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A 43-year-old male asked:

Sinus infection w green snot. i feel like i have the flu. or do i have the flu. woke up sweating past two night s just to drag thru the day. thanks?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
You may have both: A 2 day episode of sweating at night sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Green nasal discharge may be the start of a viral rhino-sinusitis. The general rule is that if you are getting worse after 5 days, an antibiotic is appropriate, and if you are not better in 10 days, an antibiotic should be considered. Bottom line is if not better after 5 days see your physician.

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