Inflammation of the sinuses could be due to an allergy, an infection
, or ongoing exposure to an irritant, such as pollution or smoke
. Cigarette smoke
is not an allergen, but it is definitely an irritant. Symptoms can include a headache or pressure in the area of the sinuses, a stuffy nose, achy teeth, an odor coming from the nose, postnasal drip, cough, sore throat, laryngitis, constant low fever, and thick, yellow to green nasal drainage.