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Sinus infection no congestion or cough?

Sinus infection no congestion or cough?

Neti pot: Consider using a neti pot. You can also add a drop or two of sski or lugol's to the salt water. Too much iodine can make it sting. Rinse sinuses twice daily or more if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can sinus issues, like an infection, trigger or make migraine symptoms worse?

Can sinus issues, like an infection, trigger or make migraine symptoms worse?

Migraine triggers: Yes. There are many triggers to migraine headaches. You should keep a journal and try to identify the triggers to avoid migraines. Usually you will need treatment by your doctor for migraine headahes. Be sure to live a healthy lifestyle and do not smoke. Use meditation to relieve stress which is a big trigger of migraines. ...Read more

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How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

Possible: The cause if an upper respiratory infection(sinus / ear) .. Can be transmitted either from child to patent or vice versa... To determine if bacterial infection vs rhinitis.. Length of time, bloody nasal discharge, tender sinuses, headache and even fever are taken into account.., . ...Read more

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Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Secondarily: If you have an allergy which produces swelling in your nostrils this may block drainage from the frontal and maxillary sinuses and this may result in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause sinus infections and migraines?

Stuffy nose: With chronic sinus congestion, pressure changes in sinuses causes severe headaches sometimes. Relieve allergic rhinitis, clean out sinuses, do those nasal irrigations, take your allergy medicines, and your headaches will subside. Go on a plane or dive with sinus congestion and you will be in trouble from the change in pressure. ...Read more

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Allergies or a sinus infection, what's the difference?

Allergies or a sinus infection, what's the difference?

That is a million: dollar question! In theory - allergies are cause by environmental triggers and cause inflammation. A sinus infection is caused by a bug - virus, fungus or bacteria. Many sinus sufferers have allergies - but not all. Some chronic sinusitis is caused by very narrow anatomy in sinus cavities. Careers have been made trying to answer these questions effectively in a given person ...Read more

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Can tmj cause sinusitis like symptoms?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can tmj cause sinusitis like symptoms?

Very common: for patients with TMJ to complain of pain and pressure in their sinuses, despite the fact that there is no sinus pathology present. ...Read more

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Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells. ...Read more

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Can allergies have flu like symptoms?

Can allergies have flu like symptoms?

Allergies don't: Usually make you feel like you have been run over by a mac truck - the way the flu can. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinus and allergy trouble cause kerotoconjunctivitis sicca?

Can chronic sinus and allergy trouble cause kerotoconjunctivitis sicca?

No: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is usually due to inadequate tear production from lacrimal hyposecretion or to excessive tear evaporation. Allergic conjunctivitis usually presents with eye itching and watering. Aging is one of the most common causes of dry eyes because tear production decreases with age. Certain medications and contact lenses have also been implicated. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

Cough asthma inhaler: Wheezing may indicate that you have asthma. An inhaler such as albuterol may be prescribed by your doctor. For nasal congestion, nasal rinses and clearing the nasal passages helps to reduce post nasal drip and cough. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get sinus infections & migraines from allergies?

Can you get sinus infections & migraines from allergies?

Possibly: Certainly, allergies can trigger a sinus infection, especially if the allergies are not well controlled. In general, migraineurs are sensitive to just about anything that alters their routine. That could be lack of sleep, stress, dietary changes, dehydration, and many other things. So, if allergies flare and are not well managed, they could be a migraine trigger. ...Read more

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Tonsil and earache, common cold or sinus problems?

Tonsil and earache, common cold or sinus problems?

Thanks for asking!: If you are saying that you have enlarged tonsils and an earache, it is time for you to be examined by a physician. To answer your question, it could be a more serious bacterial infection, which could include 'sinus problems.' while there are viral infections that can cause similar symptoms, we don't typically see the 'common cold' cause significant tonsillar enlargement or pain. ...Read more

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

Tremor: Not likely, unless it relates to anxiety or after-effects of klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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Can i take clindahexal to treat sinus related infection - symptoms: mucous, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, persistent cough?

Can i take clindahexal to treat sinus related infection - symptoms: mucous, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, persistent cough?

If recommended by MD: Clindamycin (clindahexal) is an antibiotic that can be use in treating sinus infections. Your symptoms and the absence of pain suggest that this may be an allergy rather than an infection and antibiotics may not be be necessary. Allergy treatment and neti pot may work. Clindamycin can have some very serious bowel side effects and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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Earache due to sinus pain, or 2 unrelated infections?

Earache due to sinus pain, or 2 unrelated infections?

Earache: Earache is most often due to pressure in the eustachian tube as the normal ventilating air is reabsorbed due to obstruction and the tube collapses and generates a negative pressure (like suction) stretching the ear drum and sucking it inwards. This is uncomfortable. The same congestion that causes sinusitis can cause blockage of the eustachian tube so these conditions often go together. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more