Misdiagnosed Sinus Problems

A diagnosis of sinusitis may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms can be nonspecific or common to many other conditions.  Be aware that you may have misdiagnosed sinus problems.

Sinusitis Often Goes Misdiagnosed As:

  • Migraines
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Tooth Ache
  • Hay Fever
  • Influenza
  • Allergic Rhinitis

If you are like many patients, you may have been misdiagnosed with one of the above described conditions, when you actually have sinusitis.

It’s important to see your primary care doctor or contact the American Sinus Institute to get a proper diagnosis.

Because of the similarity to symptoms of these and other conditions, it is important that people with symptoms of sinusitis seek prompt medical care. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital to effective treatment and prevention of serious complications.

Sources:
Sinusitis: Patient Health Information  (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)

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