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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Large Sinuses (Overview)

Large sinuses = larger than normal cavity within bone / tissue,


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64 yes old. Can torn rotate cuff cause funny feeling onface. Slight burning some pain. Or sinuses?

64 yes old. Can torn rotate cuff cause funny feeling onface. Slight burning some pain. Or sinuses?

No and maybe...: In general, it would be unusual for a rotator cuff issue to cause a funny feeling on your face. Sinus trouble could, but I would expect you to describe more symptoms, and the feeling is usually fullness or pain. One thing I would be concerned about when someone has a funny feeling on the face is the possibility of a warning symptom of shingles, which on the face can be serious. If continues, be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
435 Doctors shared insights

Large Sinuses (Overview)

Large sinuses = larger than normal cavity within bone / tissue,


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What does it mean if I have extremely dry sinuses with no mucus? It is so dry that it's annoying.

What does it mean if I have extremely dry sinuses with no mucus? It is so dry that it's annoying.

See an ENT surgeon.: It is not clear as to what exact symptoms do you have. However since the symptoms already annoying, you should go to an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is sinus treatable? My MRI result says all sinuses are inflamed and I don't know what is cozing my sinus

Is sinus treatable? My MRI result says all sinuses are inflamed and I don't know what is cozing my sinus

Sinusitis: MRI is not a good imaging modality for sinusitis as most normal sinus lining may appear "inflamed" to a radiologist. You may have mild allergy. You likely were imaged with MRI for facial pain and this is an incidental finding. Sinus X-ray or CT would be more appropriate along with an ENT exam to identify OMC obstruction and abscess.Sinusitis is treatable depending on cause. ...Read more

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What's an effective way to treat sinuses?

What's an effective way to treat sinuses?

Sinuses: Usual medicines like nasal sprays with steroids and or antihistamine, oral antihistamines and decongestants, saline nasal irrigations and oral steroids can all help. If symptoms persist ENT and proper allergy evaluation are important. Allergy injections to build up a tolerance toward the offending allergens are very helpful. It is a slow but very effective treatment in the long run. ...Read more

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How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the infection and the bacteria or virus causing it. If truly with an accompanying inner ear issue, an antihistamine or decongestant medication, even one such as "antivert" (meclizine) may help with symptoms of dizziness, etc. And once treated with antibx if needed and meds as above, you should get better in a few days. If not, then see ENT dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Brain MRI show bilateral mucosal disease, mexillary, ethmoid, sphenoid & frontal sinuses involvement. Why is my dr. Not treating it with anything? Headeac

Brain MRI show bilateral mucosal disease, mexillary, ethmoid, sphenoid & frontal sinuses involvement. Why is my dr. Not treating it with anything? Headeac

Symptoms?: We see this frequently to certain degrees on many many scans in asymptomatic people. Since it sounds like you have a headache, it's worth treating, but may not help. This is not generally a sign of acute sinusitis. ...Read more

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Minimal mucosal thickening is seen in bilateral maxillary sinuses....i have problem of cold in normal day...what treatment I use?

Minimal mucosal thickening is seen in bilateral maxillary sinuses....i have problem of cold in normal day...what treatment I use?

Allergic rhinitis: Try OTC antihistamines such as allegra or zyrtec, together with nasal corticosteroid spray (Nasacort, is now over the counter). Of course avoidance of allergens is a must if possible (cat, carpet, pollen etc). If not better, go to your PCP if you can take singulair (montelukast) too. ...Read more

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When I take Zoloft (sertraline) at times, my sinuses get so dry I use a sinus rinse to deal with the small clots of blood that form. Are there other treatments.?

When I take Zoloft (sertraline) at times, my sinuses get so dry I use a sinus rinse to deal with the small clots of blood that form. Are there other treatments.?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure of dosage u r taking, what else u r taking with it, or what u r prescribed zoloft (sertraline) for, but I would advise u mention that to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

Drink H2O flush nose: Make sure you are drinking enough water and not taking medications that will dry out your mucous membranes. Nasal flushing with a mixture of saline and baking soda can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Could you explain how to get rid of sinuses?

Could you explain how to get rid of sinuses?

Sorry - you can't: Sinuses are large air-filled cavities that we are both born with and that develop as our head grows. Thus, one cannot "get rid of them." however, if you are plagued by chronic infections or benign tissue growth in the sinuses, surgeons can sometimes open up the sinuses to help them drain or remove polyps that are causing obstruction. ...Read more

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I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

Use the nasal spray: Nasal steroid sprays are considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. The steroid is at a minimal amount and transfer into the milk has been negligible. See hale t;medications and mothers milk, 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Problem with sinuses for 5 month, headache, blocked nose and stinging eyes, not sure what to do, goes away for a bit when taking sinus tablets.?

Consult: Sounds like allergy problems. I would see your Family Doctor for an exam to make sure that's the problem and then discuss treatments available for allergies. ...Read more

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What sorts of things trigger sinuses and allergies to act up?

What sorts of things trigger sinuses and allergies to act up?

Virus, allergens: Viral infections are the most common cause for worsening nasal and sinus symptoms. Increased exposures to allergens or even irritating fumes and odors or smoke can be causes. ...Read more

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I run outside in the cold and my sinuses always get blocked up. I'm fine otherwise when not outside. What's going on? Normal? Can it be prevented?

I run outside in the cold and my sinuses always get blocked up. I'm fine otherwise when not outside. What's going on? Normal? Can it be prevented?

