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 or no
  2. Headache pain? yes or no
  3. Congestion or stuffy nose? yes or no
  4. Thick, yellow-green nasal discharge? yes or no
  5. Low fever (99-100°)? yes or no
  6. Bad breath? yes or no
  7. Pain in the upper teeth? yes or 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.

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