3 Time to take a look at what's going around this week... And it's all over the board...allergies, colds and a stomach bug.. Let's take a look which counties are seeing what... UF Family Medicine Lem Turner Bronchitis Asthma Nausea/vomiting with diarrhea In their pediatric patients they're treating... Sinusitis - I'll explain what that is in a few minutes... and Upper respiratory infections In Nassau County at UF Callahan family practice... Several ear infections Sore throats Sinus infections Allergies Many upper respiratory infections and Bronchitis At UF Plantation Oaks in Clay County they're treating... Strep throat Stomach virus Colds Sinus infections 3 3 3 It's a very uncomfortable infection that mimics a lot of different illnesses... Sinusitis is most often active during the cooler months and it can be viral, bacterial and even fungal... Here's how you can know the difference and get treatment... 3 0-511-16Lawson: Doctors say they see sinusitis many times a week.Most of the time patients think it's just a bad cold but there are some symptoms that set it apart.It causes a lot of face pain and discomfort, a lot of mucus production around the nose and patients are usually uncomfortable with it.Lawson: Dr. Scuderi at UF Health New Berlin says those are the signs...the cause is usually viral. Which means the prescription is plenty of rest, fluids and time and it should clear on it's own. But....If you have sinusitis greater than 7 to ten days or seems to be worsening then you want to see your physician then you may have bacterial or fungal sinusitis.Lawson: Unilateral pain..which means the pain is on one side of the face and a fever of 104 or greater could also signal that you need an antibiotic. But one of the most important things with many of these illnesses prevention...So one of the reasons we see patients have sinusitis more than others is they have untreated allergies. So if we see patients coming in with pretty frequent sinus infections we definitely recommend they come in to be evaluated for allergic rhinitis.Lawson: Over the counter treatments can help...Dr. Scuderi suggest trying a nasal saline a couple times a day or an anti inflammatory...acetaminophen can help with discomfort.Also steam in a hot shower helps to break up the mucus. Another thing that helps out is to sleep on an extra pillow or two at night to help it drain more instead of sitting there stuffed up at night.