10 Sinus Infection Symptoms

If you've been congested or had other symptoms for weeks, you may have a sinus infection.

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When to call a doctor

Although they’re rare, untreated sinus infections can sometimes damage the sinuses and lead to chronic sinusitis, ear infections, vision loss, or even meningitis (if the bacteria attacks the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord).

If symptoms persist beyond 10 days, you have a fever, experience a headache that does not get better with over-the-counter pain relievers, or your discharge is discolored, you may need to see a doctor to get a course of antibiotics to stomp out the infection once and for all.

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