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Misdiagnosis of Sinus infection

Sinus infection: Misdiagnosis

A diagnosis of sinus infection may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms can be nonspecific or common to many other conditions or diseases. These include upper respiratory infection, influenza, tooth ache, tooth abscess, migraine headache, allergic rhinitis, hay fever or a cold.

Because of the similarity to symptoms of these and other conditions, it is important that people with symptoms of a sinus infection seek prompt medical care. Early diagnosis and treatment is also vital to effective treatment and prevention of serious complications, such as meningitis or a brain abscess.

Sinus infection: Related Misdiagnoses

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good" bacteria in the digestive system. The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures containing more of the good bacteria. See digestive imbalance and probiotics.

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sinus infection:

The following list of conditions have 'Sinus infection' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Sinus infection:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Sinus infection' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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