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.