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When should I call my doctor about sinusitis?

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Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these severe symptoms, which could be signs of a serious infection:

  • High fever (over 102 F)
  • Severe headache
  • Vision problems
  • Stiff neck
  • Swollen face

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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