Living here in Mississippi, it is often difficult to distinguish between sinus and allergy symptoms. Both allergies and sinus infections can make you feel congested making it difficult to tell them apart. Sinus infections result from blocked mucus becoming infected in nasal and/or sinus passages. Allergies are a result of your immune system reacting to substance such as pollen or dust.
The following is a list of symptoms associated with sinus infections, allergies, and colds:
|SIGN / SYMPTOM||SINUSITIS||ALLERGY||COLD|
|Facial Pressure / Pain||Yes||Sometimes||Sometimes|
|Duration of Illness||Over 10-14 days||Varies||Under 10 days|
|Nasal Discharge||Whitish or colored||Clear, thin, watery||Thick, whitish or thin|
|Pain in Upper Teeth||Sometimes||No||No|
If you continue to have any of the above symptoms after medical treatment, please call our office to set up an appointment at 601-709-7700.