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Doctor insights on: Chronic Paranasal Sinus Disease Without Acute Sinusitis

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Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Sinusitis: It usually means that you a lingering mild chronic inflammation in your sinuses often associated with allergies. It usually is self limiting but if you are having bothersome symptoms would try a nasal spray such as Flonase ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but I read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? I have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but I read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? I have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

Sinusitis: The medications you report are not related to sinusitis. For sinusitis you should seek an ear, nose, and throat doctor
Regarding your three diabetes medicines do you really need them. Your medicines are type 2 diabetes and over time, with help from your doctor or nurse practitioner, you will no longer have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

No: Occasionally sinus rinses will force bacteria or fungus into other areas including the brain. They are not recommended. Gentle saline spray may help or topical steroids. The sinuses can be difficult to treat and sometimes require drainage. Ask for an ENT opinion. ...Read more

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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can an allergist check for chronic/acute sinusitis?

Can an allergist check for chronic/acute sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Yes, they can, but are often not the best specialist to see for this illness. If you can see an ENT expert they are frequently more qualified, but yes, a good allergist may often be capable of determining this.. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinusitis on one side and acute sinusitis on the other. The re is a foul odor coming from my nose, especially when draining. What to do?

See an ENT: If you have foul odor coming from the nose then usually you have a serious bacterial sinus infection that needs treatment asap. You can start with neilmed sinus rinses two times a day until you see a nose/sinus specilaist. Once you see the specialist he will treat you with antibiotics and should get a ct scan of your sinuses. Definitive treatment can then be initiated. Www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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Feel great - incidental finding ANA 1:160 after acute sinusitis. Then had Anti-DNA, Ant-Smith, SSA/SSB, RNP, SCL-70, Centromere, and Thyroid labs all normal. Does this exclude autoimmune disorder?

Feel great - incidental finding ANA 1:160 after acute sinusitis. Then had Anti-DNA, Ant-Smith, SSA/SSB, RNP, SCL-70, Centromere, and Thyroid labs all normal. Does this exclude autoimmune disorder?

False positive ANA: ANA positivity very common in general population. You had the correct assessment showing no common autoimmune diseases.
A repeat ANA can be 1:80 as you rid infection. It is a non specific test till titers of 1:640. ...Read more

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Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

Little research: It is difficult to answer this with certainty as this is an alternative treatment that has not been well studied. In theory it should be helpful for bacterial infections, as manuka honey has been used topically to treat skin infections. I have found a few studies to support its use for sinusitis, both for bacteria and fungi, but no large scale studies. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21518647. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Biopsy to prove: And ct is better to assess bony involvement; and mr for soft tisse extent. Bone scans and chest ct's look for spread. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

Nasal symptoms: This growth in the nose cavity can cause obstruction on one side, bleeding, pain and swelling of the face. If delayed it might cause swelling of the lymph nodes, and infectious signs from the nose. See your otolaryngologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paranasal sinus cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Paranasal sinus cancer?

Paranasal Sinus: cancer= cancer that arises in one of the paranasal sinuses that drain into the nasal cavity (maxillary, ethmoid, frontal, sphenoid sinuses) ...Read more

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My mother has paranasal sinus cancer. Should I be worried for what this means?

Sure, but wait: Sinuses are mysteries to people but they are hollow cavities that add to voice quality, but when inflamed, can cause bleeding, drainage, infectiojn, and unusually cancer:frontal, ethmoid, spenoid and maxillary describe locations. The neighboring things are sensitive and important: brain, eyes, ability to smell and taste. Some can be cured, other can be relieved. But it isn't simple. See ent/radonc. ...Read more

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How severe is a paranasal sinus. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

How severe is a paranasal sinus. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

No cause for alarm: The paranasal sinuses are normal structures in the head. Their are 8, 4 on each side - frontal, maxillary, ethmoid and sphenoid. Their purpose is to warm and humidify inhaled air. They can sometimes become infected and can be easily treated with antibiotics. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My MRI results say increased CSF within optic nerve sheaths, mild flattening of the posterior globes, and minimal paranasal sinus mucosal thickening.?

My MRI results say increased CSF within optic nerve sheaths, mild flattening of the posterior globes, and minimal paranasal sinus mucosal thickening.?

Increased CSF: The optic nerve sheaths communicate with the brain and any elevation of CSF pressure is transmitted through them. You didn't mention papilledema on your eye exam, but it is probably there. These are worrisome findings and I would immediately follow up with a neurologist or your treating provider. ...Read more

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Will blowing out on your nose bring on acute sinusitis?

Will blowing out on your nose bring on acute sinusitis?

Negative pressure: If you plug your nose while sneezing the negative pressure can push organisms into the sinuses and lead to infection. Normal nose blowing will not. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed wit acute sinusitis, can this cause large lumps on my scalp?

I have been diagnosed wit acute sinusitis, can this cause large lumps on my scalp?

Lumps with sinusitis: You may have reactive lymph nodes, but that's about all that might occur. ...Read more

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If I suffer from allergies and asthma, could I be at risk of getting acute sinusitis?

If I suffer from allergies and asthma, could I be at risk of getting acute sinusitis?

Not really...: Acute sinusitis is due to an infection of your sinuses and your risk for this is not increased by the presence of asthma. However, if you get acute sinusitis, this could lead to an asthma exacerbation so see your doctor for treatment if you develop symptoms of acute sinusitis. ...Read more

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ı am acute sinusitis and when I try to move my eyes why there is a headache occuring?

ı am acute sinusitis and when I try to move my eyes why there is a headache occuring?

Depends on which: Sinuses are infected. Some of them are very close to the eyes and headaches are common with a sinus infection. However, it would be best to call your dr his morning and review your case with them... Is this a new symptom? How severe? Meds you ate taking :antibiotics. Nasal sprays. Decongestants etc. ...Read more

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Ct scan is showing acute sinusitis, how do I know if this is truly accurate?

Ct scan is showing acute sinusitis, how do I know if this is truly accurate?

Sinus CT: Nothing should be interpreted in a vacuum, all imaging findings should be interpreted in conjuction with the entire clinical picture. Notwithstanding this, Sinus CT is highly accurate for sinusitis if typical findings are present. If there is mucosal thickening and fluid levels, there is little else it could be under most circumstances. ...Read more

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Suffering from acute sinusitis, what is the best thing to take for horrible headaches?

OTC motrin: As well as decongestants may help. Also try sinus rinses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is ok, but do not use that for more than 3 days in a row, you nose will get dependent/addicted to it. If the headaches persist get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why does NOVASUS work better than Cherra Tussin for some people with Acute sinusitis?

Why does NOVASUS work better than Cherra Tussin for some people with Acute sinusitis?

Different: These two narcotic cough suppressants have different opiate suppressants- Novasus has hydrocodone and CherraTussin has codeine. Novasus has chorpheniramine, an anti-histamine, while CherraTussin has guaifenesin, a cough suppressant. So these two cough syrups work in totally different ways ...Read more

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Have acute sinusitis, and already takin medication (decongestive, histamine) is that enough to contain it?

May need antibiotics: If symptoms have been present for less than two weeks, it is more likely a viral infection and often doesn't respond well to these medications. If symptoms have been present for more than two weeks without any improvement, then antibiotics might be an option. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

An infection of the nose and the sinus airways behind the nose and inside the cheekbones. Most often the infection ...Read more