Your nose is running and you feel miserable. Your head won’t stop hurting around your eyes and in your forehead. This cold has got you down and you can’t seem to knock it.

After a couple of weeks you still feel awful and you start to wonder if it could be something else.

At this point it is quite possible that is has turned from a cold into a sinus infection. Below is a list of some of the common sinus infection symptoms.

One of the most common symptoms of a sinus infection is pain. The location of the pain depends on which of the four sinus cavities is infected.

Pain in your forehead may be a symptom that your frontal sinuses are inflamed or infected. The frontal sinuses are located above the eyes in the forehead.

If you have pain in your upper jaw or your teeth or your cheeks are tender to the touch, this may indicate an infection of the maxillary sinuses. The maxillary sinuses are the largest of the sinus cavities and are located under the eyes around the cheekbones.

Swelling in your eyelids and the tissues around your eyes as well as pain around or between the eyes can be an indication of inflammation or infection of the ethmoid sinuses located near the tear ducts in the corner of your eyes. Inflammation or infection of the ethmoid sinuses can also cause a loss of smell, a stuffy nose and tenderness when touching the sides of your nose.

Earaches, neck pain and a deep aching at the top of your head can be a sign of infection or inflammation in the sphenoid sinuses, although these are the least likely to be affected. The sphenoid sinuses are located in the sphenoid bone at the center of the skull base under the pituitary gland.

In addition to pain, people suffering from sinus infections often have other symptoms that include thick nasal secretions of a yellow or green coloration. These secretions, sometimes referred to as post nasal drip, drain in the back of the throat and can be quite annoying.

Some less common symptoms can include fatigue, loss or decrease of smell, cough, sore throat, bad breath and fever. On rare occasions, sinus infections can result in an infection of the brain and other serious complications.

If you think you may be suffering from a sinus infection, visit your doctor or health professional to get a proper diagnosis. Your doctor can perform an examination and run certain tests to determine what it causing your particular symptoms.

More information about sinus infection and sinus infection symptoms can be found at www.silversinus.com.

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