Common Cold Complications: Sinus Infection

Does your runny nose come with sinus pressure, congestion, and headaches?

Though this can occur with the common cold, if these symptoms persist for ten days or more they may be a sign of sinus infection (sinusitis). Colds cause sinuses to become swollen, blocked, and filled with fluid, causing a breeding ground for bacteria that leaves you vulnerable to developing an infection.


What is a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection is inflammation of the sinuses. It can be caused by anything that blocks the sinus drainage channels including bacteria, viruses, allergies, and air pollutants.


What are the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection?
• Thick, yellow, foul-smelling nasal discharge
• Sinus pressure or pain around the cheeks and eyes
• Headache
• Congestion
• Post-nasal drip
• Cold or Fever
• Cough
• Dizziness
• Fatigue
• Decreased sense of Smell


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