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My mother woke up with her ear bleeding, so can a sinus infection go that far?

My mother woke up with her ear bleeding, so can a sinus infection go that far?

Possible: There are many potential explanations but the most practical thing to do is to have her seen asap by her family doctor or an ENT doctor to determine the cause and severity. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have dry heat. Bleeding cracking nose. Also Green mucus, that makes me stuffy. Do I have a sinus infection?

I have dry heat. Bleeding cracking nose. Also Green mucus, that makes me stuffy. Do I have a sinus infection?

Quite Possibly Sinus: U seem to be dehydrated, never good during infection. Do U have headache, or tender over forehead. Green Mucous does imply a sinus infection that needs anti-biotics. U should see UR doctor right away & be treated If U have no MD, go to internist or ENT MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Why can I smell blood but I'm not bleeding in my nose. I'm also suffering from bad anxiety and am getting over a sinus infection. Someone please help?

Why can I smell blood but I'm not bleeding in my nose. I'm also suffering from bad anxiety and am getting over a sinus infection. Someone please help?

Nose: Usually just resolving nose or sinus inflammation after your infection. Try a saline spay several times a day and a warm mist steam of your nose for a few days. If it persists see your doctor ...Read more

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I believe I have a sinus infection. I have been on a number of courses of Augmentin with no improvement in my blocked sinuses and pain now radiates into my teeth. I also seem to have bleeding gums though I'm not sure if the gingivitis is associated but I d

I believe I have a sinus infection. I have been on a number of courses of Augmentin with no improvement in my blocked sinuses and pain now radiates into my teeth. I also seem to have bleeding gums though I'm not sure if the gingivitis is associated but I d

You need an exam: Someone needs more information, history and a physical exam to help figure this out. Please go back to your original doctor. It is usually not helpful to see different people each time. If your gums are bleeding, you should see a dentist. Most sinus infection occur in patients with allergic rhinitis. If you are not already, start a nasal steroid and antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T ...Read more

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What is a sinus infection?

You have: Several hollow bones in the face that give resonance to the voice. They are lined with mucous membrane that secretes mucus. If a germ gets in it causes an infection and that is called sinus infection. ...Read more

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What to do for my sinus infection?

Supportive care: Unless you've had your sinus infection for > 2 weeks or are having severe symptoms such as fever, antibiotics aren't indicated; just use pain relief and decongestants. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sinus infection?

Can you die from a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Some of the central nervous system complications of sinusitis can create life-threatening conditions. These are relatively uncommon, but quite severe when they happen. ...Read more

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How to get a sinus infection cured?

How to get a sinus infection cured?

Time: Most sinus infections will eventually get better on their own. Meanwhile for relief of symptoms, use a salin nasal spray and/or a neti pot. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

Saline rinse: The best treatment for an upper respiratory infection is to rinse your sinuses out with saline. Use either something like'simply saline' that shoots a continuous stream of saline or something like the 'netty pot' or the 'neil med sinus rinse'. Twice a day is a good place to start but it is only saline and it can be used a lot more often. Sleep is really what cures colds, so rest up. ...Read more

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How should I cure a sinus infection?

Viral or bacterial: Most sinus infections are viral and will resolve with or without treatment. Fluids, analgesics and tincture of time. Serious bacterial sinus infections need to be evaluated by a physician and may need scans/cultures to appropriately treat. See your doctor is you have significant sinus pain, fever, visual changes, dental pain, ear pain, or other concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I always have sinus infection?

? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read more

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Is diarea a sign of a sinus infection?

Sinusitis symptoms: Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial pressure or pain, ear pain or pressure, fever, fatigue, bad breath, loss of smell, and cough to name a few. Diarrhea is not a typical symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sinus infection?

How to know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever.

Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

Cold symptoms > 10 d: Bacterial sinus infections are usually a complication of a head cold. If you've treated your head cold symptoms with over the counter medicines longer than 7 to 10 days and your symptoms are not getting better, especially if you have fever, frontal headache, facial pain, and bloody discolored nasal drainage, you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

Face and nasal: If you've had a cold for more than 7 days... It's likely a sinus infection. Typical symptoms: headache/facial pain and pressure; nasal stuffiness and congestion; discolored nasal discharge; throat pain; ear pain; tooth pain; fatigue. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a sinus infection?

How to know if you have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever.

Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more