Sinus Infection Symptoms - 5 Ways To Tell If You Have a
Sinus Infection - Nurse's Tips!
Sinus Infection Symptoms - 5
Ways To Tell If You Have a Sinus Infection - Nurse's
Do you think you're having some sinus
infection symptoms now? Or if you aren't sure if your
symptoms are related to your sinuses, there are a few ways
you can tell if they are. You may be in the beginning stages
of sinusitis or a sinus infection or have had one developing
These are some of the ways you can
1. Yellowish discharge.
Do you have some nasal
discharge or feel some discharge in the back of your
Check it closely and see if
it has a yellowish tinge.
If it's yellow you can be
almost certain you have a sinus infection going
If the discharge is not
yellow you may be in the early stages of sinusitis and
you can stop it easier now before it gets into a
full-blown sinus infection.
2. Sinus headache. In the past, I don't
think sinus headaches were recognized as much as they should
It seems they were not
recognized as such.
Many people have suffered with
headaches that were labeled tension headaches or
A sinus headache can be
one-sided on the top of the head, or across the forehead,
A sinus headache may be harder to turn
around if you don't catch it just as it's starting
The body goes into an
automatic mode where it's harder to break the cycle. So if
you suspect it might be your sinuses take some quick action.
Try nasal irrigation for a sinus headache cure or to get
3. A stuffed up
A stuffed up nose or sinus
congestion can be from a sinus blockage - a back up
behind the nose in the sinus cavities.
When the sinuses get
blocked by dried up mucous, the one quart of mucous that
moves through the sinuses each day gets backed up,
causing a lot of pressure and possibly headache. Taking
any medication as a sinus treatment, that dries up
mucous, such as antihistamines, will harden it even
4. Irritated throat.
If you notice a slightly sore
throat it may be from the sinus discharge draining down your
You can try gargling with some
warm water (about 8 oz.) with a half teaspoon of
If this clears you in half an
hour or so then you don't have a sore throat but just
irritation from the sinus drainage.
5. Slight coughing off and
If you find you're coughing
here and there throughout the day, you may have sinus
drainage leaking down your throat and irritating your cough
reflex. The coughing is to clear your throat and not in your
lungs at this point.
Often suffering with these and other sinus
infection symptoms can be thought to be a cold coming on.
This is many times not the case.
The symptoms are confused very
often with cold symptoms.
You can do something about
There are some great home
remedy sinus cures today that are completely natural. Sinus
sufferers no longer need to suffer as was not the case in
the old days, nor have routine sinus
There are some good natural
ways to get rid of sinus problems forever.
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