The symptoms are very
much like during an attack of cold or flu, but in most of these
cases they are due to the effects of the infecting virus and clear
when the infection clears.
inflamed sinuses associated with cold or flu virus and sinusitis
caused by a bacteria is important. With true,
The signs and symptoms
during acute bacterial sinusitis typically are as follows:
- The symptoms continue for 10 or
more days from the start of a cold or flu, or
- The symptoms get worse after five
or seven days, or
- The symptoms reappear after showing
signs of improvement in a cold.
Symptoms in Adults.
Symptoms of acute
sinusitis include the following:
- Nasal congestion with thick discharge
generally containing pus that is yellowish or yellow-green.
- Causes severe headache with pain
or pressure in certain areas in the face. if the sinus infection
occurs around the eyes, eyes may be red, bulging or painful. Sometimes
causes double vision and even temporary loss of vision.
- Persistent cough generally during
- Could be accompanied by fever.
- Fatigue caused by loss of rest.
- Does not respond to decongestants
Sore throat, sneezing
and muscle aches, though rarely caused by sinusitis itself, may
be present. Muscle aches caused by fever, sore throat by post-nasal
drip, and sneezing.
Symptoms in Children
They are less likely
to experience facial pain and headache, which are the primarily
the signs in adults. They are also very likely to develop infection
in the ethmoid sinuses, which is located between the eyes.
Symptoms of bacterial
sinusitis may not be as specific as in adults:
- Persistent nasal discharge and cough
during the day lasting for more than 10 days, or
- Continuous severe symptoms that
for at least three or four days including thick, greenish nasal
discharge along with high fever of at least 102 degrees.