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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should i do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sx's: With an upper respiratory infection - more than one area can be affected. I would seek prompt medical attention if you are having trouble breathing. Take care.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No.: An infection limited to your sinuses should not cause shortness of breath. You may have trouble breathing through your nose, but you should be able to breathe normally through your mouth. If you have shortness of breath, the infection may have spread to your lungs and causes pneumonia. Shortness of breath needs immediate evaluation. Go to the ER.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Thanks for the Thank You note! It was very kind of you to send it. Hope you feel better soon!
Mar 22, 2019

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