Sinus or Allergies

Posted at 2:34 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel
Patients often ask about feeling bad with sinus congestion and wonder whether it is due to allergies. Feeling sluggish and slightly feverish, and being tired are not the classical symptoms of allergy; those symptoms are more often due to viral infections, probably of the sinuses. Weather changes such as low humidity and and low barometric pressure can also cause sinus symptoms.
Taking pseudo-ephedrine and other decongestants can relieve the symptoms of pressure due to congestion of the sinuses. How long can you take? It is taken on the as-needed basis. You have to be careful as it may increase blood pressure and is not advised for individuals with high blood pressure.

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