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In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?
Rhinosinusitis: Sinus pain, congestion and headache are signs of rhinosinusitis. Cigarette smoke like other air pollutants play as irritants. The inflamed nasal and sinus mucosa get irritated easily and more inflamed when it exposure to pollutants. Therefore, you should seek help treating rhinosinusitis first. Several etiologies can cause rhinosinusitis with the most common one is allergies. ...Read more
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
I have sinus allergies. I haven't had any sinus pain this year. But I have a lot of green mucus coming it of my nose. How can I stop that.
Allergy vs infection: Allergies usually have clear nasal discharge, sneezing, itching and congestion. In morning, mucus may be green from oxidation, but should become clear. Allergy treatments like antihistamines should help. If mucus persists green or does not improve with antihistamines, an evaluation for sinus infection is prudent to determine if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
Have sinus pain. No fever or colored drainage. Nasal psgs clear. Some clear drainage. What causes this? Allergy? Air too dry? How do I fix this?
Yesterday allergies went crazy with sneezing and sudden faucet nose all night. Today heavy yellow mucus and severe sinus pain. Cold or sinus inf.?
Sinus pain (forehead, bridge of nose, ear plugged) 2 courses of anti-b have not helped. Sinus xray shows nothing. I don't have allergies.??
See a neurologist.: Shocking as it may seem, nearly three-fourths of the pts who present to an ENT office with diagnosis of "sinus" turn out to really have a headache; might be a bad headache, even a migraine, but "sinusitis" is way over diagnosed, leading to too many courses of unnecessary antibiotics. There may be many reasons for headaches (which by definition means an ache or pain somewhere in the head). ...Read more
Diag w/strep throat 1 wk ago, pen vk 3 x daily. Forgot meds for 24 hrs y-day. Tonsils hurt. Pollen w/sinus pain & drain. Allergies or strep returning?
Painful tonsils: It takes 10 days to fully eradicate the strep germ the pain could be due to dripping allergies as well as strep. Finish your prescribed dose of medicine and then get re-evaluated. ...Read more
When I have a blocked nose and sinus pain I take cold and flu tablets and they help It when I take allergie ones they don't does this mean its colds?
Not necessarily: Cold tablet usually contains a decongestant when antihistamine does not. Since oral antihistamine does not decongest the nose, whether you have allergy or not cannot be solely differentiated by the drug response. Allergy does not usually cause a fever, loss of appetite, or extreme fatigue however. ...Read more
I had a headache and sinus pain for a week before my vacation, on vacation it went away, now I'm back an its back along with forearm hives. Allergies?
If you are allergic to something in your home area (indoor or outdoor), being away in a totally different environment would keep you away from the allergens. Having said that, hives from pollen, dust mites, pet exposure are unusual but I have seen them with mold exposure. Is there any evidence of water damage at your home?
See an allergist if your symptoms are that othersome. ...Read more
Are extreme fatigue, sinus pain/pressure&body aches signs of fall mold allergy (from falling leaves)? I feel awful and it seems to happen every fall.
Chronic fatigue: You need to see and Internist to see what is going on. ...Read more
Could teeth clenching and grinding be causing sinus pain and inflammation? Doctors have ruled out allergies and infection.
Clenching or grinding called bruxing can lead to pain that appears to be coming from the sinuses. Other symptoms for nighttime bruxing include the pain being worse in the morning.
I would suggest seeing a dentist who can diagnose and treat your symptoms. If your dentist can't look for a dentist at www. Aaop. Org or www. Aacfp. Org. ...Read more
I get terrible barometric pressure headaches. Don't have allergies or get stuffy or runny nose. Would balloon sinus procedure help sinus pain/pressure?
Sinus infection or just allergies? Yellow congestion, mild cough at night, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. No sinus pain. Had this 2 weeks now.
