If your doctor suspects chronic sinusitis, a nasal infection, or bronchitis, you may need imaging tests including an x-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Other common symptoms of nasal infection include:
Fever and headache. If you have a high fever or a severe headache, you should seek medical care immediately. Pressure in the forehead, temples, cheeks, nose, jaw, teeth, behind the eyes or at the top of the head. Facial tenderness or swelling, usually around the eyes or cheeks. Shortness of breath or wheezing breath Squeezing or tightness in the chest that causes pain Nasal stuffiness, loss of smell, nasal discharge (usually yellowish green), or post-nasal drip, the sensation of fluid dripping down the back of the throat, particularly at night or when lying down. Rare complications associated with chronic sinusitis can include blood clots, abscesses, meningitis, orbital cellulitis which causes inflammation around the eyes, and osteomyelitis, an infection that spreads to the bones in the face.