Cold? Or Sinus Infection?

young black man blowing nose(BlackDoctor.org) — Did you know that a cold can actually morph into a sinus infection? Because they each tend to have overlapping symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart – and to figure out how an effective treatment.

Even though it can be challenging, knowing some of the basics can help you figure out what you need to do to feel better faster.

Is It A Cold?

The common cold is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. Cold symptoms usually build slowly over the course of a day or two, peak by days three or four, and then slowly improve around the fifth or seventh day.

With a cold, there’s a cluster of symptoms including: