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Other Possible Symptoms of Chronic SinusitisA person with chronic sinusitis may also have other signs or symptoms, including:
- Low-grade fever.
How Do Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms Start?Symptoms of chronic sinusitis might begin as an acute sinus infection. Then, for whatever reason, the symptoms don't get better.
How Long Do Signs Last?Most of the time, chronic sinusitis cannot be cured. Some people have symptoms that never completely get better, although they do get worse at certain times. Other people will have symptoms that completely go away for periods of time and then return.
Could It Be Something Else?Other conditions can share similar symptoms with chronic sinusitis. Your healthcare provider will consider these before diagnosing chronic sinusitis.
- Migraine headaches
- Other types of headaches, including cluster and tension headaches
- Non-allergic rhinitis
- Rhinitis from medicines
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Conditions or medicines that affect smell or taste, such as diabetes medications or certain high blood pressure medicines, to name a few.