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what can you do to tell the difference between a sinus infection and allergies?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rhinosinusitis: By saying allergies i suppose you refer to allergic rhinitis when you have seasonal sneezing spells, watery and itchy eyes and nose. Sinusitis and rhinitis are usually go together due to their anatomical proximity and they share the same mucus membrane lining. Sinusitis tends to cause more headache, sense of heaviness and fullness and sometimes affecting your sense of smells.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013

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