Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Lingering cold symptoms may be evidence of sinusitis

  • Comment
Patients with allergies who complain of cold symptoms for more than two weeks may have sinusitis, warn allergy experts.

Allergy sufferers are also more likely to develop sinusitis, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

‘Early on, the symptoms of colds and sinusitis are similar,’ said Dr Anju Peters, chairperson of the academy’s rhinosinusitis committee.

‘But if symptoms are worsening after 3-5 days, or if they are present for more than ten days, then sinusitis is the likely culprit,’ he said.

Sinusitis is easily recognized by a green or gray nasal discharge, foul tasting post-nasal drip, facial pain/pressure or light fever. The condition can last for months, or even years, if not properly treated.


  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.