Fact Sheet: Do I Have Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus. Take the following quiz to see if you have sinusitis.

Choose "yes" if you have any of the following symptoms for ten days or longer; otherwise, choose "no."

1. Facial pressure/pain?

     yes         no


2. Headache pain?

     yes         no


3. Congestion or stuffy nose?

     yes         no


4. Thick, yellow-green nasal discharge?

     yes         no


5. Low fever (99-100°)?

     yes         no


6. Bad breath?

     yes         no


7. Pain in the upper teeth?

     yes         no


If you answered "Yes" to three or more of the symptoms listed above, you may have a sinus infection resulting from allergies, bacteria, or a response to fungi. An examination by an ear, nose, and throat specialist may be warranted.

©Editor's Note: The text from this quiz may be freely used. Attribution to the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is required.

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