Do you go to the doctor if you have a sinus infection and you are pregnant
If pregnant and you are ill for more than a few days, develop a high fever, have a severe sore throat, or are worried that your symptoms seem unusual, you may have strep throat or a sinus infection and should see your practitioner. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/do-you-go-to-the-doctor-if-you-have-a-sinus-infection-and-you-are-pregnant ]
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- If pregnant and you are ill for more than a few days, develop a high fever, have a severe sore throat, or are worried that your symptoms seem unusual, you may have strep throat or a sinus infection and should see your practitioner.
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