World Sinus Health Awareness Day 2022

Navigating Your Pathway to Better Sinus Health

World Sinus Health Awareness Day is today, September 28th; created by The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) to give the millions of sinus sufferers around the world access to patient focused, trusted information about their symptoms and conditions, as well as how they can improve these and when they should seek specialized care. “Navigating Your Pathway to Better Sinus Health” is the 2022 World Sinus Health Awareness Day theme.

What are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?

You may have acute sinusitis when you have had cloudy or colored drainage from your nose for up to four weeks, plus one or more of the following symptoms:

•    Stuffy, congested, or blocked nose 
•    Pain, pressure, or fullness in the face, head, or around the eyes 
•    Long-lasting cold symptoms 
•    Symptoms that do not improve within 10 days of getting sick, or initially get better then worsen again 

You might have chronic sinusitis if you have at least two of the four symptoms noted below for at least 12 weeks. An ENT specialist would also need to see polyps, pus, or thickened mucous in the nose, or get a CT scan, to fully diagnose chronic sinusitis. Possible symptoms include:

•    Stuff congested, or blocked nose 
•    Pain, pressure or fullness in the face, head or around the eyes 
•    Thickened nasal drainage 
•    Loss of smell

Table of symptoms


Have you ever felt like you had a cold that wouldn’t go away? If symptoms of discolored nasal drainage and blockage hang around for more than 10 days, or worsen after they start getting better, there’s a good chance you have sinusitis, an infection or inflammation of the sinuses.

Call us today to begin your journey to healthier sinuses: 
Staffed by fellowship-trained sinus specialists, and other specialists in allergy and immunology, the Advanced Sinus and Skull base Center at ENT and Allergy Associates provides a comprehensive approach to managing nasal and sinus disorders. Our physicians are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients with complex sinonasal disorders, emphasizing comprehensive strategies that combine both medical treatments and minimally invasive sinus and nasal surgery when absolutely necessary. 

Find an ENT & Allergy Associates Doctor Near You, or Explore More Blog Topics

Related Blogs
  • Weathering Seasonal Changes: How Weather Impacts ENT Health

    Have you ever noticed how your nose seems to run more on cold, windy days, or how your ears feel stuffed during allergy ...

  • Clearing the Air: Debunking Common Myths About Sinusitis

    In this blog, we’ll be unraveling the truths behind sinusitis and debunking common myths to equip you with accurate ...

  • Sinus Rinses Are a Go-to Remedy When You’re Stuffed Up—but Are They Safe? Here’s What Primary Care Physicians Say

    If you want to give it a try, be sure to avoid these common mistakes. By EMILY LAURENCE - DEC 28, 2022 Are Sinus Rinses ...