Nasal Infection Symptoms

Symptoms of sinus infection

Nasal infection or sinusitis is a very common condition that effects children and adults alike. The symptoms can start out, as allergic rhinitis or hay fever. If untreated, it can potentially lead to sinusitis. There is a slight difference in the symptoms of both upper respiratory conditions and below you will discover exactly what they are and much more.

Allergic Rhinitis

  • Clear mucus (snot) drainage from the frontal sinuses
  • Nasal obstruction (clear) is caused by overactive nasal glands
  • Clear postnasal drip
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, sore throat

The symptoms should not last no more than 10 days, if they do you should immediately seek the advice of a physician or ENT specialist.

Acute Sinusitis

  • Greenish-yellow mucus (purulent) drainage from the frontal sinuses
  • Ethmoid and maxillary sinuses will be inflamed with purulent drainage noted, which will cause severe pain
  • Excessive purulent nasal drainage
  • Pain in upper gums and teeth
  • Coughing
  • Low-grade fever (at intervals)
  • Facial pressure and pain
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

Acute sinusitis may lasts up to 4 weeks, but no longer, while chronic sinusitis is capable of lasing up to 2 months or longer. Most individuals will have reoccurring sinusitis attacks annually or bi-annually.