We’ve probably all suffered from a sinus infection (sinusitis) before. The pain and swelling around your eyes and nose, pressure in your ears, headaches, you can’t breathe… all of the symptoms are awful. So, when is it time to see the doctor?

If your symptoms last longer than 10 days, it’s probably time for a visit to the doctor to get a prescription. If left untreated, serious cases may lead to acute or chronic sinusitis.

What are preventative steps or measures to avoid a sinus infection?

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke
  • Stay away from people who show symptoms
  • Use a humidifier to improve air quality in your home
  • See more

More than 12% of the U.S. population gets diagnosed with sinus infections every year. Make an appointment with your primary care physician if you think you may be suffering from sinusitis.

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