The first symptoms of a sinus infection resemble a common cold, whether or not the condition started with a cold.

You’ll have classic symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, sneezing, and possibly a low-grade fever. When a sinus infection develops, you’ll experience other symptoms, including:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Sinus headache
  • Ear pressure
  • Nasal discharge that’s thick, yellow, or greenish
  • Postnasal drip (mucus running down your throat)
  • Pain and pressure around your eyes, nose, cheeks, or forehead

If your symptoms improve and then suddenly get worse, or they last longer than 10 days, a bacterial infection may have developed.

You should schedule an appointment at Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center when you suspect a bacterial infection, or if you develop symptoms of a serious infection, such as swelling or redness around your eyes, a high fever, or changes in your vision.