A 32-year-old female asked:
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i think i have a sinus infection. i have thick dark yellow mucus from one side of my nose that smells and tastes disgusting. can't afford to go to doc?

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Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try afrin (oxymetazoline) otc for three days only and see if that helps. Do not take longer for fear of rebound rhinitis and worsening congestion.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection?: If you are not feeling too poorly, you may find that using saline rinses will help reduce and thin the mucus. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be helpful as well. Ask your pharmacist. These will not cure a sinus infection, however. If you are experiencing headache/ facial pain, fever, body aches & pains then you will do best to see a doctor.
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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