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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinus infection: Its the term for a sinus infection. It can be viral or bacterial commonly.
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Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Bacterial infection: This is usually a bacterial infection of one or more sinus cavities.
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Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
An ENT exam: Without a specific x-ray, an ENT exam will usually reveal redness, swelling and pus in the lateral wall of the nose. The pussy drainage can be culture ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Common cold: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold. Allergies and blockage of the sinus drainage pathway can also contribute.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
4 possibilities: Virus, Bacteria, Fungus and Allergy
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
45 years experience Family Medicine
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!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibilities: It might not be sinusitis at all, or if it is you might have a blockage of your sinus drainage pathway. A ct of the sinuses can answer these question ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection : Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nasal sinuses (maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, or sphenoid) that is of recent onset. This infection is usually of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Symptoms and Xray: Acute sinusitis is characterized by yellow-green nasal discharge, pain under the eyes, fullness and pressure in the face, post-nasal drainage. It sta ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
21 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Recurrent sinusitis: There are many reasons why people get recurrent sinusitis. You may be suffering from allergies that predispose you to recurrent attacks. You may also ... Read More
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