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Coughs and Colds
You may have a bacterial infection in one of your sinuses ("acute sinusitis"). Antibiotic treatment and treatment with decongestants can be provided by your doctor if acute sinusitis is confirmed to be your diagnosis. You should arrange an evaluation with your doctor.
If you have had persisting symptoms that have not responded to treatment, your diagnosis may be a more long-lasting problem, chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis may be the result of allergy, an anatomic blockage in the nose (such as a nasal polyp or a deviated septum), or a reaction (inflammation or allergy) relating to a fungal infection.
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