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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The same micro-organisms often infect both.

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils and sinus: No not likely.
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Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: In children with chronic sinusitis, adenoidectomy can sometimes be very helpful. But while the adenoids are the cousins of the tonsils functionally, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not related: Frequent sinus infections and constant tonsil stones are not related. One does not lead to the other. See an ENT for examination and discussion of tre ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an Allergist: for repeated sinus infections, seosonal allergies, swollen tonsils, OTC meds would help some, but you should be evaluated by an Allergist / Immunologi ... Read More
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Your kids pediatrician could do some screening lab and refer you in if needed. You give no evidence of any serious illness. Frequency of expected infe ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Try nasal steroid: Tonsils do not play a role in sinus infections, but her adenoids might. If she has chronic nasal congestion, then a trial of a nasal steroid would be ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
A Good question and: I recommend that you see and ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist for an evaluation. There are many causes of bleeding and this requires further inve ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Gingivitis?: You are on lots of airway maintenance drugs that can alter the ecology of your mouth. The Advair is a steroid that can also cause a shift in the bugs ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Can, but not common: but wiping the nose can cause irritation. Drainage and congestion from it are very common to cause taste changes, drainage, ear popping, throat irrita ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple options : Sinus infections occur when the nose is blocked. Antibiotics may be required. However, the runny or blocked nose is caused by chemical mediators like ... Read More
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