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Acute Sinusitis Lungs And Breathing
Had flu, now persistent sinusitis. Get sharp pains in lower lungs-both sides now. Happens 2/3x wk. No breathing difficulties. Should i be concerned?
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Doctor said I have sinusitis. Isn't sinusitis characterized by nasal blockage? I don't have any nasal blockage just coughing up mucous from lungs and troubles breathing in general through my mouth and nose
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
Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It should not cause major issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lumps with sinusitis: You may have reactive lymph nodes, but that's about all that might occur. ...Read more
Son has acute sinusitis , took antibiotics yesterday, he now has bloody mucus should I be concerned or is this just the sinusitis?
Does latest research now say that chronic sinusitis is caused by immunity or allergy problems rather than by improperly treated acute sinusitis?
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