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Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis

Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis: Introduction

The way that chronic sinusitis affects people can vary, but typical symptoms include headache, pain or pressure in the face or area in and around the eyes, greenish nasal discharge, swelling around the nose and eyes and eyelids and fatigue. Pain and headache may be worse when bending over or lying down. Symptoms can also resemble a toothache in the upper jaw.

Inflammation can cause enough swelling of the sinuses to close them off, leading to a stuffy nose and difficulty breathing through the nose. Cough and a reduced sense of taste and smell may also occur. Other symptoms include bad breath, sore throat, and ear pain.

If chronic sinusitis is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can lead to serious, potentially life-threatening complications. The infection that causes chronic asthma can spread from the sinuses into the brain, resulting in meningitis. Spread of the infection can also lead to stroke and loss of vision and blindness. Asthma can also worsen and result in more frequent asthma attacks....more about Chronic Sinusitis »

Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chronic Sinusitis includes the 16 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Chronic Sinusitis?

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis. This signs and symptoms information for Chronic Sinusitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Chronic Sinusitis signs or Chronic Sinusitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Chronic Sinusitis symptoms.


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