3. Nose Pain
Most people experience some pain in their nose with sinusitis. The pain may be inside the nose or on the outside. You may also feel pain under your eyes. The pain can feel like pressure or sharp pain. You may also feel a burning sensation. The pain can come from the swelling inside the sinuses as well as the dryness and inflammation in the nostrils. As the sinuses become swollen, the fluid inside cannot get out.
The pressure builds up and pushes against the nerves in the nose and face causing pain. Over the counter medications may work to help ease the pain inside the nose. Pain on the outside may last until the sinusitis subsides and the pressure goes down. Sinusitis typically has to run its course and shouldn’t last more than a week. If the pain becomes severe, you may want to talk to a doctor or try a new type of medication.