Sinus infection symptoms can be divided into four groups according to the duration of:
- Acute sinusitis. Have symptoms that arise suddenly and last up to 14 days, even a month. Some of the symptoms are the appearance of mucus or yellow or green mucus from the nose, headache, facial pain especially around the eyes, cheeks, nose, and forehead that feels more powerful when bending, disruption of the sense of smell, cough, runny nose, fever, , fatigue, and toothache. Sinusitis usually appears after an upper respiratory tract infection, eg due to colds and flu.
- Sub-acute Sinusitis. Sinus inflammation that lasts for 1 to 3 months.
- Chronic Sinusitis. Some of the symptoms are a runny nose or it just feels blocked, pus in the nasal cavity and nasal fluid changes color, fever, face feels full, and fever. The condition of sinusitis is said to be bad if pain, redness, and swelling around the eyes and forehead, severe headache, high fever, double vision, stiff neck, and confusion. Symptoms of sinus inflammation that appear last up to 3 months or more.
- Recurrent Sinusitis. Usually will recur several times in one year.
Sinusitis in Children
Children with sinusitis will feel easily irritable, not appetite, and breathe through the mouth. Their voices will sound nasal. They seem to have a severe cold because the sinuses are closed. If symptoms appear like that, take your child to see a doctor.