Sinusitis Signs & Symptoms

Sinusitis Symptoms

Patients with chronic sinusitis have a continuous presentation of symptoms (nasal stuffiness, tenderness, pain, and nasal discharge, among others); patients with recurrent acute sinusitis experience episodic flare-ups of their symptoms. Over time, these symptoms can become severe enough to interfere with normal daily activities.

Sinusitis Symptoms

  • nasal stuffiness, the most common symptom
  • thick, often discolored, mucus draining down the throat or from the front of the nose, sometimes causing an unpleasant or foul odor
  • facial pain, toothache and headache that may result from trapped infection and uneven air pressure in the sinus cavities
  • decreased sense of smell and taste
  • severe cough or asthma
  • sense of generalized illness


During this time, our office remains open with limited scheduling for urgent ENT care only.
Other patients should not be seen, according to guidelines.
Patients with flu like symptoms or fever or known exposure to COVID-19
should go to urgent care or speak to their primary care physician.

Be well and don’t hesitate to reach out to us as needed.
The Staff and Doctors of The New York Otolaryngology Group