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How many days do the symptoms of sinusitis last?
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 7+ days
Early sinusitis symptoms are indistinguishable from cold/ URI symptoms.
Nasal congestion, stuffy, runny nose, post nasal drip, cough, sore throat, facial pressure or fullness. Usually, as cold symptoms resolve over 7-14 days, you feel better. If symptoms worsen, treatment which includes saline nasal spray, nasal corticosteroids, pain relievers and antibiotics (if needed), allergy control will help.

In brief: 7+ days
Early sinusitis symptoms are indistinguishable from cold/ URI symptoms.
Nasal congestion, stuffy, runny nose, post nasal drip, cough, sore throat, facial pressure or fullness. Usually, as cold symptoms resolve over 7-14 days, you feel better. If symptoms worsen, treatment which includes saline nasal spray, nasal corticosteroids, pain relievers and antibiotics (if needed), allergy control will help.
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