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How long can acute sinitis last if left alone?

How long can acute sinitis last if left alone?

Several weeks: The great majority of acute sinusitis is viral (98%) and should resolve in about 10-14 days without any specific treatment. However, it the symptoms of facial pain and pressure continue, secondary bacterial infection may occur and will require specific ant-bacterial treatment. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

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How ro relieve symptoms associated with sinusitis acute?

How ro relieve symptoms associated with sinusitis acute?

Bacteria vs. viral: Acute sinusitis is characterized by pus in the nose, significant post nasal drainage, pain and pressure in the face and pain between the eyes. You must differentiate this group of symptoms from a viral rhinitis (cold). Relief of symptoms are increased fluids, vitamin c, pain meds. But as always, you need a specific diagnosis. Patients use the term sinusitis very loosely. Get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are actual brand names of corticosteroods given for sinitis/cold?

What are actual brand names of corticosteroods given for sinitis/cold?

Brand names: In the state of Florida, pharmacies are obliged to offer generic corticosteroids. One brand name is Medrol (methylprednisolone) or Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dose Pack, or Sterapred- these are prednisone tablets ...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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How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

An ENT exam: Without a specific x-ray, an ENT exam will usually reveal redness, swelling and pus in the lateral wall of the nose. The pussy drainage can be cultured and a specific diagnosis and treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

History and physical: A history and physical - evaluation by a physician is my first choice - remember, most sinus infections are viral and do not require antibiotics! ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis is not going away. Why?

Acute sinusitis is not going away. Why?

Possibilities: It might not be sinusitis at all, or if it is you might have a blockage of your sinus drainage pathway. A ct of the sinuses can answer these questions and is generally the first step in answering your question. Other possibilities include allergies, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and, rarely, antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acute sinusitis?

Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

Infection : Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nasal sinuses (maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, or sphenoid) that is of recent onset. This infection is usually of bacterial origin, but could also be due to a viral or fungal infection as well. Common symptoms include nasal congestion, foul odor from the nose, cough, facial or upper teeth pain, and a "sinus" headache. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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