A 34-year-old female asked:
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how do i know if i have a cold or a sinus infection? congestion started 3-5 days ago, otc decongestant not helping, lots of sinus pressure!

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinus infection: When infected you have congestion , pain and when you touch/tap on your sinuses there is an increase in pain. if there is increased pain and no relief in 5 days follow up with doctor /urgent or heathtap prime was you may need antibiotics. .Also elevated head of bed when sleeping because when head is dependent the nasal congestion runs into the sinuses.
Answered on Feb 27, 2015
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