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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Basic Medical News: This is a good question and perhaps it can stimulate you getting into some classes in college to learn physiology and such. But a sinus infection is a ... Read More
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Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Lots of things: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Microbes...: Microbes: most commonly viruses, and occasionally bacteria.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
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 ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Neti pot: Consider using a neti pot. You can also add a drop or two of sski or lugol's to the salt water. Too much iodine can make it sting. Rinse sinuses twice ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: True sinus infections are not very contagious. Many upper respiratory infections are mistaken for sinus infections these are more contagious.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be, yes: Can be, yes, if due to a virus which can be contagious: ie, from adenovirus.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately i ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Umcka/ irrigation: This is not exactly a "home remedy" but the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) is proven to work well (whereas research shows antibiotics seld ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (augmentin) is considered a 'drug of choice' for acute sinusitis. However, a longer course of antibiotics is required for sin ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infections: Colds and flues, allergies, deviated nasal septums and even gerd can contribute to sinusitis. If you get frequent infections see your ENT to sort out ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Virus in inner ear: Disrupts the balance canals in the inner ear.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Atlhough nausea is: Not one of the classic symptoms of a sinus infection, severe pain can generate nausea.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infections: Yes and no. It depends. Viral infections are also a common source of sinus infections. They are no all bacterial infections.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It can: The olfactory (smell) nerve fibers are located in the upper nose in a small area. Swelling from infection can block the smell molecules from getting ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes, : An infection can be caused by any bacteria that is in a place where it's not normal flora and/ or in increased number greater than normal.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Stress can trigger: A seizure in susceptible individuals. Those seizure patients that comply with their treatment routine & have good medicine levels should be able to to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis: Both acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis can cause a change in your sense of smell. They can also cause bad breath. If your sense of smell is seve ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, possibly: Very common, especially in viral colds-sinuses issues to have eye issues. If symptoms persist seek out care.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marney Gundlach
26 years experience Pediatrics
I'm : I'm not sure if i'm understanding your question completely - the "flu" - also known as influenza - is a virus that can cause runny nose, cough, vomiti ... Read More
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