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Viral sinus infection

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not with antibiotics: These infections are really common and not fun to deal with. It's best to rest, sleep with the head higher than the heart, use saline irrigations (su ... Read More

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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Entire time: Consider yourself contagious the entire illness. Viral contagion can start couple days before symptoms start. Be sure it's really a infection & no ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an indivi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time: The only real sign that has proven predictive of a bacterial sinus infection vs a viral sinus infection is the length of time of symptoms (that was re ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Anything can do that: About a quarter of humankind have at least a low titer of ANA but are healthy. It's simply a screening test.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Any infection or higher adrenergic drive increase the heart rate.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsil stone?: You may have a "stone" in the tonsil - these come from food debris getting stuck in the little divots in the tonsil. Often you can gargle them out or ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Symptoms only: There are over the counter medications to treat symptoms. But, there are no medications for viral infections of the upper respiratory track.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Cannot tell the: difference. Sinus infection can be viral or bacterial. Facial pain , drainage frequently colored or bloody, pain in the face and alteration of taste c ... Read More
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