About one month ago I came down with a cold/sinus infection. It began classically with a sore throat, developed over a few days to include a lot of mucus
and congestion. Sudafed took care of the worst of it. I never really had a cough, never had a fever or anything, and it definitely started improving after about a week. After two weeks it was all but gone, still blowing my nose sometimes, though. I noticed at the time a swollen lymph node, painless, under the right side of my mandible.