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Are sinus infections contagious? I have heard yes and no....

Are sinus infections contagious? I have heard yes and no....

Yes and No: Any infection can be transmitted to others via close contact. If the sinusitis produces cough, sneezing, nasal discharge then those particles in that secretions get to your hands, the tissues or clothes used to cover or to their respiratory tract and they may get it. In general if there is no contact with those secretions through cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, saliva ( kisses), hands :no. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Are sinus infections contagious?

Are sinus infections contagious?

Yes: All infections are contagious. After about 24 hrs of antibiotic treatment the infection should not be contagious. ...Read more

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How do you cure sinus infections?

How do you cure sinus infections?

See an ENT doc !: Sinus infections are frequently caused by allergies or the inability of the sinus to drain properly. If the sinus isn't draining properly, and this is the sole reason for your chronic infections, the ENT surgeon will often make the draining hole of the sinus larger. This allows adequate drainage of the sinus which greatly reduces the number of infections. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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What to do about sinus infections?

What to do about sinus infections?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection.If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics.So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is cure acute sinus infections?

What is cure acute sinus infections?

Quinolones: In some cases, the antibiotic Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will work. In severe cases, the quinolone antibiotics such as Avelox or Levaquin are indicated. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Why do sinus infections have an odor?

Why do sinus infections have an odor?

Sinus infection odor: Sinus infections can have an odor from the infected material (pus) in the nose and sinus passages. Inflammation of the nasal lining during the course of an infection may alter one's sense of smell so that most thing smell unpleasant. The sense of taste may be altered as well. ...Read more

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Does flounase work for sinus infections?

Does flounase work for sinus infections?

Not really: Flonase works for allergies. A very stuffy nose can lead to a sinus infection and Flonase might help prevent that. But studies have shown no benefit from inhaled steroids like Flonase once you already have an infection. ...Read more

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Why do sinus infections make you feel badly?

Sinus symptoms: Any infection will tend to make one feel bad, fatigued, etc. Specific symptoms with sinusitis include facial pain, upper teeth pain, headache, nasal congestion, fever, drainage and sore throat. ...Read more

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How come i keep on getting sinus infections so frequently?

How come i keep on getting sinus infections so frequently?

Aperature of sinus: Many people get sinus infections due to allergies. However, chronic rhinosinusitis is often caused by the inability of the sinus to properly drain. This leads to infections. If the sinus is unable to drain properly, then bacteria is unable to escape the confines of the sinus. A procedure commonly performed to aid in sinus draining is to widen the ostium (drainage hole) in the sinus. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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How can I prevent sinus infections ?

Keep nose clear: Rinsing nose with saline solutions such as neil med rinse, followed by nasal steroid spray can help. Determining whether you have significant allergies that cause nasal and sinus congestion can also lead to more choices to prevent sinus infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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