Sinus Infection Relief

Find out how to spot sinus infection symptoms and ease the pain—or even stop your next sinus infection before it gets started

10 Sinus Infection Symptoms

If you've been congested or had other symptoms for weeks, you may have a sinus infection.

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Your mucus is yellow or greenish

A colored discharge—as opposed to clear mucus—from the nose or down the back of your throat is another sign you may have a sinus infection, although it’s not always an indication that you need treatment.

Discoloration is actually caused by white blood cells. In other words, it is a sign that the immune system is already fighting the infection. In fact, the yellow or green tinge can stick around for a few days or even weeks after the infection is over because immune cells are still draining. "It’s basically pus," Dr. Papa says.

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