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how can i tell the difference between a sinus infection, and just seasonal fall allergies? sinus infection vs. allergies

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference: The mucus discharge in allergies is clear and watery. The nasal discharge in a paranasal sinusitis is thick, green or yellowish and is rarely bloody. Headache is more common in sinusitis which often follows a prolonged head cold.
Answered on Oct 17, 2019

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