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My sinuses feel sort of dull and achy - does that mean I need antibiotics?

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In brief: Not necessarily

Acute sinus infections: sudden onset of cold symptoms-runny/stuffy nose with sinus pain that doesn't go away after 7-10 days.
Consistent/persistent post nasal drip of thick yellow greenish mucus in the back of the throat with fever that doesn't go away would would be a good reason to see your doctor to consider the diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Not necessarily

Acute sinus infections: sudden onset of cold symptoms-runny/stuffy nose with sinus pain that doesn't go away after 7-10 days.
Consistent/persistent post nasal drip of thick yellow greenish mucus in the back of the throat with fever that doesn't go away would would be a good reason to see your doctor to consider the diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not necessarily

Taking nsaids like ibuprofen, advil, or Aleve (naproxen) can help.
Also sinus decongestants may help alleviate most sinus congestion-related symptoms. Some allergies can make sinus congestion worse.

In brief: Not necessarily

Taking nsaids like ibuprofen, advil, or Aleve (naproxen) can help.
Also sinus decongestants may help alleviate most sinus congestion-related symptoms. Some allergies can make sinus congestion worse.
Dr. David Finke
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