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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do i know if a sinus infection spread to my lungs?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Productive cough: A upper respiratory viral infection will start in the nose and throat, causing clear drainage and sore throat. Towards the end it will generally spread to lungs, causing cough, and viral bronchitis. If the cold lasts longer than about 10 days, and the drainage turns green or yellow, it may very well be a sinus infection. If your cough produces yellow mucus, it could be pneumonia. See a doc.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I wish to know what can I do for sinus infection?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection.If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics.So consult your doctor.
Last updated Nov 9, 2019


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