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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have a cold and the left cheek hurts like i got punched. what can be the problem?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Sinus issue?: You may have left maxillary sinusitis. Do you have fever and/or a change in the kind of nasal secretions on the left side? Does it hurtmmoremon tapping on the left side of the face? You probably should check in with your doc. Hope you are better soon.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Sinus infection: You could have an infection in your left sinus. See a doctor. You may need antibiotics.

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