A 41-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have a sinus infection without nasal congestion or runny nose?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Roosth answered
34 years experience in 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 openings from the sinus into the nasal passages get plugged up for various reasons without typical sinsus symptoms. Recently had a patient with severe sinusitis whose only symptom was a bad cough. Otherwise felt fine.
Answered on Jun 11, 2019
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