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I went to my primary yesterday and i was told that I have acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic and serous otitis media. Can any of these cause shortness of breath?

I went to my primary yesterday and i was told that I have acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic and serous otitis media. Can any of these cause shortness of breath?

Yes... But : If you have all those diagnosis the underplaying cause is an infection, which can spread, to the lung. Sinusitis can lead to post nasal drip and cause shortness of breath, but so can a bronchitis or pneumonia.... If you don't get better shortly or get worse head back over to his office. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...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?

It is not normal: Sinusitis, rhinitis, serous otitis and shortness of breath could cause severe stress on one's system and aggravate hypertension. Decongestants commonly used for allergies and sinus infections could cause high blood pressure too. ...Read more

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Dr said I have chronic sinusitis/allergic rhinitis. What's difference? She used terms interchangeably. What's best next step post-diagnosis?

Dr said I have chronic sinusitis/allergic rhinitis. What's difference? She used terms interchangeably. What's best next step post-diagnosis?

Linked but not same.: Allergic rhinitis (AR) occurs when you breathe in something to which you are allergic (indoor or outdoor allergens), and the inside of your nose becomes inflamed and swollen. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining inside the sinuses which can be acute or chronic. AR and sinusitis are linked to each other, because AR causes your nose to become blocked, and in turn blocks the sinuses. ...Read more

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Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Usually: Usually, allergic rhinitis, but can also be from chronic sinusitis, the latter also associated with headaches around the affected sinuses. ...Read more

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Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non allergic rhinitis? or chronic sinusitis?

Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non allergic rhinitis? or chronic sinusitis?

It means chronic: Rhinitis, whether allergic or not, allergist evaluation and probably allergy testing would tell, sinusitis can accompany Rhinitis but again, physician evaluation and probably imaging studies would confirm the diagnosis, goodluck ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Went from loratadine claratin To Zyrtec To finally Xyzal (levocetirizine). The first 2 meds didn't help much. Is Xyzal (levocetirizine) more effective?

Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.  Went from loratadine claratin To Zyrtec To finally Xyzal (levocetirizine). The first 2 meds didn't help much. Is Xyzal (levocetirizine) more effective?

Allergy treatment: Basically, claritin, loratidine, zyrtec, allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) are all 2nd generation antihistamines. If your symptoms are not controlled on these, you may need to be given intranasal steroids like flonase, nasonex or other treatments like singular, and also trying regular nasal saline. If still no improvement, time to see the allergist. ...Read more

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I have acute sinusitis, the dr prescribed augmentin and i took 5 pills, I am allergic to it how long will it remain in my system I am severely sick, dizzy vomiting, lethargic, nausea. I just want to know how long until i may start feeling better. I quit t

I have acute sinusitis, the dr prescribed augmentin and i took 5 pills, I am allergic to it how long will it remain in my system I am severely sick, dizzy vomiting, lethargic, nausea. I just want to know how long until i may start feeling better. I quit t

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) : Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should be cleared from your system about 6 to 12 hours after taking it. I am concerned that your symptoms may have been from something other than an Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy; which is usually characterized by a rash, hives, or in more severe cases shortness of breath. Dizziness, vomiting, lethargy, and nausea sound more like a gastroenteritis or stomach flu. If you are not better by now, you should visit your primary care provider for a follow up visit. Take care. ...Read more

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I've got allergic rhinitis and and maybe sinusitis; so have to take antibiotics?

I've got allergic rhinitis and and maybe sinusitis; so have to take antibiotics?

Not if treated: The sinus inflammation caused by allergies makes a great environment for bacteria to grow. That is why people with uncontrolled allergies are at greater risk for sinus infections, and wind up taking antibiotics more often than non-allergic people. Keeping the allergies under good control by avoiding your allergens and using nasal steroid sprays will help prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Blood test normal. Nuero exam normal. diangosis sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. Still feel off balance and forehead pressure. Should i rule out brain tumor?

Blood test normal. Nuero exam normal. diangosis sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. Still feel off balance and forehead pressure. Should i rule out brain tumor?

I have already answe: Your question has been answered. You can definitely wait for 1, 2 or 3 weeks in which case your sinus related symptoms will resolve. But if you had anything like a brain tumor the symptoms will get worse in a few weeks. You have both choices...Wait and watch or act sooner than later. Choice is yours! ...Read more

Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nose and the sinus airways behind the nose and inside the cheekbones. Most often the infection ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

Try spraying nasal saline several times per day to help reduce ...Read more