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Does resting when mildly ill shorten the illness? (conversely, does working extend the time with symptoms)? It seems I can always force myself to work when I have allergy symptoms, head cold, sinus infection, etc. But does it pay?

Does resting when mildly ill shorten the illness? (conversely, does working extend the time with symptoms)? It seems I can always force myself to work when I have allergy symptoms, head cold, sinus infection, etc. But does it pay?

No - go to work!: Seriously, you need to define a difference between not feeling well and being "sick". Mild viral illnesses come and go but a serious infection (pneumonia or kidney for example) requires rest. Ask yourself if you would want to have lunch with yourself when sick, that is a good litmus test. More important, you do need rest regularly (sleep 7-8 hours) to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Why are my ears ringing, but no flu symptoms nor allergies, nor sinus problems?

Why are my ears ringing, but no flu symptoms nor allergies, nor sinus problems?

Hearing loss: Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, can be caused by many things. High pitched hearing loss as well as ear infections, loud noise exposure and tumors can cause tinnitus. Go see your nearest ENT physician. ...Read more

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Could you please help me to remove symptoms of sinus allergy?

Could you please help me to remove symptoms of sinus allergy?

Multifactor: Is it year round or seasonal , ? If get rid of allergen , the best , or can block the histamine release by nasalchrome nose spray 4 times a day or singulair (montelukast) or traet symtoms antihistamin and steroid nose spray if infected then antibiotics last one allery shots so go see an allergist. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus or allergies don't no witch one it is should I b worried bout something serous happening with this symptom?

I'm having sinus or allergies don't no witch one it is should I b worried bout something serous happening with this symptom?

Allergies: Allergies, depending on their severity can be a nuisance but also if severe can result in significant comorbidities, such as sinusitis, asthma, ear infections, etc. See an allergist, get tested and identify what triggers your symptoms and discuss a treatment plan with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had laryngitis that lasts over a week 4 separate times in the past six months with no other symptoms of a cold/sinus/or allergies. What coulditbe?

I've had laryngitis that lasts over a week 4 separate times in the past six months with no other symptoms of a cold/sinus/or allergies. What coulditbe?

Vocal cord disease: If by 'laryngitis' you mean 'loss of voice or hoarseness' then you may have a vocal cord/larynx problem. The possible diagnoses are: vocal nodule, polyp, ge -reflux or tumor. You need to see an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor to get evaluated. The ENT can pass a small scope down to the vocal cords to get the correct diagnosis. If you are a smoker, this is a good time to quit. Hope you are better! ...Read more

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How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

Allergies/sinusitis: It can be difficult to differentiate. Allergy symptoms usually are runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy and irritated throat. Chronic sinusitis is mostly thick discharge, nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Ultimately, it may be necessary to see an ENT allergist or Allergy/immunologist to do thorough history exam, possibly imaging and allergy testing. ...Read more

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Is cetirizine 10mg or singular 10 mg better for sinus allergy or cold symptoms? I'm comin down with something maybe a cold.

Is cetirizine 10mg or singular 10 mg better for sinus allergy or  cold symptoms? I'm comin down with something maybe a cold.

Neither are ideal: The gold standard treatment for allergic rhinitis are daily intranasal corticosteroid sprays and not antihistamines or Singulair (montelukast). Cetirizine and Singulair (montelukast) can be used as adjunctive therapy, but are not first line. Cold symptoms from a virus is another story, best treated with symptomatic management including rest, hydration, saline rinses, time, etc. ...Read more

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I've been treated for impetigo in the nose twice, it's back again. I developed sinus allergy type symptoms since the first infection. What's the cure?

I've been treated for impetigo in the nose twice, it's back again. I developed sinus allergy type symptoms since the first infection. What's the cure?

Nasal hygiene !: You have to treat it more aggressively with antibiotics by mouth and intranasal antibiotic cream! staph impetigo tend to colonize the nasal cavity and emerge after antibiotics is completed! twice a day bactroban intranasal x 5 days repeated for 6 months tend to decrease nasal colonization! regards! ...Read more

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I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?

I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?

Yes: There are many nasal sprays that could be helpful. Saline sprays may help flush the nose out and let the cilia of the nasal lining work more effectively. Topical nasal steroids sprays have been shown to be some of the most effective nasal allergy medicines to treat chronic sinusitis and improve nasal congestion and drainage. There are topical antihistamine proven effective as well. ...Read more

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Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?

Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?

See ENT ASAP: Mastoiditis may develop in some people and can be a difficult condition to treat with surgery often needed. I presume however that you do know where the mastoid is located otherwise it may also be from an inflammation of the salivary gland or a tumor along the side of the face. ...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