Fall not only brings cooler weather, but also allergies, colds, and sinus infections. But how can you tell which one it is and when it’s time to see a doctor. 

Colds and sinus infections typically have similar symptoms, runny nose, headache, and a cough. To treat them effectively, it is important to know the difference.

So, here is a list of indications you have a sinus infection:

Sinus Inflammation 

One of the most complained about symptom of a sinus infection is inflammation of the sinus cavity. Typically revealing itself in facial pain and pressure. 

Discolored Mucus

Sinus infections tend to generate congestion, with thick yellow or even green mucus.

Sinus Drainage 

That annoying post nasal drip down the back of the throat, causing many issues. More than just irritating, it can lead to bronchitis and even pneumonia.


Sinus drainage is associated with coughing up mucus. It also can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep and focusing during the day. 


With an infection comes a rise in the body temperature, body aches, and pain. 

Most people who experience sinus infections have tried just about every over the counter medication to try and get relief from the symptoms, but they just keep coming back.

If you find yourself or a loved one, is having several sinus infections a year there is relief. 

An Ears, Nose, and Throat doctor or otolaryngologist, specializes in treating frequent and chronic sinus problems.

Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe and very effective treatment for chronic sinusitis. It is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure during which a thin balloon catheter is inserted into the nose. The balloon is gradually inflated to relieve blockages and widen the sinus pathways.

There are several treatments available to help you experience a better quality of life. Contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat for more information.

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