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What is difference between sinusitis and allergic sinusitis? What is the age when u can develop sinusitis?can it develop at any age?

What is difference between sinusitis and allergic sinusitis? What is the age when u can develop sinusitis?can it develop at any age?

Sinusitis: Allergic sinusitis or rhinosinusitis means that the changes are not from a bacterial infection but the term of allergic sinusitis is vague unless referred to as allergic fungal sinusitis. Acute sinusitis may be caused by a viral or bacterial infection but chronic usually involves a bacterial infection. Sinusitis may occur at any age but many sinuses do not develop until after early infancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 could help in viral or allergic sinusitis?

What could help in viral or allergic sinusitis?

Sinusiris: Denotes inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and the nasal cavity too in most cases, so saline nasal washes, steroid nasal sprays, and systemic antihistamines would help, in either viral or allergic disease, if bacterial infection kicks in, so antibiotics will be needed to hasten recovery, in either case you need to see your doctor / ENT specialist, best wishes ...Read more

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What is an allergic fungal sinusitis in a child?

What is an allergic fungal sinusitis in a child?

Allergic fungal inf: Answer: extremely unusual. It is actually not clear to me what this means. Children can get fungal diseases, just like adults, but nowhere near as often. More likely in disease states like cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency, leukemia, etc. There is one particular fungal condition, "aspergillosis", common in asthmatics and can also cause sinus infection, which has "allergic" in its title. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have allergic fungal sinusitis?

Allergic Fungal: Hello, different pathogens can cause sinus disease. Within the sinuses and nasal cavities exist bacteria and fungi. If conditions occur that lead to infection it could be due to either pathogen. Bacterial infections typically resolve with antibiotic therapy. If sinusitis persists, a resistant bacterium or fungal infection may be present. Culture and/or ct scan will help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get sinusitis from a cat if you are not allergic to it?

Can you get sinusitis from a cat if you are not allergic to it?

Unlikely: Allergy causes inflammation around the opening to the sinus which may cause an infection. If you aren't allergic, that is unlikely. ...Read more

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Is there is any treatment for allergic sinusitis?

Is there is any treatment for allergic sinusitis?

Meds or Shots: If allergies are casuing repeated episodes of sinusitis... Get the allergies treated with antihistamines or nasal steroids. Immunotherapy (shots) may also be very beneficial in treating allergies which may reduce the number of sinus infections you get. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis just an allergic reaction to something?

Crummy sinuses: Sinusitis is inflammation of one or more of the sinus cavities. Chronic imples a long duration. Although allergy can be a cause, so can non-allergic inflammation and chronic infection. Less common causes could include ge reflux (extra-esophageal reflu), NSAID sensitivity, or possibly a tumor. ...Read more

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I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?

I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?

Chroinc sinusitis: See an allergist to test for allergy and optimize treatment. Patient with severe allergic rhinitis gets chronic sinusitis due to obstruction of the outflow tracts of paranasal sinuses. ...Read more

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I have acute sinusitis, the dr prescribed augmentin and I took 5 pills, I am allergic to it how long will it remain in my system I am severely sick, dizzy vomiting, lethargic, nausea. I just want to know how long until I may start feeling better. I quit t

I have acute sinusitis, the dr prescribed augmentin and I took 5 pills, I am allergic to it how long will it remain in my system I am severely sick, dizzy vomiting, lethargic, nausea. I just want to know how long until I may start feeling better. I quit t

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) : Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should be cleared from your system about 6 to 12 hours after taking it. I am concerned that your symptoms may have been from something other than an Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy; which is usually characterized by a rash, hives, or in more severe cases shortness of breath. Dizziness, vomiting, lethargy, and nausea sound more like a gastroenteritis or stomach flu.
If you are not better by now, you should visit your primary care provider for a follow up visit.
Take care. ...Read more

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Can allergic sinusitis lead to chronic sinus problem for a 3-year-old child?

Can allergic sinusitis lead to chronic sinus problem for a 3-year-old child?

No: Children don't develop sinuses until around age 8, so no sinus to get infected or have'sinusitis' before that. A 3-year old just has a lot of colds (normal) and maybe some allergies. ...Read more

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Dr said I have chronic sinusitis/allergic rhinitis. What's difference? She used terms interchangeably. What's best next step post-diagnosis?

Dr said I have chronic sinusitis/allergic rhinitis. What's difference? She used terms interchangeably. What's best next step post-diagnosis?

Linked but not same.: Allergic rhinitis (AR) occurs when you breathe in something to which you are allergic (indoor or outdoor allergens), and the inside of your nose becomes inflamed and swollen. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining inside the sinuses which can be acute or chronic. AR and sinusitis are linked to each other, because AR causes your nose to become blocked, and in turn blocks the sinuses. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics a must if Sinusitis lasts more than ten days? I'm allergic to many and have a C Diff history. C Diff free for year but nervous of atx.

Are antibiotics a must if Sinusitis lasts more than ten days? I'm allergic to many and have a C Diff history. C Diff free for year but nervous of atx.

