Your head feels foggy and is full of congestion. You cant taste or smell your favorite meal. And on top of that, you have post nasal drip. The worst part of it all? You cant tell if these symptoms are synonymous with your yearly cold or allergies.
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But these symptoms also could mean you havesinusitis, says ear, nose and throat specialistMichael S. Benninger, MD. Dealing with this common condition could take some getting used to, but Dr. Benninger offers some tips about how sinusitis is diagnosed and how to prevent it in the first place.
1. What to expect at your appointment
Because the symptoms of sinusitis overlap with other conditions, seeing a doctor will help narrow down a diagnosis.
Write down all of your symptoms so you come prepared for your appointment. Your doctor will go over your medical history with you to ...