suddenly and lasts for only a few days.

Acute sinusitis can result in headaches, fever, and nasal discharge. If you have chronic sinusitis, you may experience pain that’s worse at night—and sometimes even during the day—or constant symptoms like nasal congestion and pressure in your head or ears.

Knowing about what is sinusitis and what are its symptoms is suggested. If you think you have chronic or recurrent sinusitis, see a doctor who specializes in treating ear diseases (otolaryngologist). He or she may check for other possible causes such as allergies or infections before recommending treatment options specific to your case

Pressure in the face

  • Pressure in the face is a common symptom of sinusitis.
  • It can be caused by swollen sinuses, a deviated septum or allergies.

Runny nose and postnasal drip

You might have noticed that your nose is running more than usual, and you may be experiencing postnasal drip. Postnasal drip is a common symptom of sinusitis, which it can be caused by allergies or colds. The mucus that drains from your nose (postnasal drip) often looks like snot, but it’s not blood-stained because blood vessels are not involved in this process.

Postnasal drip is also commonly associated with sinusitis: if you have both problems at once—that is, if you have a cold and sinusitis—then postnasal drip will occur more frequently during the day than usual; however, even if this does happen for some reason or another (such as viral infection), don’t worry about it too much because there’s no need to seek medical attention unless this symptom becomes bothersome enough for long enough periods together over time!

Discharge from the nose

The most common symptom of sinusitis is a discharge from the nose. This can range from yellow or green mucus to blood, clear mucus, and even mucus that smells bad.

If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis.

Intense headache

If you experience intense headaches, it is important to see your doctor. Sinusitis can cause a number of problems and may require treatment. For instance, sinusitis headaches are often caused by allergies or colds that have settled in the sinuses and created inflammation or pressure on the brain stem (the base of your skull). While most people with sinusitis don’t suffer from chronic pain or paralysis, some people do develop complications like facial weakness and numbness due to swelling around their skull cavity.

There are also other possible reasons for post-nasal drip: infection in one nostril only; infection in both nostrils; drainage from either side of the nose (also known as “ducktail”); partial blockage (a small amount) causing drainage from both sides; full blockage causing more severe symptoms such as pressure on brain stem resulting in pain behind eyes giving rise to nausea/vomiting sensation during upright position which usually resolves within five minutes

Halitosis or bad breath

Sinusitis is often accompanied by bad breath, a bitter or metallic taste in the mouth, and a sore throat. This can be because of an infection that’s making your sinuses swell up.

Some people also report a persistent cough after suffering from sinusitis. The bacteria causing this are different than those responsible for causing symptoms like halitosis (bad breath), but they’re not necessarily helpful either—in fact they might make things worse by irritating other parts of your body (like your lungs).


I hope this article has been helpful in explaining what sinusitis is and how it can affect your life. If you experience any of these symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact your doctor.