A 23-year-old male asked:
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is it possible to have sinusitis without any of the symptoms except for the facial pain/ pressure? i.e. no fever cough or problem breathing.

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes.....: It is possible to have sinusitis without having a fever, cough and trouble breathing. Your symptoms may also be due to another issue. It is worthwhile having your primary provider examine you to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Jun 23, 2015
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Sinusitis means inflammation of sinuses. It is possible to have only facial pain/pressure. Sinusitis may be caused by a variety of conditions but is usually viral. Generally resolves without intervention although some like decongestants or nasal sprays. If you develop fevers , pus from nose, or red swollen face you should see your doctor to consider antibiotics.
Answered on Jun 23, 2015
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Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Sinusitis that sometimes is not detectable by imaging can indeed cause specific facial and dental pain that is of non-dental origin. By the same token, an infected tooth can cause chronic sinusitis. Upper premolars and molars are most commonly involved.
Answered on Jun 23, 2015
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Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: This is a very common situation where sinusitis is present without discomfort to face or teeth.
Answered on Jun 23, 2015
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Have an examination by the sinus expert - ENT doc for best advice on management.
Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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