Main Symptoms of Sinusitis

Sinusitis is the swelling of the sinuses’ tissue lining caused by fluid-filled sinus cavities that can lead to infection. We at South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat understand sinusitis and other upper respiratory infections. Give any of our Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL offices a call to talk with us.

Types of Sinusitis

The four types of sinusitis are acute, subacute, chronic and recurrent.

  • Acute – condition lasts under four weeks
  • Subacute – condition lasts 4-8 weeks
  • Chronic – condition lasts over 8 weeks
  • Recurrent – condition occurs three or more times a year

The type of sinusitis you have will also dictate some of the treatment options and may call for a deeper look into your condition.

Symptoms and Signs of Sinusitis

The symptoms of sinusitis may be different in individuals according to their age. 

Younger Adolescents

  • Runny nose lasting 7-10 days or more with clear, yellow, or green discharge
  • Possibly daytime cough, but with night time cough
  • Possible eye swelling

Older Adolescents & Adults

  • Post nasal drip along with a runny nose lasting 7-10 days or more
  • Facial pain and/or headaches
  • Sore throat and cough
  • Fever

Treatment of Sinusitis

This condition is treated based on your age, medical history, how sick you are, and how well you tolerate medication and procedures. A thorough diagnostic will be done to check your sinus cavities and overall health. Typical treatment options include nasal spray, pain relievers, fever reducers if there is a fever, and antibiotics if there are severe symptoms. If nothing works and the condition has lasted a long time, surgical options may be administered.

Now that you know the main symptoms, if you think you have an acute or chronic case of sinusitis we’re here to help with that or any other ear, nose and throat condition. Give any of our Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, FL offices a call to talk with us. You can reach them in Port St. Lucie, FL, by calling (772) 398-9911, or Fort Pierce, FL, at (772) 464-6055, or in Okeechobee, FL, by calling (863) 357-7791, so call today.