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What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

Pain/pressure. Colds usually are not painful. A cold wiil give nasal cogestion and discharge, and youmay have fever, cough, and malaise. Sinus infection will give you sll the above symptoms but may also include pain snd pressure in the affected sinus. Read more...

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will OTC cold medicines alleviate?

Multiple. Otc cold medicines can alleviate almost every symptom: -pain/pressure (acetaminophen, ibuprophen) -congestion (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine) -drainage (antihistamines) i would look directly for these ingredients to see what you are targeting. If not improving, an prescription antibiotic would be needed for the infection. Read more...

What is the difference between a sinus infection and a cold? What are the signs?

Several. Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. Read more...

Does resting when mildly ill shorten the illness? (conversely, does working extend the time with symptoms)? It seems I can always force myself to work when I have allergy symptoms, head cold, sinus infection, etc. But does it pay?

No - go to work! Seriously, you need to define a difference between not feeling well and being "sick". Mild viral illnesses come and go but a serious infection (pneumonia or kidney for example) requires rest. Ask yourself if you would want to have lunch with yourself when sick, that is a good litmus test. More important, you do need rest regularly (sleep 7-8 hours) to prevent illness. Read more...
No - go to work! Seriously, you need to define a difference between not feeling well and being "sick". Mild viral illnesses come and go but a serious infection (pneumonia or kidney for example) requires rest. Ask yourself if you would want to have lunch with yourself when sick, that is a good litmus test. More important, you do need rest regularly (sleep 7-8 hours) to prevent illness. Read more...
No - go to work! Seriously, you need to define a difference between not feeling well and being "sick". Mild viral illnesses come and go but a serious infection (pneumonia or kidney for example) requires rest. Ask yourself if you would want to have lunch with yourself when sick, that is a good litmus test. More important, you do need rest regularly (sleep 7-8 hours) to prevent illness. Read more...
No - go to work! Seriously, you need to define a difference between not feeling well and being "sick". Mild viral illnesses come and go but a serious infection (pneumonia or kidney for example) requires rest. Ask yourself if you would want to have lunch with yourself when sick, that is a good litmus test. More important, you do need rest regularly (sleep 7-8 hours) to prevent illness. Read more...