Nasal congestion or obstruction. Causes difficulties breathing through the nose.
Reduced sense of taste and smell in adults and in children.
Thick, colourless nasal congestion or drainage at the back of the throat (postnasal discharge).
Facial pain or pressure, sensitivity and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead.
Other signs and symptoms include:
Redness (erythema) and/or facial swelling around the cheeks due to soft tissue superinfection.
Redness of the eyes and/or an increase in the volume of the orbital contents (accumulation of purulent mucus in or around the eye socket).
Pain in the jaw and upper teeth.
Cough which worsens at night.
Fever. In cases of acute infection or exacerbation of chronic rhinosinusitus.
Bad breath (halitosis).
Fatigue or irritability.
Chronic and acute rhinosinusitis have similar signs and symptoms, but the acute form is a temporary infection of the paranasal sinuses that is usually associated with a cold. The signs and symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis are more prolonged and recurrent and tend to cause more fatigue. Fever is not a common sign of chronic rhinosinusitis, but it can arise in the event of flare-ups.