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Can A Sinus Infection Cause A Nose Bleed
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
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
Can a severe sinus infection cause nose bleeds, facial pain (such as the cheek, jaw and teeth).Also a headache at my temple and its all on the right side?
Sinus infection: Everything you have described can be caused by a severe sinus infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
I've had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. What else could be happening?
ENT: The blood vessels in the nose are very superficial. Sometimes the ENT doctor will have to treat these blood vessels to stop this. ...Read more
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?
Sinus infection: Yes it can. You may try saline lovage for nasal toile ting. As your infection resolves, the odor will diminish as well. ...Read more
I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose. Does this mean that I have herpes? I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it
Cold Sore: I think it best to go to your doctor and have him/her check this out. If it is a cold sore, there is medication you can take. If it is a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can sinus infection cause weird noises from nose while awake and whooshing sound in right ear when I bend over? I take steam sometimes and not on meds
Yes and yes: Congestion of nasal passages can cause noises like wheezes. If you have congestion that affects your ears that too may also cause unusual sounds especially when you change position of your head. ...Read more
Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick mucous, your smell receptors in the nose don't work as well; and (2) if bacteria are present along with purulent drainage, the germs in this carry their own rather unpleasant odor. Sinus infections can also be a cause of bad breath. ...Read more
Sinus smell: When smell occurs, ussually a sign of infection. May need antibiotics, see doc soon. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more
Recent sinus infection caused blood in the nose and phlegm. Was prescribed doxycycline blood stopped but then reappeared. Do I need more meds?
What can be done about a sinus infection this infection of the sinus has spreed and cause's lack of sleep due to the fact of not being able to breath out of the nose and only threw the mouth. And the head aches weakness to light
Sinusitis: Infection of the sinuses causes congestion, facial pain, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, fever. It is commonly caused by bacteria and viruses, less commonly due to fungus. Treatment is usually related to a decongestant, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic (if cause is bacterial). Sinus irrigation is also helpful to rid the sinuses of thick mucous. ...Read more
Can having a sinus infection cause sensitivity to sound, and pain in the face, head, ears, and neck?
Probably: If you have nasal congestion that preceded the symptoms you listed, I believe the answer is yes in your case. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday I went on meds
Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're experiencing. They may need to give you something that will help you feel better, plus document your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause your whole head to throb? Also will it throb worse if you are doing physical activities, like lifting things?
Yes but headaches: Can have other causes, such migraines and even severe problems, such as brain tumors or brain bleeds. Other symptoms of sinus infections include nasal blockage, drainage in the front of the nose or back in the throat, and altered smell. A complete medical evaluation would be recommended for persistent throbbing in the head. ...Read more
What are some causes of sharp pains throughout the head? Had a CT can that came back normal. Also have sinus infection.
Bloody light-yellow or brownish pus from one nostril after ongoing (5 mo.) sinus infection. What could cause this? Feel like infection almost gone.
A sinus infection can mimic almost anything in the head.
My ENT doctor once told me, that the sinuses are very unforgiving, so do not miss any of the treatment instructions I give you. ...Read more
Unlikeli: Sinus infection can cause headache and tooth like pain. Sometimes it can cause discharge from eyes and pressure in ears. But skin infection on the scalp is unrelated unless transferred by dirty hands (nose picking and scalp scratching. ..)! wash your hands when blowing nose or touching your eyes and face always! ...Read more
Likely not: The location of the septum is separated from the closest sinus, the maxillary sinus. ...Read more
What would cause top of head to be sore, even hurts to move hair. Also have sinus infection/ blocked sinus?
Everytime, I bend my head down it hurts. The pain is in the base of my head. Could this be caused by sinus infection?
The location of: The pain is not characteristic of pain from sinus infection. ...Read more
Laying in bed, my 8 month old son kicked me in the side of the head. It hurt shorty. Should I be worried? Have to real hard blow to cause serious problems? Went to dr yesterday, have sinus infection.
Possibly: It's unlikely a baby that size would have caused damage but if you are having any problems see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
"A sinus infection can make your head feel fuzzy, lethargic or disconnected, & cause your cognitive symptoms to worsen." is this true?
Unusual: However a lingering infection in the sinus can indeed cause fatigue, headaches, and even dizziness on occasions. The only possible link to cognitive function impairment is the fatigue. It should be noted that uncontrolled allergic rhinitis has led to mild cognitive impairment when studied in children and thus the answer is possible. Psychologic /neurologic evaluation? ...Read more
Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?
Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. ...Read more
Not advised: Do not put anything in your nose unless prescribed by your health care professional. ...Read more
I have had a cold smell at the back of my nose for a week...But no symptoms...What could it mean? Is it a sign of sinus infection?
See an ENT doctor: You need to be examined to determine the cause and potential solution to this problem. ...Read more
Hi, I have a bad smell in my nose its bacterial sinus infection, and its so embarresing and inconvenience, what can I do to eliminate the odor?
Odor: Eliminate the infection and the odor will follow in its footsteps. ...Read more
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
Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but I can breath through my nose now. Still can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?
Smell Gone - Back?:
The sense of smell often worsens after anything that causes stuffy nose -- a head cold, allergy flare up, or a severe irritant like smoke ingestion.
The sense of smell should improve when your nose returns to baseline congestion. If it has not, suspect a viral infection such as influenza or parainfluenza. Go see an ENT to have your nose examined and get treatment. ...Read more
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
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