Common Cold Complications: Sinus Infection

December 19, 2014

Do you have a runny nose, congestion, and pain or pressure around the face and eyes?
Though these symptoms are common with colds, if they persist for ten days or more they may be a sign of sinus infection (sinusitis). Colds cause sinuses to become inflamed, blocked, and filled with fluid which causes a breeding ground for bacteria and puts you at greater risk of developing an infection.

What is a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection is inflammation of the sinuses. It can be caused by anything that blocks the sinus drainage channels including colds, viruses, the flu, allergies, and autoimmune disorders.

What are the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection?

  • Thick, yellow, foul-smelling nasal discharge
  • Sinus pressure or pain around the face and eyes
  • Headache
  • Congestion
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Cold or Fever
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased sense of Smell

If you believe you have a sinus infection, there’s no need to suffer through your discomfort any longer. Visit AFC Urgent Care in South Plainfield for your urgent care needs. We offer convenient extended hours seven days a week: Monday- Friday from 8am to 8pm and weekends from 8am to 5pm.

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