Not a must: I would not say they are a must. Our guidelines recommend treatment for sinusitis for symptoms of a cold persisting between 10 to 14 days with no improvement. That said, I prefer waiting the 14 days in patients who are not febrile, without facial pain and erythema. I would take this approach especially in a patient with multiple allergies and a c diff history. Feel better! ...Read more

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Does allergic conjunctivitis cause vision loss? Does it just cause press. Type pain? Hv sinusitis optomet. Looked smd fine said. Pain is excruciating

Does allergic conjunctivitis cause vision loss? Does it just cause press. Type pain? Hv sinusitis optomet. Looked smd fine said. Pain is excruciating

Get examined now!: Allergic conjunctivitis typically causes itching, irritation, and reddening, but not pressure type pain and certainly not vision loss. Maybe the pain is due to the sinusitis, not directly from the eye (?). If you're really losing vistion in that eye, contact the doctor's office immediately, or visit a local emergency room or urgent care clinic ASAP. Don't wait until morning. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've got allergic rhinitis and maybe sinusitis; so have to take antibiotics?

I've got allergic rhinitis and maybe sinusitis; so have to take antibiotics?

Not if treated: The sinus inflammation caused by allergies makes a great environment for bacteria to grow. That is why people with uncontrolled allergies are at greater risk for sinus infections, and wind up taking antibiotics more often than non-allergic people. Keeping the allergies under good control by avoiding your allergens and using nasal steroid sprays will help prevent recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Usually: Usually, allergic rhinitis, but can also be from chronic sinusitis, the latter also associated with headaches around the affected sinuses. ...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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Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non-allergic rhinitis? Or chronic sinusitis?

Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non-allergic rhinitis? Or chronic sinusitis?

It means chronic: Rhinitis, whether allergic or not, allergist evaluation and probably allergy testing would tell, sinusitis can accompany Rhinitis but again, physician evaluation and probably imaging studies would confirm the diagnosis, goodluck ...Read more

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Pain above eyebrows & behind eyes when moving my eyes back & forth. Started after being exposed to a dog, which I'm allergic to. Sinusitis? What 2 do?

Pain above eyebrows & behind eyes when moving my eyes back & forth. Started after being exposed to a dog, which I'm allergic to. Sinusitis? What 2 do?

Unusual: Usually when one is allergic to dog, the reaction subside after a few hours and the type of pain you described is not expected. If the problem persists for >2 days, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Went from loratadine claratin To Zyrtec To finally Xyzal (levocetirizine). The first 2 meds didn't help much. Is Xyzal (levocetirizine) more effective?

Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.  Went from loratadine claratin To Zyrtec To finally Xyzal (levocetirizine). The first 2 meds didn't help much. Is Xyzal (levocetirizine) more effective?

Allergy treatment: Basically, claritin, loratidine, zyrtec, allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) are all 2nd generation antihistamines. If your symptoms are not controlled on these, you may need to be given intranasal steroids like flonase, nasonex or other treatments like singular, and also trying regular nasal saline. If still no improvement, time to see the allergist. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to dogs, yet have dogs so i have chronic allergies. Can this also cause chronic sinusitis? My CT scan showed mucosal thickening.

I'm allergic to dogs, yet have dogs so i have chronic allergies. Can this also cause chronic sinusitis? My CT scan showed mucosal thickening.

Yes: Patients with allergic rhinitis are at high risk of also developing chronic sinusitis. Mucosal thickening on the CT scan in the setting of nasal congestion, facial pressure, and nasal discharge for several months are all indicative of chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can there be chronic allergic sinusitis with only significant nasal congestion and malaise without any apparent mucus or nasal discharge?

Can there be chronic allergic sinusitis with only significant nasal congestion and malaise without any apparent mucus or nasal discharge?

Yes: You are basically describing chronic sinusitis. Patients with chronic sinusitis typically don't have the nasal discharge that you get with allergies or acute sinusitis. But it can lead to chronic nasal stuffiness/congestion/malaise. The Best study for diagnosis: coronal ct of sinuses without contrast — essential for diagnosis. ...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?

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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Blood test normal. Nuero exam normal. Diangosis sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. Still feel off balance and forehead pressure. Should I rule out brain tumor?

Blood test normal. Nuero exam normal. Diangosis sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. Still feel off balance and forehead pressure. Should I rule out brain tumor?

I have already answe: Your question has been answered. You can definitely wait for 1, 2 or 3 weeks in which case your sinus related symptoms will resolve. But if you had anything like a brain tumor the symptoms will get worse in a few weeks. You have both choices... Wait and watch or act sooner than later. Choice is yours! ...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?

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 medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read more

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What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read more

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What is sinusitis ?

What is sinusitis
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Sinus infection: Sinus infections are caused by blockage of the sinus cavities. These may be bacterial or viral in nature. Symptoms include fevers, malaise, nasal congestion, & pressure in the face and cheek area. Depending on the cause and severity, treatments include nasal rinses, antibiotics and steroids. ...Read more

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Who treats sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Hello. Any doctor or physician extender such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant can treat sinusitis. An ENT doctor is a specialist in sinonasal disorders who can treat sinusitis with aggressive medicine or possibly with surgery. ...Read more

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What causes sinusitis?

What causes sinusitis?

Various: There are many possible causes of sinusitis, including but not limited to infection, allergies, inflammatory disease, problems with the anatomy (shape) of the sinuses, even masses. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis?

How to cure sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more