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Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Overview)

Acute infection of the facial sinuses causing facial pain, tenderness, nasal discharge, and fever.


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Chronic sinus drainage?

Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Overview)

Acute infection of the facial sinuses causing facial pain, tenderness, nasal discharge, and fever.


Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What is acute sinusitis?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What is acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks). ...Read more

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Treating Acute sinusitis (Checklist)

Don't over-dry mucous membranes. Keep them moist at all times.
every 3 hours
Clear congestion with saline nose spray
every 3 hours
Drink plenty water and eat a healthy diet
every 3 hours
Visit a doctor to evaluate need for antibiotics for you specifically
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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What is acute sinusitis?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks). ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute Sinusitis: Greetings. With an acute infection, medical treatment such as a course of antibiotics, saline nasal irrigation, ibuprophen and a mucus thinner such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be my recommendation. It sounds like you are far from a surgical need. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

See a healthcare professional if your symtoms persist or worsen
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Use a nasal saline spray or a neti pot to help rinse your sinuses
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Use an oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine or loratadine
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Try to take a long, warm shower, or use a humidifier
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What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Several: Nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow-green nasal drainage, pain, fullness, and pressure between the eyes and in the face, pain over the eyes and pain on top of the head lead the list of symptoms of acute sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Yes: Acute sinusitis by causing inflammation in the nose and nasal cavity can secondarily cause swelling in the eustachian tube. This eustachian tube swelling can create negative pressure in the middle ear and lead to ear pain. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Take ibuprofen for pain
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Acute laryngotracheobronchitis need antibiotics?

Acute laryngotracheobronchitis need antibiotics?

Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough and noisy breathing in children. Rarely, this could be complicated by bacterial superinfection, especially in children hospitalized with a more severe infection. Those patients could require antibiotics, but they are the exception rather than the norm. ...Read more

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Is acute bronchitis contagious?

Is acute bronchitis contagious?

Yes: Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious. It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, and by contact with the sick person's hands (if the hands have been coughed on or touched the mouth). The most contagious period is usually early in the illness, and shortly before the illness begins to show symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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Is acute bronchitis contagious?

Is acute bronchitis contagious?

Yes: Most of the time, acute bronchitis is caused by a virus. Influenza (flu) viruses are a common cause, but many other viruses can cause acute bronchitis. Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person by droplets produced when an ill person coughs, sneezes or talks. Flu viruses also may spread when people touch something with the virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose. Many other respiratory viruses are spread in these ways too. To reduce your risk of catching viruses that can cause bronchitis: Avoid close contact with people who have the flu or another respiratory illness, Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, Get an annual flu shot. People who have chronic bronchitis or asthma sometimes develop acute bronchitis. In these cases, the acute bronchitis is most likely a complication of the existing condition. This type of bronchitis is not caused by an infectious virus, so it's less likely to be contagious. ...Read more

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Can septoplasty cure chronic sinusitis?

Can septoplasty cure chronic sinusitis?

Not really: While sometimes a deviated septum can impinge on the sinus openings contributing to sinusitis, usually septoplasty is performed in order to improve the nasal airway. Ask your surgeon if any other nasal or sinus surgery is necessary to address your sinuses. ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?

Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?

Need to see MD: If you are short of breath, having chest pain and have high blood pressure, you should see your physician asap. Having a sinus infection, rhinitis or an otitis could be associated with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, some of the medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read more

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Would azithromycin cure acute otitis media?

Would azithromycin cure acute otitis media?

Maybe,maybe not: It is often used for this diagnosis.No matter what medicine is used, up to 10% may fail their first antibiotic due to germ resistance. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

History and physical: A history and physical - evaluation by a physician is my first choice - remember, most sinus infections are viral and do not require antibiotics! ...Read more

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Can chronic sinus drainage lead to chronic bronchitis and asthma ?

Can chronic sinus drainage lead to chronic bronchitis and asthma ?

Worsen asthma: Sinus problems, acute or chronic, can aggravate asthma in a person who already has asthma. It's less likely that the sinus discharge actually causes asthma. Chronic bronchitis is a condition caused by cigarette smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

Try spraying nasal saline several times per day to help reduce ...Read more