When you are suffering from acute sinusitis symptoms , the cavities around your nasal passages or sinuses become inflamed and swollen. When this happens, the drainage is blocked and mucus will start to build up. This condition is also known as rhinosinusitis.

When you are suffering from sinusitis, you will find it hard to breathe through your nose. Aside from that, the area around your face and eyes may feel swollen, along with a throbbing facial pain and headache. Acute sinusitis symptoms are often the result of a common cold. Other factors may include allergies, bacterial and fungal infections. In most cases, using home remedies to treat the condition will already suffice. However, if the sinusitis is persistent, the help of your doctor might already be needed since it could lead to serious infections or other complications.

Acute sinusitis symptoms often include:

- Nasal congestion
- Thick, yellow or greenish drainage from the nose or from the back of the throat
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
- Pain in the upper teeth
- Cough
- Other signs may include fatigue, sore throat, fever, earache, irritability, bad breath and nausea.

If these sinusitis symptoms persist then you should already see a doctor. Especially when:

- Your fever is over 100.5 F
- Your symptoms do not improve or is getting worse
- You have a history of recurrent or chronic sinusitis
- Severe headache
- Pain or swelling around the eye area

Block sinuses may drain pus-like secretions, leading to thick, greenish or yellow discharges which may lead to symptoms of infection. Acute sinusitis symptoms may be due to:

- Viral infection
- Bacterial infection
- Fungal infection

Other health conditions may also increase the risk of getting sinus infections and the risk or worsening acute sinusitis symptoms, these conditions may include:

Allergies - these allergies may cause inflammation which may block the sinuses and can worsen acute sinusitis symptoms.

Nasal tumors or polyps - these may also block the sinuses or nasal passages making it harder for the sufferer to breathe.

Deviated nasal septum - crooked septum may restrict sinus passages, not allowing air to flow freely.

Infected or enlarged adenoids in children - this can worsen acute sinusitis symptoms as it is located in the upper back part of the throat making it hard to swallow and adding up to the pain and pressure.

Tooth infection - a small number of acute sinusitis symptoms can also be due to an infection in the upper teeth.

Other medical conditions which can bring complications include gastroesophageal reflux disease, cystic fibrosis or immune system diseases which may result to the blockage of the sinuses and increase the risk of infections.

Author's Bio: 

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