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Is it true that a sinus infection can make one think they have a cold?


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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 3, 2009
    • I tend to think the line (as in symptoms) between allergies, sinus problems and head colds are very blurry. My levels of understanding (and trying to tell the difference so I’ll know how to treat myself) are like this:

      With a sinus infection there will tend to be blood (ewww, I know) and drainage. Headaches around the eyes and forehead, too.

      Regular sinus issues will also include drainage and headaches. Plus, the drainage can cause or worsen a sore throat.

      I once had a doctor tell me that if I’m sneezing in conjunction with my other symptoms, then it’s allergies or a cold. Sinus issues rarely include sneezing.

      Telling the difference between a cold and allergies is my biggest challenge.

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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 3, 2009
    • Allergies are a common cause of sinus infection.

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      Mz. Queen wrote Jan 3, 2009
    • When it comes to a runny nose, sinus produces clear drippage and a cold is usually thick and white or green (yuc).  

      Sinus pain for me goes all around the face to the ears and down the neck.

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