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How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine

In brief: Sinus infection

It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral.
Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up by themselves within 2 weeks. If at that time, there are still symptoms, we consider a bacterial source and may use antibiotics.

In brief: Sinus infection

It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral.
Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up by themselves within 2 weeks. If at that time, there are still symptoms, we consider a bacterial source and may use antibiotics.
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