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Sinus infections

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Patrick Woodward is treating sinus infections at Parham Primary Care.

He tells us that sinus complaints continue to dominate sick visits to his office.  The key to avoiding making a trip to his office is to recognize the warning signs and act quickly.

Symptoms often begin with a scratchy throat as the sinuses begin to drain.  Headache often around the eyes and a dry cough that gets worse late in the day are all hallmarks of worsening infection. 

As always, begin by drinking lots of water.  Avoid consuming too many alcoholic or caffeinated drinks as it can thicken mucous.

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