You have watery eyes, stuffy nose & sneezing? It sounds and feels like cold. But if it is for many days
then this is the time to think, weather it is cold or a sinus infection?
What is common cold?
If it is a cold virus you may find yourself near to the tissue box for many days, Most of the times cold get
cured by its own by 10 days or less than that.
Also see the cold symptoms:
Colds bring on a mixture of symptoms that can really wear you down.
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose
- Mucus buildup
- Swollen sinuses
When your nasal area becomes infected, then that is the sinus infection also they are very difficult to get
rid of. There are many things that can lead to sinus infection i.e. Viruses, Bacteria or even allergies
Sinus Infection Symptoms:
- Sinus pressure behind the eyes and the near area
- A runny, stuffy nose that lasts for 1 week or more than that
- A worsening headache
- A fever
- Bad breath
- Thick yellow or green mucus draining from the nose or down the back of your
- Decreased sense of smell
What Causes It?
Any condition that blocks off the drainage channels of your sinuses can cause a sinus infection, such as:
- Non-allergic rhinitis (symptoms that are like an allergy but don’t have a known cause)
- Nasal polyps
When Should You Call the Doctor About a Cold or Sinus Infection?
Most colds go away without medical treatment. If you have pain around your face or eyes, along with thick
yellow or green nasal discharge for more than a week, check with your doctor
You can also visit Fairfax Urgent Care. No appointment necessary. Call us at: 703-493-0404. About Us: A personalized approach to care delivered by capable, caring hands helps to define our
comprehensive set of medical services at our practice