Symptoms of sinus infection are very similar to those of the common cold. However, when due to a cold virus, such symptoms typically improve after a few days. If you continue to have nasal symptoms 10-14 days after having a cold, then you may have developed a sinus infection.
Symptoms of sinus infection may include:
Most experts believe that sinus infection does not cause chronic headaches. However alteration in sinus pressure associated with weather changes might provoke headaches in susceptible people.
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Last reviewed October 2012 by Brian Randall, MD
Last Updated: 10/11/2012