Sinusitis symptoms to look out for:
Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis, affects roughly 1 in 8 adults every year. It usually occurs when viruses or bacteria infect the sinuses (such as during a bout of the common cold) and begin to multiply.
Part of the body’s reaction to this infection causes the sinus lining to swell, blocking the channels that drain the sinuses. This causes mucus and pus to fill up the nose and sinus cavities.1 So, what are the symptoms of sinusitis?
Sinusitis symptoms can include:1,3
- Blocked nose
- Runny nose
- Pain, swelling and tenderness around your cheeks, eyes or forehead
- Reduction or loss of sense of smell
- High temperature
- Bad breath