A medical history provides your doctor with many important clues for the diagnosis of your condition. To help diagnose sinusitis, your doctor may ask you the following questions:
Try to be as specific as possible about how long you have had symptoms and where the pain is located.
Your doctor may also ask questions to help learn whether you have been exposed to irritants that may increase your risk of developing sinusitis or make an existing sinus infection worse. For example, smoke irritates inflamed membranes in your nose and sinuses.
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