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What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.

What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.

Sphenoid sinusitis: This is a rare but dangerous sinusitis. The optic nerve travels very close to the sphenoid sinus and an infection can cause inflammation around the neurovascular supply of the eyes. You will most likely need surgery by an ENT to open and drain the sphenoid sinuses. ...Read more

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Is sphenoid sinusitis dangerous?

Is sphenoid sinusitis dangerous?

Can be: Your sphenoidal sinuses are right behind your eyes and infection there can form an abscess and has potential to effect your vision. However abscessed sinuses whereever can get abscessed and effect your brain. Be a source of encephalitis or menningitis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sphenoid sinusitis?

How do I know if I have sphenoid sinusitis?

Scanning: Ct scans of sinuses are generally very good tests to evaluate for sinus disease and can determine location the location of an infection. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information on sphenoid sinusitis?

Could you give me some information on sphenoid sinusitis?

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

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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinusitis?Is it life threatening if it's not treated?

What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinusitis?Is it life threatening if it's not treated?

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

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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?

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?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. There are many good medications for migraine treatment. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for migraine management. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Due to its deeper location in the skull sphenoid sinusitis requires ENT evaluation. Most likely you will need antibiotic therapy and decongestants. Surgical treatment was served for severe cases. Check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and medical treatment. ...Read more

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Mri showed sinusitis in the ethmoid and mucus in the sphenoid my eye is in pain?

Mri showed sinusitis in the ethmoid and mucus in the sphenoid my eye is in pain?

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 more

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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.

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.

Yes: Untreated sphenoid sinusitis can result in meningitis and brain abscess. This should be evaluated and treated by an ENT/otolaryngologist. Persistent headache or retro orbital pain can indicate impending complication. ...Read more