Sinus Infection Symptoms and COPD

By Deborah Leader, R.N. — From about.com Published at March 28, 2011 Views 1,771 Comments 3 Likes 5

Many people with COPD complain that they get frequent sinus infections that make their lives miserable. In fact, there is growing evidence to support that there is a direct link between COPD and chronic sinus infections, also known as sinusitis.

Left untreated, sinus infections can cause severe complications and possibly even death. Call your health care provider if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, or any of the following:

swelling anywhere around the face or eyes
visual disturbances including dilated pupils, swelling of the eye, or double vision
personality changes including an altered level of consciousness
seizures
high fever

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Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes March 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm   

Thanks for the article! I have chronic sinusitis for years!

faithnjadesnana
faithnjadesnana March 29, 2011 at 2:08 am   

Great idea about the journal. I also have chronic sinusitis. I am so new to COPD. Does it ever get better?

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes March 28, 2011 at 11:18 am   

Great info. Thanks.

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