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What causes sinus infection?

Have had a persistent cold for 12 days now. Can usually knock it out in a couple of days. Someone said if it s not responding to over-the-counter cold remedies, it s probably a sinus infection. Some congestion & quite fatigued . . though still doing all my chores. Any help is appreciated.
Tue, 27 Jun 2017
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You did not tell me if you had fever ,cloudy ,pressure or pain over the nasal sinus and nsel discharge .If you have these symptoms you suffer from inflammation of a nasal sinus which may be viral or bacterial infection.Each of them has a treatment different from the other.This depends on the medical examination.
this Home Remedies can help you:
-Keep your home from becoming too dry or too humid.
-Opening up the house to clear the air .
-Salt-water nasal rinses for your nose can help.boiled water with 1 teaspoon of salt and then use a bulb syringe to flush your nasal cavities and clean out mucus and debris.

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Sinus infection could be caused by bacteria, virus, or an allergic reaction as well. if it is bacterial, antibiotics would be the remedy. if it's viral, then it is self-limiting. and if it's an allergic reaction, staying away from allergens and anti-histamines should solve the problem.
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What causes sinus infection?

After greeting You did not tell me if you had fever ,cloudy ,pressure or pain over the nasal sinus and nsel discharge .If you have these symptoms you suffer from inflammation of a nasal sinus which may be viral or bacterial infection.Each of them has a treatment different from the other.This depends on the medical examination. this Home Remedies can help you: -Keep your home from becoming too dry or too humid. -Opening up the house to clear the air . -Salt-water nasal rinses for your nose can help.boiled water with 1 teaspoon of salt and then use a bulb syringe to flush your nasal cavities and clean out mucus and debris. Best Regard