Cold vs sinus infection symptoms

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Avatar m tn With a sinus infection, you typically have more symptoms. Colds and viruses can take a while to clear up and you can one on top of the other, Could you possibly have allergies though?
Avatar f tn s not too hot and lay it on your forehead by your nose and eyes where the pressure is. I would also get an appointment with the Dr so if it is a sinus infection instead of a cold or allergies they can give you an antibiotic or if it's allergies or a cold they can still give you something to help. I have had some streaks of bright red blood in my mucous before when I had a sinus infection or a cold.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. These are substances like pollen, dust, animal dander, certain foods, insect venoms and certain medications.
Avatar n tn Three days ago I started feeling a scratchy sore throat. The next day it continued. The following day the sore throat was gone and nasal congestion started. Lots of pressure around the nose and headaches in my forehead. I am now sneezing like crazy and blowing my nose alot. All mucous is clear and I have no fever. Can't decide if this is a sinus infection or just a cold.
Avatar f tn I have the worst cold right now, Peru sure it's a sinus infection actually. Went 2 doctor and said all I can take is Tylenol or benadryl. I'm at work now and both sides of my nose are unbelievably stuffed, I can't breath and there is so much pressure. Any ideas or suggestions 2 help this momma feel better?
Avatar f tn for the past week &1/2 i have had a sinus infection along with a cold. now the sinus infection was cleared up for about 2 days. well now i have lots of clear runny nose. and i have a headache, low fever, coughing uncontrolably all that will come out is clear liquid. earlier this morning i had some blood when i coughed. last night as i was trying to sleep, i would feel so cold to the point where i was shivering and then a few minutes later i would be sweating and so hott.
Avatar f tn Ok guys I have a sinus infection. I called the on call dr and they said to take Tylenol cold and flu. I am a little skeptical to take the Meds cause of some of the ingridents. However my temp keeps fluctuating from 98-100 and I know I need to keep my temp down.
519035 tn?1348275773 I started with a bloody nose maybe in middle of Feburary. I felt a little congested but not bad. By the end of Feb I broke out with the worst sinus infection in my life! I was draining everywhere. Heres how it started the day before I got sick I was eating dinner and felt as tho I got something caught in my throat. I went to the doc the following day and she said ooh its something viral. The following day I had nothing but drainage from head to ears to nose.
671285 tn?1292660161 Dont know if that would be necessary. I never had a cold for this long. Could a cold/sinus infection really cause a bunch of strange symptoms like mine? Also, now my eye will twitch, my neck, and my leg. All of a sudden this is happening. Should I be worried?
Avatar f tn t have an infection you may be limited to cough drops and saline nasal spray since most sinus/cough meds contain pseudoephedrine and/or phenylephrine
Avatar f tn The green/yellow mucous is indicative of pus being present. That makes the possibility of an infection real such as a sinus infection. Sinus infections are not contagious as they are the secondary infection after a virus (which IS contagious). However, often I have gotten that thick, yellow/green mucous at the end of a cold without infection. If you develop a fever or worsen in symptoms, call your doctor as a secondary infection may have set in.
Avatar m tn has anyone ever heard of a sinus infection going tothe brain and doing damage?
1512520 tn?1290258130 But my doctor took me off the Topamax and it’s been over a month…barely any nasal congestion, sinus headaches, allergy symptoms and no sinus infections. I really really wish I’d known what Topamax could cause before I started it, and I’m annoyed that I didn’t make the connection between the debilitating symptoms and the medication waaaay sooner.
Avatar m tn the blind swab or Endoscopic or sinus aspirate can be cultured to rule out secondary bacterial infection. Plain sinus films and sinus CT may show sinus fluid levels if present. Usual treatment lining consists of following steps and mentioned drugs should only be taken after consultation from physician. - Analgesics such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and acetaminophen are recommended for inflammation relief. - Mechanical irrigation with buffered, hypertonic saline nasal spay.
7892775 tn?1395673991 I got a head cold that turned into a sinus infection and ear infection... you can take amoxicillin while pregnant... I was given it... if you get an ear infection though they cant give you anything for the pain-- it *****!
1225331 tn?1333365769 m recoverinig from a relapse that was likely triggered by a bad viral resporator infection. I got a sinus infection along with bronchitis during Christmas and just as I thought I was getting better, it came back. Within the next week, I noticed that I was having possible relapse symptoms as well in my right leg. Like Lu said, sometimes when we can be sick and have pseudo-relapses and that is what I thought it was at first.
Avatar n tn Do these symtoms (sinus infection,cough,and sore throat resemble hiv infection? Are these symptoms of hiv infection and what are my chances of getting hiv from recieving oral sex twice and giving oral sex to one of the girls. No vaginal or anal sex at all were performed. I am a male and full of anxiety.
Avatar f tn I have had a sinus infection and bad cold for over a month's the worst feeling ever. My Dr prescribed me amoxicillin for the infection but it didn't fully take care of the symptoms, it is safe to take though! Also on my list of safe meds are sudafed, Claritin and zyrtec. Hopefully one of those will help you ladies out!
Avatar n tn I'm thinking that your cold has developed into a sinus infection which can be very dangerous if not treated , My advice would be to seek medical attention as soon as possible so you can get an antibiotic started .
Avatar f tn 5) early February, I started suffering from allergies that turned into a bad sinus infection/cold. The symptoms were a sore throat that lasted for 2 days, bad nasal congestion, constant clear phlegm that later turned yellow, pain on my nose area and dry cough. This lasted for a week. 6) Late February, I'm feeling sick again and it started with a sore throat, nasal congestion, pain on the roof of my mouth, runny nose, clear/yellow mucous and occasionally sneezing.
Avatar f tn 16 weeks and now I have a sinus infection. My nose is draining so bad and my throat is dry and scratchy. What are some good remedies you ladies know of to help this pass along quicker?
Avatar f tn Ok guys I have a sinus infection. I called the on call dr and they said to take Tylenol cold and flu. I am a little skeptical to take the Meds cause of some of the ingridents. However my temp keeps fluctuating from 98-100 and I know I need to keep my temp down.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had a sinus infection while pregnant? If so, were you able to take anything? Im 11 weeks pregnant and beginning to feel miserable.