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When should I call my doctor if I have sinus infection symptoms?

Your healthcare provider can determine if you have sinusitis and if treatment is needed. See a healthcare provider if you have:

  • a temperature higher than 100.4° F
  • symptoms that last more than 10 days
  • multiple episodes of sinusitis in the past year
  • symptoms that are not relieved with over-the-counter medicines
If you have a sinus infection, call or go to the doctor or clinic for:
  • Symptoms that last for more than 2 weeks
  • Pain that is bad or getting worse, or is on one side of the head or face
  • Ear pain that doesn't go away, or fluid coming from the ear
  • High fever or long-lasting fever

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