Blocked Sinus Symptoms

Symptoms of blocked sinuses

A blocked sinus can definitely be very frustrating for the victim, in more ways than one. The sinuses and drainage passageways can become blocked by fluid, bacteria, and thick mucus. This will eventually cause infection, if it goes untreated for a specific period of time. The mucus producing glands continues to produce mucus, even though it is blocked in the sinuses, this results in sinusitis. Medical technology has come a long way and now there are various allergy and sinus medications, along with antibiotics that are capable of treating a blocked sinus.

Symptoms

  • Maxillary Facial Pain & Pressure
  • Decreased Sense of Smell
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Mild to Severe Headache
  • Toothache Pain
  • Ear Pressure
  • Cough
  • Decreased Sense of Taste
  • Greenish/yellow Mucus Drainage

Viruses, common colds, and allergies can be linked to sinusitis. Some individuals will have reoccurring sinus infections, which are often caused by deviated septum, polyps (grape-like growth that tend to grow in the nasal mucosa or lining), or environmental  and biological factors.