What are the symptoms of viral sinus infections?

Cannot tell the. difference. Sinus infection can be viral or bacterial. Facial pain , drainage frequently colored or bloody, pain in the face and alteration of taste can all be symptoms including fever. Suggest that you do not smoke. If this persist see your doctor.

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What's the difference between viral and bacterial sinus infections?

Sinus infections. Viral sinus infections generally are gone by a week.They can produce yellow or green mucus during their time in your system.If you continue to experience thick yellow or green mucus especially with fever it is more likely to be bacterial. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics. Smokers are more likely to have problems with both. Read more...

If most sinus infections are viral vs. Bacterial and can clear on their own- then how did my sinuses cause bacteremia for me? Must've been bacterial?

Correct. If an infected sinus indeed was the source of your bactermia, then the you had bacterial sinusitits. Your own question acknowledges that "most" sinus infections are viral, or at least start that way. But bacterial sinusitis isn't rare. Read more...

Do symptoms of sinus infections feel like symptoms of a uti?

Usually not.... Sinus infections generally cause midfacial pain , which can be associated with discolored purulent nasal drainge and a low grade tremperature, uti, or urinary tract infection can give you symptoms of frequency, pain on urination and usually a temperature. Read more...

What can I do to reduce sinus inflammation without mucus? I am very prone to sinus infections but this feels different since I have no other symptoms

Find/treat the cause. Chronic rhinitis is a common general term to describe allergic, non-allergic or mixed rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens, animal dander, or dust mite. Non-allergic rhinitis can be due to irritants (eg perfumes, smoke), infection, structural defects etc. Repeat sinus infections could be due to chronic rhinitis or the cause (if immunodeficiency exists). Read more...

I have had reoccuring sinus infections since thanksgiving. I am currently on a 21 day levaquin, (levofloxacin) today I have symptoms again! Do I wait until I am done?

Sinusitis. At this point you just simply need to get more evaluation maybe an x-ray is in order of your sinuses. Something could be blocking the drainage and therefore causing long-term infection. Read more...

I had influneza a last week and have a sinus infection caused by haemophilus. I am prone to sinus infections. Its been almost 2 weeks since I 1st had symptoms. Do I take a zpack or wait it out.

Let me advise you. Since you chronic sinus problems i would advise to use it . Read more...
No. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses —including those which cause most upper-respiratory tract infections — and many leading organizations now recommend against the routine use of antibiotics unless there is clear evidence of a bacterial infection. Read more...
Sinusitis. There is a chance that sinusitis will clear up untreated but in many cases it doesn't and treatment is needed. If it persists it can become chronic. Consult an ENT specialist. Read more...

Is it possible to have chronic sinus infections with no nose/throat symptoms?

Maybe. The most common symptoms are nasal congestion and drainage. Pain is down the list a way. Loss of sense of smell is the most reliable symptom. I sometimes have seen patients who's only symptom is ear pain, and could only make the diagnosis by doing a nasal endoscopy and seeing pus dripping over the eustachian tube opening in the back of the nose. See an ENT and have a nasal endoscopy. Read more...