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Can you get a sinus infection after getting over a cold? i recently got over a bad cold. now i have pain and pressure in my head and around my eyes. could this be a sinus infection?

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Dr. Benjamin Cilento answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Yes : Yes it is quite possible that your cold may have progressed to a sinus infection... You may want to be examined by an ear nose and throat physician...

Answered 3/22/2020

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Dr. Richard Arden answered

Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Initial : Initial treatment for viral URI usually involves symptomatic management (i.e., fluids, rest, nsaids, decongestants, etc.). When symptoms persist beyond a week, particularly if they are worsening, often it is treated with a course of antibiotics. A good ENT exam should be able to support a diagnosis of sinusitis. Upper respiratory infections and allergens are common triggers for development of secondary bacterial sinusitis.

Answered 3/14/2019

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