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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?
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
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
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
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
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
I'm prone 2 sinusitis & alergys. I live in a windy dry climate. What can I do besides keep taking amoxicillan?
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
Can fungal infection cause flare up of allergic rhinitis, congestion, scratchy throat, increased phlegm/mucous production, sinusitis symtoms? Any correlation for any or all of these?
Unlikely: That would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Please let me know if there is any other diagnose for nonstop runny nose (+/- 7months) except allergic & sinusitis for a child 3.5yo?
Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non-allergic rhinitis? Or chronic sinusitis?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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