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The symptoms of sinusitis vary for each person, and depend greatly on the age of the individual. The following are the most common symptoms of sinusitis. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Runny nose that lasts longer than seven to 10 days. The discharge is usually thick green or yellow, but can also be clear.
Occasional daytime cough
Swelling around the eyes
Children usually do not complain of headaches if less than 5 years of age
Older children and adults:
Runny nose or cold symptoms that last longer than seven to 10 days
Complaints of drip in the throat from the nose
Swelling around the eye, worse in the morning
The symptoms of sinusitis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult a physician for diagnosis.
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