Sinusitis

Find out: is it a cold, sinusitis or flu?

Do this quick test to indicate whether you might have the common cold, the flu or a form of sinusitis. Please note that this is only a rough guide to point you into the right direction. Please speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you unsure about your condition.

Do you have a fever of above 38 C?


Did symptoms appear abruptly?


Do you feel tired and listless?


Do you have muscle aches and pains?


Do you have a headache - especially around the eyes?


Do you have a pressure feeling in your face which gets worse when you bend forward?


Do you have toothache?


Ask the Expert

Sinusitis Expert

Dr Gary Kroukamp MBCHB, FCORL(SA) is an ENT Specialist, practising from rooms at Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town. He also has a teaching sessional appointment as an ENT Consultant at the Tygerberg Hospital. He is a member of the ENT Society of South Africa and the South African Cochlear Implantation Group. His interests in the ENT field include sinusitis and sinus surgery, nasal allergy and ENT conditions in children.

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