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Can A Sinus Infection Lead To Bronchitis
No connection: There is no direct connection between the bronchial tree and the paranasal sinuses, but the two can be infected at the same time during a respiratory infection. ...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
Meningitis: Most of what people would call a sinus infection is a cold. It's generally unnecessary to use an antibiotic for symptoms lasting 10 to 14 days. If you start getting worse after 10 days, or get neck stiffness, significant pain , green drainage before that you may have a sinus infection. Sudden pain over a sinus is frequently migraine. Waiting longer can lead to a chronic problem, brain abscess, . ...Read more
Bronchitis: The phlegmy cough is a symptom of respiratory tract inflammation and not the cause of another condition. It can be symptomatic of bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is 95% viral, but chronic bronchitis occurs primarily in smokers, and is generally related to "normal" upper respiratory tract bacterial flora. ...Read more
Yes: Usually upper respiratory viral illnesses/infection cause inflammation of the nasal cavity and eustachian tube. This inflammation leads to swelling of the opening of the eustachian tube. While swollen, the eustachian tube doesn't open as often or as efficiently as it should. This absence of air can lead to worsening of tinnitus. It should improve when the cold resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: The olfactory (smell) nerve fibers are located in the upper nose in a small area. Swelling from infection can block the smell molecules from getting uo to the olfactory nerve fibers. This is usually temporary. Also, certain viruses can directly damage the olfactory nerve fibers sometimes causing permanent anosmia. ...Read more
Emergency: Anyone who has trouble breathing should seek immediate medical care regardless of the cause. This situation can become life threatening very quickly. If necessary call 911 or have someone drive you to the er of a hospital or a 24\7 medical facility. To answer your question, an infection in the mouth can cause swelling resulting in trouble breathing. People have died from these types of situations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Likely not: The location of the septum is separated from the closest sinus, the maxillary sinus. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Will it? Probably not. Could it. Yes but this is extremely rare. See your doctor if you have persistent sinus infectious symptoms. ...Read more
Acinetobacter: This would be an unusual bacterial cause of sinusitis, but virtually any organism can produce infection under the proper circumstances. This organism most commonly infects the sinuses when the patient is nasally intubated or has a nasogastric feeding tube in place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Alhough the two areas are not connected, I have seen patients with pneumonia and an ear infection. These type of infections can start off as a head cold and then migrate down into your chest. I suppose this can depend from person to person. Please get checked if there is concern. ...Read more
Yes: Ringing in your ears from any kind of nasal issue is usually from having congestion in your nose. This can then lead to eustachian tube dysfunction which can be associated with ringing. There are certainly many other causes of ringing which may need to be explored depending on your age and other health problems. ...Read more
Yes and no : Upper respiratory infections are typically contagious as they are usually caused by viruses. Sinus infections are not typically contagious but can be if caused by a virus. To play it safe always wash your hands, cover your cough and practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of viruses. ...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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