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Does sinus pressure always come with congestion?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Not necessarily: If you are having an acute episode of sinusitis, a viral upper respiratory tract infection, or allergies, you may have nasal congestion and sinus pressure. You can get sinus pressure without the nasal symptoms if you have a chronic infection or blockage with changes in pressure.
Dr. David Lee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
No.: The two symptoms do not always occur together. If you have sinus pressure without congestion, you still may have some issue with the nose or sinuses that can be treated.

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