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How do you know if you have sinusitis?

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To find out if you’ve got more than a bad cold, you need to learn the cause of your symptoms. Your doctor can help you figure out whether you have sinusitis or something else.

Tell your doctor how long you’ve had sinus symptoms, and whether they’ve gotten worse or stayed the same. If you’ve had them for less than 10 days and they’re not getting worse, you probably have a viral infection. It will likely go away on its own.

From: How Do I Know If I Have Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

NPR: “Diagnosing a Sinus Problem Can Be a DIY Project.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronic Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes” and “Chronic Sinusitis: Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

NPR: “Diagnosing a Sinus Problem Can Be a DIY Project.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronic Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes” and “Chronic Sinusitis: Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 28, 2018

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