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Treating a Sinus Infection

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: How to tell the difference between a cold and a sinus infection.
Air Date: 4/15/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jordan Pritikin, ENT
Jordan PritikinDr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, a private medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Pritikin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery. Dr. Pritikin and the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center offer patients an unparalleled level of service, utilizing state-of-the art technology and innovative treatments while maintaining a thoughtful and caring approach.
Treating a Sinus Infection
A stuffy and runny nose, swollen glands, coughing and sneezing are often the first sickness symptoms to surface for a cold, but how do you know if you're dealing with a common cold or a sinus infection?

Dr. Jordan Pritikin, a board-certified otolaryngologist at the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, explains the specific signs and often severe symptoms that may signal a sinus infection and how to properly treat the infection.