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Do people ever get a sinus infection without a fever?

Do people ever get a sinus infection without a fever?

Yes: Many cases of sinusitis occur in the absence of fever. Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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If i had a serious sinus infection would I have a fever?

If i had a serious sinus infection would I have a fever?

Not always. : U can have sinusitis with no fever but u would have a headache or a facial congested feeling or drainage down the back of ur throat. Best 2 c an ENT specialist 4 evaluation and possibly imaging 2 confirm the diagnosis, & then follow recommended treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Sure: Most sinus infections don't cause fever. However, without fever, and if you aren't having severe pain, this may not be urgent; most likely it's just a cold probably you can safely wait until Monday and see a doctor or clinic then if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4° is that bad?

I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4°  is that bad?

No.: Low grade elevation of temperature is not of much consequence without other clinical symptoms such as increased pain, discharge, redness, etc. Technically fever is a temp greater than 100.5 f. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever. I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but i don't have fever.?

Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever.  I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but i don't have fever.?

Colonization: Many of us have staph, and some have mrsa, present in our nose, groin and skin without any invasion of tissue or infection. Colonization does not have any symptoms but the carrier can transmit infection to others. See this site for more information. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/surveillance/mrsa/. ...Read more

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Can you have a sinus infection with out congestion and drainage of fever ?

Can you have a sinus infection with out congestion and drainage of fever ?

Not usually: Sinus inflammation or infection always starts in the nose and is usually referred to as rhino-sinusitis. It is not necessarily associated with fever, but is usually associated with nasal congestion. Except for cystic fibrosis, sinusitis, always begins in the lateral wall of the nose. Therefore, certainly in acute sinusitis, usually in chronic sinusitis, the nasal passages are usually congested. ...Read more

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My fiancee has been achy w/ a low fever for 6 days. Now she has hives. Could this be a sinus infection?

My fiancee has been achy w/ a low fever for 6 days. Now she has hives. Could this be a sinus infection?

Fever and hives: Being achy with low grade fever for six days is consistant with some sort of infection and several other things. The hives could be a result of the infection or an allergic reaction to something you are taking for the condition. It is time to call the doctor to get examined as this has gone on too long to ignore. ...Read more

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I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can i treat it for gd.

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can i treat it for gd.

Need more sleep: I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more