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hanscomal t1_jay5aya wrote

My dr told me to rest, rest, rest. Even if you feel like you can do something, DON’T. Also a raging sinus infection a couple weeks after you feel better is pretty common post covid this winter.


urlocaldesi t1_jayh9hs wrote

I got a sinus infection after COVID in November - and then a nasal staph infection on top of the sinus infection. Go easy on your nasal passages, when I had the ‘vid I blew my nose so much that my Dr. said I might have damaged the tissue in my nose. Saline rinses might help with the constant feeling of congestion.


Breezy207 OP t1_jay9yqx wrote

Hadn’t heard abt sinus infections-oh gee-ty


rdstrmfblynch79 t1_jb6msem wrote

>Even if you feel like you can do something, DON’T

In case anyone is reading this and scoffs like, fuck it, I can go for a run.... I got covid this time last year and it was basically nothing more than a 48 hour fever. I ended up shooting myself in the foot though because on a relatively cold morning about 72 hours in I felt better, so I went for what I planned to be a 3 mile jog. Got like 1 mile in and had to walk home because all of a sudden my lungs were absolutely filled with mucus. Like every breath I could cough out a little more. And it lasted all day even after I warmed up. It's was pretty interesting. I'd suggest taking the full 5 days off after symptoms in case the sinus thing lingers and if you do physical activity make sure it ain't below freezing

I did take that weekend with covid to do my taxes, so don't let anyone tell ya you can't do something you set your mind to!


pdevo t1_jb00mvs wrote

YMMV. I’ve had Covid multiple times, including Covid OG (the worst) in March 2020 and most recently 2 weeks ago (lots of cranial and sinus pressure).

I also had it last summer on vacation and it barely impacted me, like only 24-36 hours, a mild fever and a slight cough. I made ribs and drank some whiskey as a cure. My wife caught it from me and was down for 4-5 days. I didn’t even know I had it until she took a test and it came back positive, so I took one too which also came back positive. A day or two after my bout I went for a 4 hour, mid afternoon 50 mile round trip bike ride from Jackson Hole WY to Jenny Lake in GTNP (elevation ~6,200 to ~6,800) on a 90+ degree day. The strenuous activity, lack of proper nutrition before and during my ride, and subsequent sunburn honestly left me worse than the Covid I had just days prior.