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What's the difference between sinus pain and coronavirus?

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The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 doesn’t commonly cause sinus pain and congestion. That said, we’re still learning about this new virus, so it’s possible that some people may develop sinus problems. During the coronavirus outbreak, anyone with respiratory symptoms, even including cold symptoms, should self-isolate for at least 10 days since your first symptoms appeared. If you have sinus pain and congestion and no other symptoms, chances are it’s a common cold or allergies, but it’s best to be extra careful, as it could be COVID-19 and you don’t want to spread it to someone else who may develop a more severe form of the infection.

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World Health Organization

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on October 14, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on October 14, 2020

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