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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 there any good ways to prevent frequent sinus infections with bronchitis?

Are there any good ways to prevent frequent sinus infections with bronchitis?

Keep the nose workin: Over the counter decongestants regularly, a vaporizor at bed time, salene nasal spray.
The nose is the guardian of your lungs. As sure as you plug up your nose you may be looking at the bronchitis. ...Read more

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I have had 2 sinus infections in less than 2 months and also bronchitis. My family and I keep getting sick. Is there anything to do to prevent this.

I have had 2 sinus infections in less than 2 months and also bronchitis. My family and I keep getting sick. Is there anything to do to prevent this.

Possibly: You can try to humidify your airways with cool mist humidifier, you can use a netti cup to irrigate your sinuses. Wash your hands often, and eat lots of vegetables and fruit.
If it continues, you should have your immune system checked as well as allergy testing. ...Read more

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What exactly is sinus infections and how do we get them? Why do they return? Is it possible for it to be bronchitis

What exactly is sinus infections and how do we get them? Why do they return? Is it possible for it to be bronchitis

Sinuses: The paranasal sinuses are cavities in the skull lined by ciliated mucous membranes. They connect to the nose and throat. When they are partially obstructed they can become infected and this is called sinusitis. Bronchitis is completely different, and involves the passageway into the lungs. ...Read more

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Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall I would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more

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I'm a teacher and I have had 5-6 ear/ sinus infections since oct. Only one antibiotic works and its hard on my system. What can I do?

I'm a teacher and I have had 5-6 ear/ sinus infections since oct. Only one antibiotic works and its hard on my system. What can I do?

Sinus infections: Find out what you are allergic to and treat that. An ENT doctor can help you. They can also see if you have an anatomical abnormality which predisposes you to an infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks!

Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks!

Advocare +meds: Hi ~ I looked this up the other day because another person asked. I did not see anything in the ingredients that would cause any problem with your meds. The only TOXIC issue was suggesting that the "colon cleanses" do any good at all. Frankly, I think its todays greatest scam. Use metamucil to bulk and increase roughage in diet and exercise. The GUT was designed by a genius. Its self cleansing! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks so much!

Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks so much!

No Advocare: I would not use Advocare. It is not FDA approved. It isn't proven to be safe or effective. Also, there are no "quick fixes" for weight control, getting energized, etc. Fad diets only result in the weight being gained back later after the diet is over. You are taking a relatively low dose of Effexor (venlafaxine). Have you asked your doctor about possibly increasing your dose, as well as about your other issues? ...Read more

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I'm prone to sinus infections. I have had a sore throat and sinus pain for 2 days. Do I need anti biotics?

No: You need a proper diagnosis. If you have a sinus infection it is properly diagnosed with a ct scan. If you have chronic sinusitis, you may need surgery to open the drainage opening between your sinus and nasal cavity.
See an ENT surgeon for a complete sinus evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy or treatment for sinus infections?

What is the best remedy or treatment for sinus infections?

Right diagnosis: There are many misconceptions about sinus disease and overlap with headache. If you are having purulent nasal drainage, fever and obstruction, you can try a short course of afrin 2 sprays 2x a day for three days only. Take some Motrin for pain. Antibiotics can help for bacterial sinusitis and ideally should be guided by culture. If you have pain with chewing, TMJ may be an issue. Soft diet, motrin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinus infections? I have had a couple sinus infections in the past. I had different treatments each time. Is there any one treatment that is better or quicker? .

Typically: Typically bacterial sinus infections are managed with antibiotics. There are several antibiotic options depending upon your sensitivity and suspected infective agent. Severe chronic sinus problems may be managed with surgical procedures to improve drainage or remove the lining of the sinus. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel rundown when I've got reoccurring sinus infections?

Why do I always feel rundown when I've got reoccurring sinus infections?

Not uncommon: Sinus infections are known to affect quality of life beyond the nose and face: poor sleep, chronic fatigue, and other systemic symptoms. See an ENT if you have recurrent infections to get to the bottom of why that is the case. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent sinus infections?

What could cause frequent sinus infections?

Multiple things: Frequent colds (uri), nasal allergies, hay fever, smoking, nasal polyps, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, and foreign material in the nose (common in kids) can lead to sinus infections. ...Read more

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What is the most effective remedy for sinus infections?

Remedy: Hello. I wish your question was easy to answer. Unfortunately each patient is different and needs a expert to guide therapy. It may be specific antibiotics, allergy treatment, steroids, or even surgery. See your ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my frequent sinus infections?

What could be the cause of my frequent sinus infections?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors (iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sinus infections feel like symptoms of a uti?

Usually not....: Sinus infections generally cause midfacial pain, which can be associated with discolored purulent nasal drainge and a low grade tremperature, uti, or urinary tract infection can give you symptoms of frequency, pain on urination and usually a temperature. ...Read more

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I keep getting sinus infections after maxillary surgery, why?

It depends: It really depends on what kind of maxillary surgery you had. If the drainage opening from your sinus to your nose is blocked it can contribute to chronic infections. You may need to have your sinus irrigated to clear this but really need to see your surgeon to make a diagnosis as to why you are having problems. I would also advise that you stop smoking as this will aggravate your sinus ...Read more

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Can a sinus infections reacurrance happen if you don't get treatment!

Yes: If you have a sinus infection that is inadequately treated, it can flare up again. It can also occur even with adequate treatment. If you have a vulnerability and exposure to an infectious agent, the infection will recur. ...Read more

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Frequent sinus infections! Need OTC treatment?

Frequent sinus infections! Need OTC treatment?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors (iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more

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Will using cpap machine cause sinus infections?

Will using cpap machine cause sinus infections?

See below: If the water reservoir is dirty or not cleaned properly it is possible. Keep it clean by replacing the water every night in addition to cleaning it at least every week, otherwise bacteria and fungi can grow in it which may cause allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. So try to keep your CPAP machine in good shape and it will help! ...Read more

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Do you know any vitamins good for sinus infections?

No: Vitamins do not cure infection antibiotics an drainage do ...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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Can sinus infections produce muscles spasms on face?

In short, no: A true bacterial sinus infection will not cause skin changes unless the infection spreads into the cheek. This is usually with redness and swelling, no spasms.

If you are having facial pain (often attributed to "sinusitis") and facial spasms, you may want to see a neurologist and/or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any vitamins good for sinus infections?

Can you tell me any vitamins good for sinus infections?

D?: Although vitamin supplementation is not strictly necessary with a well balanced diet and while there is no proven benefit from a particular vitamin for acute sinusitis, there may be a correlation between low vitamin d levels and certain inflammatory conditions such as chronic sinusitis with polyps or asthma. That being said, there is no proof that taking vitamin d treats these conditions ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more