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Can a sinus infection be bad enough to infect my mouth and facial bones but I don't cough or sneeze a lot, or have a fever? Bloody nose some mornings.

Can a sinus infection be bad enough to infect my mouth and facial bones but I don't cough or sneeze a lot, or have a fever? Bloody nose some mornings.

Usually not: This sounds like something much more than a typical sinus infection. Sounds like you need to see a doctor and possibly get a ct scan of the facial bones and/or sinus. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 give you lots of nose bleeds? I have one according to my doc he gave levofloxacin for it, but nose still bleeds a lot

Can a sinus infection give you lots of nose bleeds? I have one according to my doc he gave levofloxacin for it, but nose still bleeds a lot

Not likely: Sinus infections are known for causing fever, pressure sensation, and pain/headache; nosebleeds are not a common symptom. I would definitely get a second opinion, consider going to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection be on just one side of the head? Is it 'normal' to smell a weird smell & have nose bleeds down throat? What about ear/eye pain?

See ENT ASAP: Yes, sinus infections may be unilateral. Your symptoms are not normal. See an ENT specialist soon. This is not likely to improve without treatment, and may get worse. ...Read more

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I have a cold for about a 9 days. It is not going away. Green mucus from nose and throat. Blood in nose. Facial pain and cough. Sinus infection?

I have a cold for about a 9 days. It is not going away. Green mucus from nose and throat. Blood in nose. Facial pain and cough. Sinus infection?

Good chance: After nine days and with the facial pain developing, it is certainly possible that you have a sinus infection. Even so, it is still possibly viral if you are a non-smoker. I would see your doctor or urgent care tomorrow and in the meantime, try the neti-pot or nasal saline spray, ibuprofen and dayquil/nyquil. ...Read more

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Are nosebleeds common when you have a sinus infection?

Are nosebleeds common when you have a sinus infection?

Yes: Anything that irritates your nasal membranes or causes excess dryness can cause nosebleeds. Colds, sinus infections, allergies, cold dry air, nasal polyps, and sniffing or inhaling irritating substances into the nose can all cause nose bleeds. Very high blood pressure can also cause nosebleeds. So can a low platelet count or other blood clotting problem. ...Read more

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It feels like I may have or have had a sinus infection. Will this potentially impact my asthma? Could this be why I'm having almost daily nosebleeds?

It feels like I may have or have had a sinus infection. Will this potentially impact my asthma? Could this be why I'm having almost daily nosebleeds?

Rhino=sinusitis does: Nose bleeds by themselves do not necessarily affect asthma. Nose bleeds may also be the result of hypertension. However, nasal allergy and sinusitis have a significant effect on the severity of asthma. You are on no nasal medication. See an allergist and/or ear nose and throat specialist asap. In the meantime use nasal saline spray and a lubricant such as rhinaris, nasogel, or ocean gel. ...Read more

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Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

You: Probably will not bleed enough from a sinus infection to cause light headiness. With sinuses, sometimes balance mechanism in inner ear get involved. Blood also comes from broken capillaries in your nasal passages. Recommend see ENT if bleeding persist. ...Read more

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I had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. Could anything else be happening?

I had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. Could anything else be happening?

Not likely: Dry air in winter often contributes to nose bleeds. If the problem persists, you should see an ENT specialist who may cauterize the area the usually bleeds. ...Read more

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They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?

They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?

Yes: With a sinonasal infection, the mucous membrane of the nose and sinuses is inflamed. It is extremely common to have bloody discharge or even some heavier nosebleeds. Treat the sinus infection as directed by your doctor, but don't forget increased oral fluids and nasal saline irrigations to flush out the nose and sinuses. ...Read more

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I think I've had a sinus infection for about a week now because the mucus in 1 side of my nose is entirely bloody, is this a really bad thing?

I think I've had a sinus infection for about a week now because the mucus in 1 side of my nose is entirely bloody, is this a really bad thing?

Could be: Bleeding for a week is never a good thing. You may have a sinus infection but a presenting symptom of that isn't typically bleeding. I'd suggest a visit to your primary healthcare provider for an evaluation and recommendations for follow-up. ...Read more

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I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. Inside of my nose is raw, crusty, bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?

I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. Inside of my nose is raw, crusty, bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?

Yes: Saline spray can help tremendously. If using mist, use throughout the day (at least 6-8 times) and if using irrigation (neti-pot), use at least twice/day. Can also apply petrolatum intranasally (Vaseline or Aquaphor). ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

Your: Your sinuses may be draining, or you may be getting another infection. You can try saline nasal spray, and a humidifer or even a steam room to clear this up. There are also "netti pots", which you can ask your pharmacist about that can help drain your sinuses. If a patient has persistent sinus pain, fever, or vomiting, then they should consult with their physician. ...Read more

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Should I exercise/ do sports if I have a stuffy nose and sinus infection?

Should I exercise/ do sports if I have a stuffy nose and sinus infection?

Should be safe..: As long as you don't have systemic symptoms like fever and as long as you can breathe clearly.

