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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Chronic Sinusitis (Definition)

A common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks. Also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, this condition interferes with drainage ...Read more


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How are chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis different?

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Simple: Chrinic rhinitis is inflamation of nose due to infection and/or allergy. Chronic sinusitis is the inflamation of sinusies on both sides of the nose and the nose. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia--not good together?

Chronic sinusitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia--not good together?

Low IgG?: agreed. Frequent bacterial infection associated with CLL may be due to hypogammaglobulinemia (Low amount of antibodies, also called low IgG). That's treatable with monthly infusion of IVIG (intravenous immune globulin). Discuss with hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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Can chronic or reoccurring mononucleosis cause gastritis and chronic sinus infections?

Can chronic or reoccurring mononucleosis cause gastritis and chronic sinus infections?

Anything possible: But these do not sound directly connected. See a pcp and have an exam after providing a full detailed history. Hope you get better soon. Best. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinus drainage lead to chronic bronchitis and asthma ?

Can chronic sinus drainage lead to chronic bronchitis and asthma ?

Worsen asthma: Sinus problems, acute or chronic, can aggravate asthma in a person who already has asthma. It's less likely that the sinus discharge actually causes asthma. Chronic bronchitis is a condition caused by cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What is chronic sinusitis?

What is chronic sinusitis?

Chronic inflammation: The lining to the sinuses is specialized to produce mucous. There are also microscopic "hair cells" called cilia that move the mucous to the sinus opening so it can drain. Chronic sinusitis is injury to the sinus lining (repeat infections or one long one) that damages the sinuses ability to do what it normally does. This promotes infection and blockage. Pain and stuffiness result. ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?

Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?

Need to see MD: If you are short of breath, having chest pain and have high blood pressure, you should see your physician asap. Having a sinus infection, rhinitis or an otitis could be associated with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, some of the medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis due to EBV reactivation?

Chronic sinusitis due to EBV reactivation?

Chronic sinusitis: It can result from different factors, but to my knowledge ebv is not one of them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic tonsillitis? Difference between chronic and acute tonsillitis?

What are the symptoms of chronic tonsillitis? Difference between chronic and acute tonsillitis?

Chronic tonsillitis.: Is caused by microabscesses in the tonsils that harbor bacteria even after treatment with antibiotics therefore they retain low grade symptoms and flare up periodically. ...Read more

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What is acute sinusitis?

What is acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks). ...Read more

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Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

Which is worse: chronic or acute leukemia?

Acute: Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal. The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it is even obvious that someone is ill. This difference in behaviour is why they are called "acute" or "chronic.". ...Read more

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What's an exacerbation of chronic bronchitis like?

What's an exacerbation of chronic bronchitis like?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of an acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis include increased shortness of breath and increased cough and sputum production. Many of these episodes are a result of infection so symptoms of infection, like fever and discolored sputum, may also be present. ...Read more

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Severe headache due to chronic colds?

See below: Based on your description, it sounds as if you may have sinusitis as well. See your doctor for medication thst may help. ...Read more

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Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

No: But untreated chronic sinusitis can make you feel miserable. It can give you chronic runny nose,reduced smell and pressure like pain. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause cancer?

Can chronic sinusitis cause cancer?

Possible, but : Cancer of sinuses usually not attributed due to chronic sinusitis, however highter incidence is seen in wood workers ( japan) and metal worker who develops sinusitis due to dust inhalation, higher incidence of cancer especially sqamous cell cancer is seen more often. ...Read more

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What is chronic pansinusitis?

What is chronic pansinusitis?

Inflammation: I assume you had a CT with that finding. It means that all of your sinuses show signs of ongoing inflammation. This can be from recurrent infections or allergies. Talk to an ear nose throat surgeon if you are having symptoms like sinus pressure or drainage. ...Read more

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Can septoplasty cure chronic sinusitis?

Can septoplasty cure chronic sinusitis?

Not really: While sometimes a deviated septum can impinge on the sinus openings contributing to sinusitis, usually septoplasty is performed in order to improve the nasal airway. Ask your surgeon if any other nasal or sinus surgery is necessary to address your sinuses. ...Read more

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Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Yes: Acute sinusitis by causing inflammation in the nose and nasal cavity can secondarily cause swelling in the eustachian tube. This eustachian tube swelling can create negative pressure in the middle ear and lead to ear pain. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause severe upper molar pain?

Yes: The last three or four teeth in the upper jaw have roots that are in close relationship to the floor of the maxillary sinuses. It is not uncommon for patients with chronic sinusitis to have pain radiate into the maxillary teeth. Likewise, patients with dental problems in the maxillary teeth that lie in close contact with the floor of the sinus can refer pain to the sinuses. ...Read more

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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