Do people ever get a sinus infection without a fever?

Yes. Many cases of sinusitis occur in the absence of fever. Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses.

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This is my 3rd day on the zpack for sinus infection. I feel almost normal, but will get a low grade fever by mid day. Why & when I will I feel 100%?

Diagnosis? First Z-pack if not an appropriate antibiotic for sinusitis. Second, without a CAT scan of the sinuses, the diagnosis is not specific. Third, all sinus like infections start in the nose and are therefore viral, at least for the first 5 days. Depending on the etiology, you should recover in 10-14 days. If not better, see an ENT doctor. Read more...

Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Sure. Most sinus infections don't cause fever. However, without fever, and if you aren't having severe pain, this may not be urgent; most likely it's just a cold probably you can safely wait until Monday and see a doctor or clinic then if symptoms are severe. Read more...

If I had a serious sinus infection would I have a fever?

Not always. . U can have sinusitis with no fever but u would have a headache or a facial congested feeling or drainage down the back of ur throat. Best 2 c an ENT specialist 4 evaluation and possibly imaging 2 confirm the diagnosis, & then follow recommended treatment. Read more...

Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever. I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but I don't have fever.?

Colonization. Many of us have staph, and some have mrsa, present in our nose, groin and skin without any invasion of tissue or infection. Colonization does not have any symptoms but the carrier can transmit infection to others. See this site for more information. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/surveillance/mrsa/. Read more...

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

Need more sleep. I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. Read more...

My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should I b concern or related to sinu?

Check his eyes. Be sure there is no scratch . He may possibly have pink eye from allergy or developing eye infection. Take a look, if not take a picture or video to show your pediatrician tomorrow. Sounds like it is benign but if it is moderate to large amount, you may need to go to er tonight or call on call pediatrician and ask for advice. Read more...

How can I distinguish between a sinus infection, hay fever, and the flu?

Rule of thumb. Sinus infection: Green & thick discharge often from just one side. Facial pain perhaps and coughing often. Fatigue sometimes. Often preceded by a cold. Hay fever: Sneezing spells, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, itchy nose. May be seasonal. Flu: Low grade fever, nasal symptoms, fatigue, body ache usually in colder months. All of the above as just some of the symptoms. Read more...