Sinus Infection or Really Bad Flu?
Memphis isn’t the only town to be stricken with an especially aggressive flu this year, but this report from a local station includes some good advice for all of us. The report touches on how to tell the difference between the flu and a sinus infection, and what to do when you have a fairly credible diagnosis in hand:
As they say in the video:
The most notable difference between an infection and the flu is body temperature. Temperatures run high with the flu. “With this current bronchitis and sinusitis, it’s usually a low grade fever,” he explained. To know for sure if it is in fact the flu or an infection, Castellaw suggests getting tested.
Other differences can include pressure that changes in your face as you tip it forward, localized pain the face and jaw, and a lack of full body symptoms. If you have experienced some or all of these, it’s time to visit an experienced Los Angeles sinus surgeon for a full workup.