Determining your diagnosis


For you to obtain the right treatment, you need to determine which of these underlying causes is aggravating your system and causing your CAID symptoms. As you can see from the differential diagnosis tree, there are so many underlying causes of CAID that making the right diagnosis for each sufferer can be very difficult.

When you seek medical treatment, the first thing a doctor will ask is how you are feeling. What the doctor is really asking is for you to list your symptoms so he or she can narrow down the choices from a differential diagnosis tree. Your physician will then do a complete physical examination, including proper testing if necessary. All of these pieces then fit together to determine an accurate diagnosis.

Sinus Tips:
Refrain from drinking or eating for at least Vi hour after the examination because your throat will still be numb. Do not drink or eat any hot foods for approximately 2 hours after
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