What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple. Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies).

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What are signs and symptoms of (acute) sinusitis?

Following a URI. Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, drainage and discolored secretions are all non-specific symptoms and don't necessarily indicate sinusitis.

What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple. Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies).
Several. Nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow-green nasal drainage, pain, fullness, and pressure between the eyes and in the face, pain over the eyes and pain on top of the head lead the list of symptoms of acute sinusitis.

Are most cases of acute sinusitis viral? How long before symptoms lessen and you start to feel better? At what point should you visit the Dr?

Most viral. Yes, most cases of sinusitis are viral. Typical symptoms lat 5-7 days before slowly resolving. Indications that you may have a bacterial infection are fevers >100, severe sinus pain, symptoms longer than 10 days or initial improvement before worsening of your symptoms. Obviously, see your doctor if you believe you have bacterial infection, but they can also help with meds for viral symptoms.

Diagnosed with acute sinusitis and prescribed doxycycline. Puzzled by absence of any mucus but have other common symptoms. Is absence mucus possible?

Stuck in sinuses. You could be draining the mucus postnasally or back through your throat. The other possibility is that the sinus openings are swollen shut and the mucus is stuck within the sinuses. Decongestants can aid this.
Acute Sinusitis. Greetings. Yes, you can have sinusitis without post nasal drainage or mucus. It may be impacted and drainage may occur with the continued antibiotic.

I'm pregnant &have acute sinusitis 3 d ago cant sleep from toothaches and ear pain my nose dry not rainy but I feel all the symptoms of the sinusitis?

May not affect nose. Sinusitis may not affect all of your sinuses; it is possible that the posterior ones are affected without the anterior ones being involved.
See below. From your description I suspect your ear pain is due to Eustachian tube dysfunction from a viral cold as well as Maxillary sinus congestion causing the tooth ache. Using Afrin 12 hour nasal decongestant and Flonase may help. But you need to check with your OBGYN to see if he or she ok's it in pregnancy. For info on ETD see: http://bit. Ly/ZZ8ufv.
See your dentist. For evaluation and treatment. Pregnancy is not a reason to delay routine dental care or treatment. Good luck.
Acute sinusitis? Check with your dentist to see if your pain is from teeth or gum infections. If it is not a dental problem, see your medical doctor, OB, or an ENT specialist. It is important to get any infection under control, especially being pregnant.