- On December 6, 2020
It’s easy to be extra worried about your health during the pandemic. A cough or sniffle that you might not have even acknowledged before can be scary now. Here’s what you need to know when trying to determine if you have a sinus infection or COVID.
While there is overlap in COVID-19 and sinus infection symptoms, it is important to know a few key differences:
“The most prominent symptoms of a sinus infection also includes nasal obstruction or congestion, nasal drainage, and diminished sense of smell.”
One thing that might be helpful, though, is to gauge your pain. “A sinus infection often gives you a lot of pain that’s up in your cheeks and into your forehead,” says William Schaffner, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “It’s usually above the neck.”
Given the seriousness of the pandemic, it is of course better to be safe than sorry. If you are experiencing symptoms that you are unsure of, we suggest getting a COVID-19 test as soon as possible. If COVID is not the cause, that is where South Texas Sinus Institute can help with sinus infection treatment.
Request an appointment online or call us at 956-661-8200.