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can you have a sinus infection without nasal congestion

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A sinus infection occurs when bacteria (most commonly) grow and create pain/pressure in one of the sinuses. Many times, one of the ostia, the opening ... Read More
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Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Often the only symptoms are sinus pain and pressure esp. With bending over without any concomitant nasal congestion. Should see an ENT for a formal e ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Sinus infection can cause your symptoms and if there is no obstruction at the sinus openings, you should consult an allergist-immunologist to work you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Start with OTC: start with over the counter allergy meds taken on a daily basis such as Zyrtec or Allegra. for congestion pick up some Sudafed. by taking a daily alle ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Could be yes.: Bacterial infections in the sinus cavity usually produce green nasal discharge. Clear and yellow could be viral...or just inflammatory....or even fun ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Sinus Problems: Possibly. Clogged or infected sinuses may cause pressure and discomfort behind the eyes because several of the paranasal sinuses surround the orbit. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Liewald
13 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes it is possible. : Yes. Or it could be inflammation/infection of an affiliated part of the sinus cavity itself.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jo-anne Abrams
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Will email: Symptoms of possible COVID, works in client services next door to the nurses in lancet who do the tests. Referral letter for test.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a s ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Acute sinusitis.: This could certainly be a sinus infection, yes. And sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you should be evaluated by a doctor for consideration o ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Clear: 36 yo female. After getting a diagnosis from your doc, if you get frequent sinus infections, consider using a natural nasal spray called xlear. This ... Read More

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