There are four pairs of sinusitis in our skull namely- Frontal sinuses, Ethmoid sinuses, maxillary sinuses and sphenoid sinuses. Normally, instead of creating any problem, they help in many functions like providing insulation to the skull, resonance to voice and in reducing the weight of the skull. They are vulnerable to bacterial infection and when bacteria or other microorganism infect, one experiences some problems and the condition is called sinusitis. There are some symptoms of this infection called the sinusitis symptoms.
Generally, when you are infested by cold or flu, the viral attack causes some sinusitis symptoms but they are very common to all. On the other hand, if bacteria attack you, the symptoms will not include flu or even cold. If bacteria infect your sinuses you will have the following sinusitis symptoms:
- You will experience nasal congestion and there may be a discharge with thick pus, which may be yellowish-green or simply yellowish in color.
- You may also experience pain in teeth when you bend downwards. The symptoms may vary depending on the intensity of the problem.
- The symptoms may continue for more than 10 days and they worsen after 5-6 days from infestation.
- Sometimes patients may experience severe headache along with nasal congestion. They may also experience pain in some particular areas of the face.
- The eyes may appear red, bulge a little and may be painful.
- You may also experience some kind of irritation in your nose.
- Some patients are reported to experience double vision too.
- Fever with persistent cough is also a common sinusitis symptom.
- You may feel fatigued and experience a lack of response due to decongestants or antihistamines.
- Most common symptoms are too much sneezing, muscle ache, throat infection, and nasal drippings.
If sinusitis occurs in children, the symptoms may be different from adults. Since children are likely to develop ethmoid sinuses located near eyes, they would feel pain in eyes, facial areas, headache, persistent nasal discharge, daytime cough, and fever. Their symptoms become very much severe when they are 3-4 days old. Some children may also experience vomiting, irritability, gagging on mucus, and body pain. If such sinusitis symptoms are seen in children or an adult they must immediately consult ENT specialists to cure the ailment.