What are the main symptoms of maxillary sinusitis?

Maxillary sinusitis mainly presents with nasal congestion, pus, pain in the cheeks and may also present with systemic symptoms. The patient presents with persistent nasal congestion, which can be unilateral or bilateral. The pus is predominantly in the middle and lower nasal passages and is large and viscous, and may also flow into the pharynx or larynx. Cheek pain is the most common symptom of the disease. Cheek pain in maxillary sinusitis is regular, light in the morning, progressively worse, most severe in the afternoon and relieved in the evening. The loss of the sense of smell is mostly temporary and improves when the sinus inflammation subsides.

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