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Will blowing out on your nose bring on acute sinusitis?

Will blowing out on your nose bring on acute sinusitis?

Negative pressure: If you plug your nose while sneezing the negative pressure can push organisms into the sinuses and lead to infection. Normal nose blowing will not. ...Read more

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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I have chronic sinusitis on one side and acute sinusitis on the other. The re is a foul odor coming from my nose, especially when draining. What to do?

I have chronic sinusitis on one side and acute sinusitis on the other. The re is a foul odor coming from my nose, especially when draining. What to do?

See an ENT : If you have foul odor coming from the nose then usually you have a serious bacterial sinus infection that needs treatment asap. You can start with neilmed sinus rinses two times a day until you see a nose/sinus specilaist. Once you see the specialist he will treat you with antibiotics and should get a ct scan of your sinuses. Definitive treatment can then be initiated. www.socalsinus.com. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant &have acute sinusitis 3 d ago cant sleep from toothaches and ear pain my nose dry not rainy but I feel all the symptoms of the sinusitis ?

I'm pregnant &have acute sinusitis 3 d ago cant sleep from toothaches and ear pain my nose dry not rainy but I feel all the symptoms of the sinusitis ?

Acute sinusitis?: Check with your dentist to see if your pain is from teeth or gum infections. If it is not a dental problem, see your medical doctor, OB, or an ENT specialist. It is important to get any infection under control, especially being pregnant. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?

Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?

Yes: If on both sides , a condition called vasomotor rhinitis exists.Essentially the nose runs due to some environmental irritant that we can not identify or are aware of such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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I have samter's triad. My nose is runny all the time. Is this because of chronic sinusitis? How to treat runny nose?

I have samter's triad. My nose is runny all the time. Is this because of chronic sinusitis? How to treat runny nose?

Samter's triad: Samter’s triad is a pseudo-allergy. It produces allergy-like symptoms but via a different mechanism. Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) block an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase1 (COX1); this is thought to lead to an excess of substances called leukotrienes, which produce the severe allergy-like effects. Treatment is often with corticosteroids. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My wife have runny nose for a long long time, is it a sinusitis already? How to cure?

My wife have runny nose for a long long time, is it a sinusitis already? How to cure?

Allergic Rhinitis?: Allergic rhinitis is commonly associated with running nose on a triggered basis, also post-nasal drip can be a result of this. Sinusitis on the other hand though can tract into rhinosinusitis is usually caused by congestive mucus build up into the the sinus tracts. A trial of anti-histamines such as claritin/zyrtec can help in addition to prescription nasal steroids/antihistamines, and allergist. ...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. Krishna Kumar
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

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