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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Allergies/virus: Usually, in the absence of trauma, a clear discharge could originate in the sinuses or the nasal passages. Most common causes are allergies, viruses ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How do you know?: Whenever a patient gives us their diagnosis, I have to wonder how do you know you have " a bad sinus infection?" The presence of a conjunctivitis is e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cyst: Generally sinus cysts dont cause any symptoms. May be nasal dryness from climate, from a deviated septum, the onset of a cold or sinusitis. If it pers ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
13 years experience Pediatrics
Post Nasal Drip: It can take 1-2 weeks (or occasionally, longer) to recover from upper respiratory infections.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not enough: For a meaningful answer. Nasal discharge may reflect a sinus problem. If your question follows a previous question, they are not connected, so you wil ... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sinusitis: Allergic, viral , bacterial or fungal - color of discharge no help - if fever- probably not allergic -if lasts more than 10 days, not viral - try Muc ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Symptoms: Symptoms would indicate a sinus infection, although a tooth infection is not out of the question. See either your General Dentist or your General Phys ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How long since surge: How long after surgery? This generally points out to an infection. Check with your doctor
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Some discharge is normal, foul smelling probably not. Make sure it not infected or there is an abscess.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamad Chaaban
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Till packing is out: How long since your surgery?If you had packing, make sure you are taking antibiotics.

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