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Is it possible to have a sinus infection without facial pain?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
pain is not always present.

In brief: Yes
pain is not always present.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
But sinus congestion without pain does not respond to any antibiotic.
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
People can have a condition called chronic sinusitis which is a symptomless sinus infection.
Chronic sinusitis can becpme acute and give you pain under the right conditions so if you suspect that you have it then see a doctor.

In brief: Yes
People can have a condition called chronic sinusitis which is a symptomless sinus infection.
Chronic sinusitis can becpme acute and give you pain under the right conditions so if you suspect that you have it then see a doctor.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes.
But even if no pain, should be treated to avoid serious complications. See ENT doc for sinus problems.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
But even if no pain, should be treated to avoid serious complications. See ENT doc for sinus problems.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If you think you have a sinus infection, see an ENT (eyes.
Ears.Nose.Throat) specialist to confirm. I have seen patients with sinus infections (and even polyps) and not apparent pain.

In brief: Yes
If you think you have a sinus infection, see an ENT (eyes.
Ears.Nose.Throat) specialist to confirm. I have seen patients with sinus infections (and even polyps) and not apparent pain.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
Although facial pain is seen with sinus infections, it is not a pre-requisite.
Most of the time patients are not sure of sinus infection or tooth ache so it can be complicated to diagnose at times. An evaluation is needed to differentiate and diagnose.

In brief: Absolutely
Although facial pain is seen with sinus infections, it is not a pre-requisite.
Most of the time patients are not sure of sinus infection or tooth ache so it can be complicated to diagnose at times. An evaluation is needed to differentiate and diagnose.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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