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I have been having flu for 2 weeks. my head is pounding and feels like my skull is exploding. i would like to know if l am having sinus infection?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Sounds like it: The "flu" typically runs it's course in about 7-10 days. If you are having cold-like/flu-like symptoms beyound that time (without body aches)... It is likely a sinus infection. Symptoms you would expect: nasal stuffiness, facial pain/pressure, tooth pain, ear pain, throat pain, fatigue, headache.. All symptoms of sinusitis... See your primary care for further evaluation.
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
2 Week Flu: The flu does not last two weeks. A typical course is over by ten days. The "2 week flu" has now become something else, likely a sinus infection. Go see your doctor. Sounds like time for an antibiotic.

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