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Acute Sphenoid Sinusitis
Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute Sinusitis: Greetings. With an acute infection, medical treatment such as a course of antibiotics, saline nasal irrigation, ibuprophen and a mucus thinner such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be my recommendation. It sounds like you are far from a surgical need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.
Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?
Maybe: A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube. This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, these are the same conditions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maxillary Sinusitis: In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions. There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more
Both sinuses sick: Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally. Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example. If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: While sometimes a deviated septum can impinge on the sinus openings contributing to sinusitis, usually septoplasty is performed in order to improve the nasal airway. Ask your surgeon if any other nasal or sinus surgery is necessary to address your sinuses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duration: In either type of sinusitis the symptoms are the same. Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms usually after cold or allergy attack over 10-14 days. Next is the cold that persists over 3-4 weeks not getting better or worse. Least common is severe sudden onset of symptoms with fever. ...Read more
Plz explain.minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes.mildly increased ethmoid air cells.no acute sinusitis or osseous changes .
Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.
Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?
Need to see MD: If you are short of breath, having chest pain and have high blood pressure, you should see your physician asap. Having a sinus infection, rhinitis or an otitis could be associated with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, some of the medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.
Yes: Sphenoid sinusitis is an inflammation of the most posterior of the paranasal sinuses and is situated in the bone above the soft palate. One of the major symptoms is persistent pain on top of the head. If you are very symptomatic, and you need surgery, your surgeon should make you aware of the landmarks adjacent to this sinus. The are the optic nerve, the carotid artery and the pituitary gland. ...Read more
Maybe: For a severe case, it may lead to unrelenting headaches that do not respond to anything. Talk to an ENT to see if the sinusitis is "real". Meningitis can be happen from ear infection or any type of sinus infection, always a risk. I am not trying to scare you, just saying, if you have this issue, talk to an expert in person very soon. ...Read more
I had bilateral sphenoid sinusitis on the right side in january i was treated for 5 days i am still having daily chronic migraines what could this be?
Sphenoid sinusitis: Bear in mind that MRI usually exagerrates the findings on the sinuses and we usually need to get a ct scan of the sinuses. However acute sinusitis involving the sphenoid can involve severe headache, eye pain and even changes in your vision. You should see an ENT doctor right away for treatment which can be either with antibiotics and/or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir can bilateral sphenoid sinusitis be very dangerous?What are its worst effects!I cant afford ENT right now,so pls suggest me its risk factor.
My ENT told me I have right sphenoid sinusitis and have a mass. What does that mean and what symptoms?
Hard to know: The sphenoid sinus is a sinus that lives in the middle of your head behind your eyes. Like any sinus it can become irritated and inflamed and infected. I assume you had a ct scan which showed inflammation of the sinus as well as possibly some swelling of the lining of the sinus which your doctor has called a "mass". "mass" is a scary word but it does not mean that you have a cancer. A second opinion is always helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean on MRI? Bilateral ethmoid and milder sphenoid, frontal, and bilateral maxillary sinusitis.
Depends on symptoms: It's very import for your doctor to correlate what radiologists find on your scans with your physical findings and symptoms. As far as your sinus findings, these are normally air filled areas along your face but an MRI will show if the lining is thickened or if the space has become fluid filled. Feel free to schedule a consult and upload your images and we can review these findings in detail. ...Read more
What does a significant pneumatization of the petrous apex mean?suffered from migraines for 6 months and sphenoid and maxillary sinusitis
Normal: This is a variant of normal and basically means you have air cells (similar to that seen in other sinuses) within the petrous bone. In the absence of inflammation within this aerated petrous bone (usually by the presence of fluid in the air cells along with clinical signs and symptoms of sinusitis) this finding is not significant to you. ...Read more
I'm 16. 2 yrs ago I got into the hospital for 2 w. due to sphenoid sinusitis.I took cortisone and didn't improve. 1 month now, my head hurts the same way?
Natural: Did anyone recommend sinus rinse? What about exposure issues. Often there is a problem with sinus drainage being narrow or something changing the lining. Also this can be hormonal. Look into the above. They are terrible and recurring if you can't hone in on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having shooting pain in my right cheekbone/ Sphenoid area whenever I swallow. I have had TMJ and wondering if this is sinusitis?
Pain in cheekbone.: The sphenoid tenderness may be sinus related but pain with swallowing in the right cheek may be related to the salivary gland. This would especially be the case if the pain worsened significantly after sour food/ drink and may indicate a salivary stone or infection. An ENT visit would clear that up as they could evaluate you for all the above ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cat-scan sinuses- moderate mucosal thickening of sphenoid, ethmoid, L maxillary. Does sinusitis involve all these areas or is this a bad case?
Ethmoid sinusitis and mild mucus in frontal and sphenoid . How can I treat it. Is this serious. Mri findings. Eye head hurt. Eye dr says eye is fine. ?
Sinusitis: Sinusitis is common in certain areas of the country with high allergens. Most acute sinusitises are treated by primary care only when the patient deteriorates or continues to have symtoms are they referred to ent. Is sounds like you may have some chronic sinus problems and may benefit by a referral to ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT Scan says "Bilateral mild maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis. No air/fluid levels.. 1.3cm polyp & turbinate hypertrophy. Can this cause my headaches?
Yes.: Definitely. See an ENT doctor for options. ...Read more
Mri showed sinusitis ethmoid air cells and mucosal thickening frontal as well as sphenoid sinuses. I been dealing with front headaches and eye pain.
MRI very sensitive: Just because you have something in the sinus, it does not mean it is the cause of your symptoms. Retention cysts are common. Does light or sound bother you when you have the headache? Do you have visual changes before the headache comes? If so you may have migraine allergies can also have these MRI findings. ...Read more
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