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Are all sinus infection accompanied by high fever?

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I was diagnosed over the phone with a sinus infection however I saw my primary care doctor and she said because I didn’t have a fever over 99.6 or 100 that I did not in fact have a sinus infection. The symptoms lasted over two weeks, nasal drip, sinus pain and pressure. She said this before even looking into my sinuses and diagnosed it as “Sinus Congestion”. She looked into my sinuses and said that they look swollen. She recommended a squirt nasal rinse I tried it and woke up with very painful sinuses. Does one have to have a fever if one has a sinus infection?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question. When the sinuses become blocked due to a sinus infection they fill up with mucus. The mucus cannot escape hence it becomes a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. Hence alkaline mucus becomes acidic mucus. A build-up of acidic mucus can make you feel nauseous and can result in a fever.

You can find more information about this condition in this blog.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at today!

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question. When the sinuses become blocked due to a sinus infection they fill up with mucus. The mucus cannot escape hence it becomes a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. Hence alkaline mucus becomes acidic mucus. A build-up of acidic mucus can make you feel nauseous and can result in a fever.

You can find more information about this condition in this blog.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at today!