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Evaluate Your Sinus Congestion

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Updated July 02, 2014

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What Could be Causing Your Sinus Congestion?

Sinus congestion has numerous causes, so it is important to evaluate your other symptoms as well. If you have concerns about your symptoms, you should always contact your doctor or health care provider.

  • Do you have stuffiness and pain and pressure in your face and eyes? It is probably a sinus infection (sinusitis).
  • Do you have a runny or stuffy nose, headache and cough? It could be a cold.
  • Do you have a runny or stuffy nose, fever, body aches and a cough? It is probably the flu.
  • Do you have a clear runny nose and itching in the eyes or nose? It may be seasonal allergies.

Sinus congestion is a symptom that comes with a lot of upper respiratory infections and illnesses. Most of the time it will go away on it's own but sometimes it needs to be treated with medication.

This information should not be substituted for advice from a licensed medical professional. It is meant to inform and educate, not diagnose any disease. Please contact your health care provider with questions about your health.

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