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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Hard to say.: Hard to say, could be today, or a week. Take OTC decongestants. If it persists a week, see an ENT doc.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Thick mucus means you need additional hydration--more fluids--speak to your doctor about saline sinus rinse, humidifier/vaporizer. If you have fever ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Need to consult?...: You posted your question on our free, public, informational forum... where diagnoses, medical advice, or medical care are not given. Try a private con ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Basic Medical News: This is a good question and perhaps it can stimulate you getting into some classes in college to learn physiology and such. But a sinus infection is a ... Read More
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Dr. John McClay
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Lots of things: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Microbes...: Microbes: most commonly viruses, and occasionally bacteria.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection: If you truly have a sinus infection, you probably need antibiotics, although many of the patients that i see in the clinic who complain of sinus infec ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Supportive care: Unless you've had your sinus infection for > 2 weeks or are having severe symptoms such as fever, antibiotics aren't indicated; just use pain relief a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
11 years experience Family Medicine
Many ways: Treatments for sinus infections range from nasal saline irrigation to surgery. You need to find the cause in order to get the right treatment. Not all ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No way: Sinus infections are caused by bacteria or fungus usually after a prolonged viral upper respiratory infection. No foods can cause a sinus infection. H ... Read More

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