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i had a ballon sinuplasty a 3 months ago and am having sinus infections why

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus Surgery: Balloon sinuplasty - minimally invasive technique, uses a small balloon inflated to widen blocked passages, generally has less bleeding and shorter re ... Read More
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus Surgery: Balloon sinuplasty - minimally invasive technique, uses a small balloon inflated to widen blocked passages, generally has less bleeding and shorter re ... Read More
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Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Small difference : In balloon sinuplasty we just dilate the natural sinus openings with a balloon. There is no cutting or removal of tissue. In endoscopic sinus surgery ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Time: Time n some medications.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not uncommon: Sinus infections are known to affect quality of life beyond the nose and face: poor sleep, chronic fatigue, and other systemic symptoms. See an ENT if ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple things: Frequent colds (uri), nasal allergies, hay fever, smoking, nasal polyps, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, and foreign material in the nose (co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Remedy: Hello. I wish your question was easy to answer. Unfortunately each patient is different and needs a expert to guide therapy. It may be specific antibi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Prevent colds: Good hand washing. Don't share food or drinks with people, consider nasal saline irrigations.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Anxiety from pain.: Sinus infections if frequent or persistent can lead to headache, stress, and frustration and hence anxiety attack.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
See an ENT doctor: You may have a anatomical abnormaality predisposing to infections like a deviated nasal septum. You may want to see an ENT physician.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably amoxicillin: Amoxicillin still is the drug most doctors prescribe first for uncomplicated sinusitis.
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