Can be either/both: Time to see your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Pressure: Sinus pain often occurs because there is inflammation that lead to swelling of the nasal anatomy. Often there is my enough space for this swelling and things touch when they shouldn't. This leads to pain and pressure. When you lean over the sinus become more engorged with blood and that causes further swelling and this worsening pain/pressure. ...Read more
See your doctor: Chronic sinus pain has a number of possible causes. The simplest is allergy or chronic sinusitis. However there are other causes that can require treatment including surgery. One simple method for clearing out your sinuses is the use of saline irrigation (neti pot and the like). This can be acquired at pharmacy and used at home. Decongestants can help with discomfort, but not long term solutions. ...Read more
Yes: Sinusitis/allergic rhinitis can be treated with antibiotics for sinus infection and inhaled steroids (beclamethasone)/antihistamines (e.g. Astelin). Cough is often due to bronchitis/airway hyperreactivity and can be treated with inhaled steroids/antibiotics and stepwise asthma treatment. Evalution could start with breathing function tests, xrays (chest/sinuses), cultures of throat/sinus/sputum. ...Read more
Saline: Saline irrigations will help flush out the mucus and infection. ...Read more
Afrin (oxymetazoline): If you are traveling with a cold, take along a bottle of afrin (oxymetazoline) or Neo-Synephrine to quickly decongest the nose during altitude changes. These medications are available in the airport gift shops. They should not be used for more than 3-5 days in a row. Balloon sinus dilation may help if this is frequent. ...Read more
Not generally: The pain usually occurs as a result of a pressure differential between your nose and the sinus cavity, suggesting there may be partial blockage of the sinus drainage. Use of a netti pot, other sinus irrigation or a decongestant might be helpful. If this does not work, see your local ENT doctor. ...Read more
Not usually: If not fitted correctly, dentures can cause gingival ulcerations. A simple adjustment usually fixes the issue. Then again, without knowing your situation, maybe the denture is impinging on a nerve which is referring pain to your sinuses. See your dentist for further advice. ...Read more
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
Sinusitis can do it: When the sinuses are inflamed, they can cause different things to occur: headache, plugged ears, stuffed nose, feeling like your teeth hurt. So yes, if the maxillary sinuses are inflamed, it could feel like it's near the ears, or inside the ears. If you're experiencing a high level of discomfort, see your doctor, so they can do a full head, ears, eyes, nose, throat examination, and give you more information about this. ...Read more
Depends: It can. Depends on the case. You list under history - sinus pain, weakness, cough. So sounds like you have a sinus problem. It can affect just one side. If you have other jaw symptoms like pain in the ear, joint noises, limited oral opening - you might have a TMJ problem. See DDS about that. ...Read more
Probably unrelated: Retinal holes are usually causes by physical problems within the eye, such as the vitreous gel pulling on the retina and causing a tear. Most cases of retinal holes are of unknown cause and are not usually associated with medical conditions. Symptoms of nausea, headache and sinus pain could be anything from migraine to influenza, and a medical examination would be needed to diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Bacterial vs viral?: Many times the symptoms you describe will simply be viral in nature and will resolve with time and conservative care. However, if the symptoms include fever, chills, pain etc then you may want to be properly evaluated for a possible bacterial infection that will require further treatment such as antibiotics. I would recommend a proper evaluation if these symptoms are present. ...Read more
Diagnosis: The best advice I can give you is to see an ENT specialist and have an appropriate diagnosis. The ENT specialist can document three things. 1.) a specific and proper diagnosis, 2.) perhaps a cat scan to document that diagnosis and 3.) appropriate medical or surgical treatment based on the diagnosis. Remember, always, diagnosis precedes treatment. ...Read more
Can a 'normal' headache, or headache caused by sinus pain turn into a migraine, if left untreated for too long?
Sinus headaches are caused by increased pressure in the sinuses, usually by some sort of blockage. Migraines arise from different processes, though it hey are not fully understood.
That said, untreated can sometimes lead to potentially serious consequences. So sinus infections that last for more than a few days or get worse should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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