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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could your lungs hurt with a sinus infection?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 49 years experience
No: Sinus infections do not cause pain in the lungs.
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Unlikely: If you have a sinus infection only then the answer would be no. However frequently the pt can have a sinus infection as well as a lung infection so then the answer would be yes. Need more information but if you are a smoker this is a very common scenario.

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Tompkinsville, KY
A 36-year-old female asked:

Does sinus infection cause lungs to hurt ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
Not usually: A sinus infection is usually in your head/face/cheeks. It should not, typically, cause your lungs to hurt. Unless, of course, the infection tracked down into your lungs and caused pneumonia. Would get checked out.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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