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Symptoms of Sinusitis
|Blockage of Sinuses|
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- Nasal congestion
Nasal discharge that may be
- Headache (in acute sinusitis)
- Ear pain
- Toothache (dental pain)
- Facial pain and pressure that increases when you lie down or lean over
- Facial fullness or congestion
- Nagging cough that may get worse when lying down
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Decreased sense of smell
- Fever, especially in children
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Sinus infection (sinusitis). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sinusitis/Pages/Index.aspx Accessed September 12, 2008.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013
- Update Date: 08/30/2013