The symptoms that you often identify as allergies or the common cold, are often symptoms of sinusitis. The chart below identifies many of the most common symptoms and features of Sinusitis, Allergies and the Common Cold. Go down the list of symptoms to see where you fall on the chart. If most of your symptoms fall into the Sinusitis category, you should schedule a visit with your doctor or a sinus specialist.

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Facial pain/pressure yes Sometimes Sometimes
Duration of illness MORE than 10-14 days Varies LESS than 10 days
Nasal Discharge Thick, Yellow-green Clear, Thin, Watery Thick, Whitish, or Thin
Fever Sometimes no no
Headache Often no no
Pain in upper teeth Sometimes no no
Bad Breath Sometimes no no
Coughing Sometimes Sometimes no
Nasal Congestion yes Sometimes no
Sneezing no Sometimes no