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A 29-year-old male asked:

Think i have a sinus infection. headache all over, feel my ears popping kinda. mucus in my throat not really a stuffy nose/runny?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Even if vaccinated, please have a COVID 19 screening test. If this is not available at your physician’s office, a virtual consultation with Healthtap is available to locate a test center. Monitor temperature, drink fluids and rest. Avoid contact with others until confirmed negative for COVID. Discuss the use of nasal saline with your physician.
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello, Once COVID is ruled out as mentioned then it could be a sinus infection which can present with multiple different symptoms. Most sinusitis is accompanied by facial pain/pressure, congestion, thick often foul smelling drainage, ear popping can occur, cough, and sometimes fever. If you have used over the counter meds like Sudafed, pain meds, saline rinse and rest, after a week see your ENT.
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Last updated Sep 25, 2021


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