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cartoon elephant sitting on person’s face
Credit: NIAID

Your nose is stuffy. You have thick, yellowish mucus. You’re coughing, and you feel tired and achy. You think that you have a cold. You take medicines to relieve your symptoms, but they don’t help. When you also get a terrible headache, you finally drag yourself to the doctor. After listening to your history of symptoms and examining your face and forehead, the doctor says you have sinusitis.

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View the Sinusitis fact sheet (PDF)

Last Updated April 03, 2012

Last Reviewed March 09, 2011