Still can't shake that cold you've been dealing with for awhile?
It may have turned into a sinus infection.
Nurse Practitioner Linda Eckerson at McLaren Greater Lansing-DeWitt Family Medicine is treating sinusitis this week.
Primary symptoms are: facial pain or pressure, nasal stuffiness, nasal discharge, loss of smell, cough or congestion.
Other symptoms include: fever, bad breath, fatigue and dental pain.
If you catch it early, you can avoid going to the doctor.
Use nasal saline spray, warm compresses and nasal irrigation. Take a decongestant, humidify the air, drink lots of fluids, and rest.
Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for any aches or pains.
If those at-home remedies don't bring relief in a day or two, see your doctor. He or she may need to prescribe antibiotics.
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