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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have pressure in left side of head between temple and forehead and in my left cheek and a clogged ear. no pain. its been almost 5 days. telehealth dr suggested sudafed. at what point should i go in person? what else can it be than sinus?

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Dr. Sally Sartin
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Viral sinusitis: Your symptoms suggest of a viral sinus infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days, you may need antibiotics at that point. That will be a good time to reconnect with a doctor, either in person or through telehealth. In the meantime apply warm compresses, use nasal saline rinses, decongestants, Tylenol or Ibuprofen for pain.

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