What symptoms can bad sinuses cause?
The most prominent symptom is usually a blocked nose (nasal obstruction). One or more of the following may also occur. * A runny nose. The discharge is often greeny/yellow. * A reduced sense of smell. * Pain over the affected sinus. However, pain is often not a main feature of chronic sinusitis (unlike acute sinusitis). In many cases it is more of a feeling of ‘facial fullness’ or mild discomfort rather than pain. The severity of symptoms may wax and wane. They may be worst during an initial acute sinusitis. They may then ease off and not be as severe. For example, you may just have ‘nasal stuffiness’ rather than a fully blocked nose with some mild facial discomfort. Other symptoms that sometimes occur include: headache, bad breath, toothache, cough, a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears, and tiredness. In children, symptoms may include irritability, snoring, mouth breathing, feeding difficulty, and ‘nasal’ speech.