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Can Sinusitis Cause Fever?

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Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2016
Question: Can sinusitis cause a fever?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes, it can occur

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Fever occurs as part of the body's inflammatory response to infection, severe allergies or persistent, trauma (can occur after surgery ), it can even occur in some cancers.
It is the body reacting to the inflammation inside.

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, usually due to either infection (can be viral or bacterial) or allergies.

Fever can occur since sinusitis is due to infection or severe or persistent (continually exposed to source of allergies) allergies.
In mild allergies, there is usually no fever.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Sinusitis Cause Fever?

Brief Answer: yes, it can occur Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Fever occurs as part of the body's inflammatory response to infection, severe allergies or persistent, trauma (can occur after surgery ), it can even occur in some cancers. It is the body reacting to the inflammation inside. Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, usually due to either infection (can be viral or bacterial) or allergies. Fever can occur since sinusitis is due to infection or severe or persistent (continually exposed to source of allergies) allergies. In mild allergies, there is usually no fever. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions