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Health Tips for September 12

Posted Oct 23 2008 2:22pm
Health Tip: Symptoms of Sinus Infection

A sinus infection may be caused by bacteria, viruses or even fungi. Treatment depends on the type of infection, so you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment options.

Here are common symptoms of a sinus infection, courtesy of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:

* Headache, particularly first thing in the morning.
* Pain in the forehead, jaw, teeth and cheeks, or between the eyes.
* Swollen or inflamed tear ducts, eyelids, and other tissues surrounding the eyes.
* Congestion, sore throat, neck pain or cough.
* Fever.
* Weakness and fatigue.

Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Bruise

Bruises are common in children, and most heal on their own. Some bruises, however, may require examination by a doctor.

The University of Virginia Health System says these symptoms should be evaluated by a physician:

* Bruising often or easily, without a known injury or cause.
* Significant or increased pain or swelling around a bruise.
* Inability to move a limb or a joint.
* Injury or bruising to an eye.
* Signs that a bone may be broken.
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