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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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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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 sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

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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What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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How to know if I might have acute sinusitis?

Symptoms and Xray: Acute sinusitis is characterized by yellow-green nasal discharge, pain under the eyes, fullness and pressure in the face, post-nasal drainage. It starts with a cold and of course is confirmed by an X-ray ...Read more

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What could be why i continue to get acute sinusitis?

What could be why i continue to get acute sinusitis?

Recurrent sinusitis: There are many reasons why people get recurrent sinusitis. You may be suffering from allergies that predispose you to recurrent attacks. You may also have some anatomic abnormalities that require surgery to fix- see an ENT doctor and they may recommend a ctscan to see what the underlying problem is. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of (acute) sinusitis?

Following a URI: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, drainage and discolored secretions are all non-specific symptoms and don't necessarily indicate sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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Possible (acute) sinusitis if you get headaches but only headaches?

Possible (acute) sinusitis if you get headaches but only headaches?

Possible, yes: Likely, no. Without knowing all the details, it's harder to say, but in my experience, headache is vastly overrated as a symptom of sinusitis. ...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


Dr. James Lin
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

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