What are the signs and symptoms of a sinus infection?

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    Many of the symptoms that bring in patients are listed following and are some of the many reasons that people seek the support of an ENT surgeons when dealing with their sinus issues: need to blow nose, sneezing, runny nose, cough, post nasal discharge, thick nasal discharge, ear fullness, dizziness, ear pain, facial pain or pressure, difficult falling asleep, waking up at night, lack of sleep, waking up tired, fatigue, reduced productivity, reduced concentration, frustrated/restless/irritable, sad or embarrassed.
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  • Some signs and symptoms of a sinus infection include:
    • headaches
    • nasal congestion/discharge
    • postnasal drip (mucus drips down the throat from the nose)
    • sore throat
    • fever
    • cough
    • fatigue
    • bad breath
    Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, occurs when the sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed.

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