Somewhat normal: A runny nose is common while exercising outside, especially in the cold. It should run freely, though. Perhaps you have some sinus inflammation. A nasal steroid spray may help with this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a sinus infection or with my sinuses burst from the pressure... If so how do I avoid that from happening?

Is it safe to fly with a sinus infection or with my sinuses burst from the pressure... If so how do I avoid that from happening?

Sinusitis: Use a decongestant, a saline nasal rinse using a neti-pot, possibly a nasal steroid spray. If you are still congested and can avoid flying would suggest that you do so. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication gets mucas out of frontal sinuses? How long does it take and where does the mucas go?

Not easy: The presence of mucus in the frontal sinus is the result of blockage of the naso-frontal duct. In general, all sinus infections result from obstruction of the extremely narrow passages that lead from the nose into the sinuses. Therefore, before endoscopic surgery I would recommend steroids and a decongestant. All mucus from the nose and sinuses flow into the back of the nose and is swallowed. ...Read more

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Do sinuses every get too dry?

Yes: Antihistamine medications can dry up the sinuses. Also hot dry environments may cause the mucus membranes the line the sinuses to dry up. (ie. Produce less water filled mucus material). ...Read more

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How likely, are the risks of septoplasty surgery and healing time? What I'm afraid of is a rebound affect with my sinuses after surgery. I don't want to piss of my turbinites and have them come back worse than it is and worry about a follow up surgery to

How likely, are the risks of septoplasty surgery and healing time? What I'm afraid of is a rebound affect with my sinuses after surgery. I don't want to piss of my turbinites and have them come back worse than it is and worry about a follow up surgery to

Many: Many times septoplasty is all that is needed to correct nasal obstruction. Perhaps 1/2 or my patients also suffer from rhinitis. If we have not made headway with nasal steroid sprays, then I will discuss the need for resection of the bony part of the lower turbinates. This is a simple and quick way to open the nasal passage even further. This procedure will not eliminate allergies or other causes of rhinitis butter will open then airway for improved breathing. As far as smelling the tg dinner goes, as long as there are no other reasons for loss of smell ie polyps, a mass, or anosmia to mention a few, surgery this week may help for next week. As always
your ENT doc will discuss all of these things with you. ...Read more

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CYSTS IN MAXILLARY SINUSES, RIGHT LARGER THAN LEFT OPACIFICATION OF MASTOID AIRCELLS PUNCTURE HIGH SIGNAL AREA SUBCORTICAL WHITE MATTER NASAL SEPTU?

Reason for MRI?: If this was supposed to be an MRI of the brain then, the read of the sinuses is a common "red herring" that radiologists always tend to comment on but rarely do the comments make it into the annals of CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE nor do they ever have to do with the initial reason for which the scan was obtained. Bottom line is probably of no importance. But check with your doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a large cyst on one side of my sinuses. Could this be cancerous?

Majority are benign: Majority of sinus cysts are benign, most of them are located in maxillary sinus. Don't worry speak to your doctor for nature of it and treatment. ...Read more

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I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

Use the nasal spray: Nasal steroid sprays are considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. The steroid is at a minimal amount and transfer into the milk has been negligible. See hale t;medications and mothers milk, 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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What can block your sinuses?

Sinus blockage: Greetings. The things that lock your sinus drainage pathways could be mucus membrane swelling, polyps, thick mucus, tumors, bacteria, virus or fungal infectious buildup or even your normal anatomy. See your ENT doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I have my sinuses removed?

Not exactly: Your sinuses are part of the facial skeleton. The are air pockets within the bone. The openings from your sinuses onto the nasal passage can be widened and this will sometimes improve drainage. There are a number of smaller sinus cells between your eyes, and these can be surgically treated to remove the internal walls to create a single, larger space, but ultimately you will still have sinuses. ...Read more

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What causes the sinuses to get blocked?

What causes the sinuses to get blocked?

Blocked sinuses: There may be anatomic airway/nasal deformity, like a deviated nasal septum, overgrown bone (turbinates), or bone at the holes that aerate sinuses. The mucous membranes may swell and block the natural air holes into the sinuses, along with mucous or bacterial exudate (pus). Finally, there are some soft tissue masses (tumors) that can also block these holes. Smoking also aggravates tissues. ...Read more

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What exactly do the cavernous sinuses do?

What exactly do the cavernous sinuses do?

Big blood vessel: The cavernous sinuses are actually not the stereotypical sinuses that most people talk about. If you have sinusitis, you will have inflammation of your paranasal sinuses. The cavernous sinus is a collection of veins just outside your brain. It is associated with important nerves and the carotid artery. In general it collects blood from the brain and helps send it back to the heart. ...Read more

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What's an effective way to treat sinuses?

Sinuses: Usual medicines like nasal sprays with steroids and or antihistamine, oral antihistamines and decongestants, saline nasal irrigations and oral steroids can all help. If symptoms persist ENT and proper allergy evaluation are important. Allergy injections to build up a tolerance toward the offending allergens are very helpful. It is a slow but very effective treatment in the long run. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear your sinuses?

What is the best way to clear your sinuses?

Sinuses: Decongestants (like otc sudafed) can shrink swollen sinus passages to let them drain & relive pressure. Saline nasal spray can flush germs out of passages. Sinus irrigation with sterile (boiled or distilled) water with salt in it can also help [neti pot]. Avoid antihistamines as they dry up congestion where it is. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more