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Sinus congestion

Sinus congestion is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of sinus congestion are chronic sinusitis, common cold, and acute sinusitis. Other possible causes, such as asthma, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with sinus congestion, 77% report having cough, 58% report having sore throat, and 54% report having headache.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with sinus congestion often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), influenzavirus antibody assay, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, other therapeutic ear procedures, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy and other respiratory therapy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with sinus congestion include guaifenesin (mucinex), clarithromycin, pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), cefuroxime, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline nasal, brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine, benzonatate, fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine, guaifenesin / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine, acetaminophen / pseudoephedrine, chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine / triprolidine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for sinus congestion include age 30-44 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.7x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
0.5x
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