Well if you have upper respiratory allergies then you would likely have symptoms of sneezing and itching of the eyes or palate for example. These would be less likely to be symptoms of a sinus infection.
Congestion or a sense of stuffiness could go with either.
If you had a thick yellow or greenish nasal discharge then this would be more likely a symptom of infection. Pain of the sinus areas could be with either but more likely a symptom with a sinus infection.
If you also had a sore throat then this would more likely correspond with a sinus infection as opposed to allergies.
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Anthony Bray MD
my sinus are not going away
I might need antibiotics
but i dont have a fever
do you need anti biotics
for a sinus infection
or will it go away
on its own
If you have a sinus infection then you would benefit from an antibiotic. It woyuld typically clear much faster with the benefit of an antibiotic.
You do not typically run a fever with a sinus infection unless it gets very severe. Adults do not run a fever very easily.
I hope this helps. Further questions are welcome if you have others. Best regards,