Have sinus infection after herpes outbreak. Is it related?
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Posted Fri, 29 Nov 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 37 minutes later
Brief Answer: Herpes is not known to cause sinus disease Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Herpes is not associated with sinus disease. The signs and symptoms of oral herpes are normally limited to the mouth and the surrounding areas. Herpes can sometimes cause pharyngitis with is inflammation and infection of the pharynx (throat). In that case the vesicles (small water bumps) and ulcers would be seen on the pharynx. It is not known, however to cause sinus disease. Sinus symptoms can be related to allergies or as a result of a viral (common cold or flu) or bacterial infection. Treatment of sinus disease would involve : (1)avoiding the allergen if there is one responsible (2)topical nasal sprays (3)warm compresses to the face if there is facial pain and congestion. This encourages drainage (4)pain killers if necessary (5)decongestants I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions