Health Tip: Symptoms of Sinus Infection

A sinus infection may be caused by bacteria, viruses or even fungi. Treatment depends on the type of infection, so you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment options.

Here are common symptoms of a sinus infection, courtesy of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:

  • Headache, particularly first thing in the morning.
  • Pain in the forehead, jaw, teeth and cheeks, or between the eyes.
  • Swollen or inflamed tear ducts, eyelids, and other tissues surrounding the eyes.
  • Congestion, sore throat, neck pain or cough.
  • Fever.
  • Weakness and fatigue.

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