Now-a-days many people have sinus infection. Although there are many causes for this problem but the infection is mostly due to pollution. In this article are discussed some of the sinus symptoms to let people know about this disease.

There are many people who often confuse the sinus symptoms with cold or allergy to something. However, the symptoms of sinus are quite similar and sometimes even the same. Let us see some of the sinus symptoms:

  • Yellowish mucous: This is a very common symptom of sinus. In this the infected person spits yellow mucous very frequently. However, it is not at all a serious issue as this infection can be easily cured by some home care. There is no need to take any drugs or antibiotics as this might worsen the condition.
  • Headache: This is also a possible symptom of sinus. Many people experience this problem when have sinus infection. However, the headache can also be due to any other reason. So, it cannot always be assumed that you have sinus infection when you face this problem.
  • Stuffy nose: The nose gets blocked as due to sinus infection the fluids cannot be removed from it. This also results in suffocation as the infected person is not able to breathe properly. However, the problem can be resolved to certain extent by drinking plenty of fluids so as to thin the sinus fluids.
  • Sore or irritated throat: Many people have sore throat due to sinus infection. The problem is not so serious and one can take certain precautions to get rid of this. So, home care is the best remedy to deal with sinus infection.
  • Coughing and sneezing: This happens with every person who has sinus infection. These people mostly sneeze when they wake up in the morning.
  • Bad breath: This is mostly due to nose blockage. The person feels very uncomfortable in this situation.
  • Loss of taste and smell: This is also a temporary problem which would automatically get resolved once the sinus infection gets away.
  • Fever and fatigue: Sometimes the infected person can also get fever due to cold and sinus infection.

The most effective solution to all sinus symptoms is gargle with some lukewarm salt water. Gargle gently 2-3 times a day and you would definitely feel better. Suppose, you get relieved in one or days then mind it is sinusitis or inflamed sinuses that occurs due to pollutants, smog, smoke, chemicals and other factors.

At the same time, do not neglect any of these symptoms and consult a doctor in case the symptoms last for long. Remember that antibiotics are a solution to sinus infection. It is better to follow home remedies to overcome this problem. Try some of the natural treatments and get rid of this infection. Homeopathic treatments have also shown effective results in overcoming sinus infection.

So, do not worry in case you see any of the above symptoms and consult a doctor to clear all your confusions.

Sinusitis is an epidemic that is affecting today about more than thirty eight million people. This illness is mostly because of fungal or bacterial infection. It results in swelling and irritation of the sinuses. Also, when there is accumulation of mucus in the sinus openings, it gives rise to other bacteria and germs which trigger sinusitis more frequently.

There are two types of sinusitis. One is the acute sinusitis in which the problem remains for more than eight weeks. Second is the chronic sinusitis where the sinusitis lasts longer. The chronic sinusitis is an alarming situation and so it is very important to take medications for this problem. This problem can even amplify and result in asthma if left ignored in the initial stages.

There are many people who follow their own medications for chronic sinusitis instead of consulting the physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. However, this should be avoided.

Now, the question is how to know whether any person is suffering from sinusitis? So, for this it is necessary to know the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Some of the common sinusitis symptoms include:

  • Nasal congestions: This is the first sign of sinusitis. It becomes difficult to breathe due to nasal congestions.
  • Colds: The nose blockage even results in cold if left untreated with proper medications.
  • Viral infections: The sinusitis also results in viral infections after some time.
  • Greenish or yellowish fluid from nose: This symptom is generally seen in the early morning when due to nasal congestions there is natural flow of greenish or yellowish fluid from the nose. This fluid can even be felt in your throat.
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Bad breath
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Irritability
  • Postnasal drip
  • Pain in the throat
  • Pressure around the eyes, nose, forehead and cheeks

So, these are some of the health problems that the infected persons feel during sinusitis. Most of the above symptoms are generally experienced in the night.


  • Fungus infections
  • Pollution
  • Dust
  • Dust mites
  • Pollens
  • Enlarged adenoids: Tonsils sometimes cause sinus disorders. This problem is especially seen amongst children.

These are some of the common causes of sinus disorder. Many people prone to allergies due to dust, dust mites and pollens etc. also suffer from sinus disorder. The immunity system of their body is not strong enough to fight against the above causes. This is the reason why they experience sinusitis frequently. So, it is very essential to build the immunity system of the body. This can be done by taking a balanced diet which is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.

Some fruits are also good antioxidants and should be eaten everyday. Green leafy vegetables are beneficial in every way. Apart from this, there are many effective drugs and nasal sprays available today to treat this problem. So, it is always good to take advice of a doctor. This problem is not so serious but a person should not also take it lightly.