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How Long Does a Sinus Infection Last?

Sinusitis (sinus infection) is an infection that makes your sinuses swell up, usually caused by having a cold or the flu. 

Sinusitis symptoms

The common symptoms of sinusitis are: 

  • Pain around your cheeks, eyes or forehead
  • Blocked and runny nose
  • Green and yellow mucus (snot)
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • A high temperature (fever)
  • Bad breath

How long does sinusitis last?

There are two main forms of sinusitis: acute and chronic.

Acute sinusitis is usually not very serious with symptoms clearing up within a week of developing, but some people may experience them for up to 4 weeks. 

Chronic sinusitis can have more severe symptoms, and lasts 12 weeks or more. 

Order your prescriptions online with Healthera

If you’ve been prescribed antibiotics to treat your sinusitis, you can now place your prescription order online from your local pharmacy.

It only takes a few minutes to set up your order for collection or home delivery, right to your door. 

To get started, simply click the button below: