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Sinus pressure and congestion for more than seven days, do I need to go to dr ?
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can't Hurt
Most recommendations call for 7-10 days of what we call conservative treatment (over the counter medicines, nasal saline, fluids, rest) before initiating any further treatment for possible bacterial sinus infection (mainly because they're actually pretty rare).
Since you've waited 7 days, you're at the point where seeing a physician may be useful, but don't expect antibiotics, as they may not help.

In brief: Can't Hurt
Most recommendations call for 7-10 days of what we call conservative treatment (over the counter medicines, nasal saline, fluids, rest) before initiating any further treatment for possible bacterial sinus infection (mainly because they're actually pretty rare).
Since you've waited 7 days, you're at the point where seeing a physician may be useful, but don't expect antibiotics, as they may not help.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Edwin Medina
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably yes
A virus usually works it way out over the course of seven days, i tell my patients if they are not over their "head cold" in seven days youneed to see a health care provider to ensure that it is not something that may need medical attention.

In brief: Probably yes
A virus usually works it way out over the course of seven days, i tell my patients if they are not over their "head cold" in seven days youneed to see a health care provider to ensure that it is not something that may need medical attention.
Dr. Edwin Medina
Dr. Edwin Medina
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