Home > General Medicine > Difference Between a Cold and Sinusitis Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 11, 2011 by Cleveland Clinic, Views: 3063 Here are the symptoms of sinusitis: 1. More significant symptoms of cold 2. More discoloration than a cold 3. Develops after 10 days Visit clevelandclinic.org for more information.