On the other hand, if you truly have pink eye as described in your profile, you should stay home until your symptoms clear up, as this is highly contagious.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had right side maxillary cyst removed 2013 all was fine until I started getting a constant runny/blocked nose and sinus infection after another?

Had right side maxillary cyst removed 2013 all was fine until I started getting a constant runny/blocked nose and sinus infection after another?

Sinusitis: Unfortunately, just because you had a maxillary sinus cyst removed does not stop you from having issues with allergies and/or recurrent sinusitis. You need to have a thorough allergy evaluation and should be sure that you are being given appropriate antibiotic and adjunctive therapy to help reduce or eliminate sinus infections. You should see an ENT/allergy doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a maxillary cyst removed in August 2013 ever since then I've had blocked runny nose and sinus infection only on right side what do you think?

I had a maxillary cyst removed in August 2013 ever since then I've had blocked runny nose and sinus infection only on right side what do you think?

Where was cyst?: If the cyst was on the right side and you are still symptomatic, I would return to your surgeon and discuss the problem. Without seeing your nose and or a CAT scan of your sinuses, I can only suggest that your symptoms are consistent with chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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What to do about a sinus infection in my nose?

What to do about a sinus infection in my nose?

It is not in the nos: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. I f 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 consault your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I relieve facial pain from a sinus infection/soreness alongside nose?

How do I relieve facial pain from a sinus infection/soreness alongside nose?

Evaluation Needed: The symptoms you have mentioned can from a myriad of pathology's so go to your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have snuffy running nose with a heacache. Could this mean I ettin a sinus infection?

I have snuffy running nose with a heacache. Could this mean I ettin a sinus infection?

Maybe: This symptoms could be seen either in a sinus infection (sinusitis) or nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis). If you can't name any environmental triggers of your symptoms and these symptoms persist despite some over the counter solutions, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and my nose is really sore to the touch is there anything I can take to ease the pain?

I have a sinus infection and my nose is really sore to the touch is there anything I can take to ease the pain?

Nasal Pain: Greetings, intense nasal pain with a sinus infection should be evaluated by your medical specialist. A nasal vestibulitis may be present. This is usually caused by a Staph bacteria and will need targeted antibiotic therapy by mouth and I usually prescribe a topical ointment as well. Ibuprofen may also help for pain and inflammation. Please see your doctor. These infections can get tricky. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip but no nose congestion. How should I treat it? I think I might be getting a sinus infection.

Possible Sinusitis: The diagnosis of a bacterial sinus infection can be be quite difficult. Most causes of post nasal drip will not require antibiotics. Certainly facial pain and postnasal drip are important signs and can make you feel miserable.
Your doctor will need to get more details such as duration and other underlying conditions such as a cold or allergies. I hope your hypothyroidism is under control. ...Read more

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I was given Co-Amoxiclav for my sinus infection. It's been 5days and I feel a little relief in my nose but I still have nasal odor. What do I do next?

Continue with abx: Treatment for infectious sinusitis should be with prolonged course of antibiotics, 2-3 weeks at least. If the symptoms persist, obtain a culture of the secretion, as other infections such as staph can not be treated effectively with casual antibiotics. After the third episode of sinusitis, obtain a CT of the sinuses. ...Read more

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Can you have a sinus infection without a stuffy nose? I feel like something is in my left sinus and I can't blow it out. Wife had a sin infect. Recent

Possibly: Typical features of sinus infections include congestion, drainage and fever. Headaches and sinus tenderness are also usual symptoms. I would suggest a nasal saline rinse. ...Read more

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I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

Immediate evaluation: You need to be seen immediately! To to your primary care doctor or ER and get blood work, X-ray, and will most likely need a Cat Scan (CT) of your sinuses. Cancer of the sinuses needs to be ruled out versus a benign polyp vs bleeding from your nasal septum. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, clear to light hint of yelow coming out of the nose when I blow it, but I have seem some chunk of of blood/or slight blood in the snot?

Sinus infection, clear to light hint of yelow coming out of the nose when I blow it, but I have seem some chunk of of blood/or slight blood in the snot?

You are right: What you're describing certainly does sound like a sinus infection. The blood in your mucous can happen especially when there's a lot of inflammation in your nose. You should contact your doctor for an examination and discussion about whether an antibiotic would be useful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sinus infection when the secretions in my nose are clear?

Is it possible to have a sinus infection when the secretions in my nose are clear?

Yes: The color of nasal secretions does not rule out sinusitis.
Sinusitis has the following symptoms. Nasal obstruction or congestion, facial pain, pressure, or fullness, pain or pressure between the eyes and pain or pressure over the eyes. Sphenoid sinusitis may produce pain on top of the head. Although it is true that yellow-green nasal drainage is common, allergic sinusitis may have clear drainage. ...Read more

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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

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Would a stuffy nose mean a cold or a sinus infection?

Would a stuffy nose mean a cold or a sinus infection?

It might.: Stuffy nose means nasal congestion, which could happen with cold or sinus infection, but allergies could also be causative, there are also other things that can cause a stuffy nose. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. James Chapman
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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