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How do I know if a sinus infection spread to my lungs?

How do I know if a sinus infection spread to my lungs?

Productive cough: A upper respiratory viral infection will start in the nose and throat, causing clear drainage and sore throat. Towards the end it will generally spread to lungs, causing cough, and viral bronchitis. If the cold lasts longer than about 10 days, and the drainage turns green or yellow, it may very well be a sinus infection. If your cough produces yellow mucus, it could be pneumonia. See a doc. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Canal a sinus infection spread to your brain? If so what are the symptoms?

Canal a sinus infection spread to your brain? If so what are the symptoms?

Yes: A sinus infection can lead to infection inside the skull. Headache, visual problems, double vision, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, fever, chills, confusion, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness in an arm or leg or face can occur. But it does not happen often. And viral sinusitis typically does not spread to the brain. ...Read more

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I'm scared my sinus infection will spread to my brain! please help me!?

I'm scared my sinus infection will spread to my brain! please help me!?

Possible: Sphenoid sinusitis most likely to cause meningitis. It and frontal infections can also cause epidural and brain abscess. Ethmoid infections less likely but these can spread to orbit. Maxillary infections rarely spread. Adolescent males are at higher risk for spread of infection into brain. Worry if severe headache, fever, vomiting, stiff neck, confusion, . ...Read more

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How can you tell if its a sinus infection or flu? Also what are signs sinus infection has spread?

How can you tell if its a sinus infection or flu? Also what are signs sinus infection has spread?

Flu vs sinusitis: Flu is characterized by sudden onset, fever, muscle aches. Sinusitis may cause sinus pain/pressure, post-nasal drainage, referred pain to back of head/neck; can be viral or bacterial in origin; fever suggests bacterial. Earache, painful swallowing, hoarseness, loss of voice suggest infxn has spread. ...Read more

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When to know when a sinus infection has spread to the eyes and brain?

When to know when a sinus infection has spread to the eyes and brain?

Bad news: The signs depends on which sinus cavity is involved. Earliest is proptosis (eye bulging forward), pain in or around the eye, double vision and then decreased vision. Frontal sinus can cause droopy eyelid as well. ...Read more

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3 wks ago I had sinus infection so I took a Z pack. It mostly cleared up but now I'm having severe headaches and facial pain, has it possibly spread?

3 wks ago I had sinus infection so I took a Z pack. It mostly cleared up but now I'm having severe headaches and facial pain, has it possibly spread?

Sinusitis: Greetings. It's possible that your sinusitis was not fully treated because the antibiotic -Z-Pak is not the for sinus coverage. There are other antibiotics available even for Patients with antibiotic allergies. I would recommend ibuprofen up to 800 mg 3x/day with food if you are able. Afrin (oxymetazoline) as directed and rinse with saline wash. See your Doctor for a possible recheck and antibiotic change. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: If you truly have a sinus infection, you probably need antibiotics, although many of the patients that i see in the clinic who complain of sinus infection simply have allergies. The first thing i recommend is to irrigate your nose with saline. If this isn't successful, you should probably be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus infection?

Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

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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Can this mean I have a sinus infection?

Can what mean you: Have a sinus infection. Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinus infection?

Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection. ...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 can I do for a sinus infection fast?

What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection.If 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 consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a sinus infection?

How do I tell if I have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus congestion, pressure, headache, colored discharge, fever and chills are some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe sinus infection, help what do I do?

See MD: See your doctor. Your doctor will determine the cause of the infection. You may be referred to an allergist and an ear, nose, throat doctor.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to fight a sinus infection ?

Depends: Sometimes "sinus infection" is actually just the common cold, which is managed symptomatically with decongestants and analgesics. A true sinus infection is diagnosed by having sinus tenderness/pain and purulent nasal discharge of ten days duration. This is often treated with antibiotics in addition to symptomatic care. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sinus infection?

How do I know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus infections usually are associated with the following signs and symptoms: pain, headache, bad smell or odor, green/yellow discharge, fever and on exam a ed, angry looking mucus membrane. A ct scan may be needed to help diagnose hard to treat cases. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a sinus infection?

Let me help: Sinus infection symptoms include sinus headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain in the sinuses, fever, cloudy discolored drainage, and feeling of nasal stuffiness, sore throat, and cough and nasal drainage. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a sinus infection?

Don't know: Since you haven't described your symptoms, it's impossible to tell. If you have fever, facial pain, colored nasal drainage, nasal congestion and facial pressure, you may have a sinus infection. The best way to find out is to see an ENT who can look inside your nose and take a culture, if needed. Then, the decision can be made about whether you need antibiotics or just decongestant therapy. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a sinus infection?

How can I know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

Sinus infxn: Many are viral in origin; so antibiotics won't work & can create resistant organisms. Anti- inflammatory meds (nsaids) can help relieve pain & inflammation, & decongestants (sudafed is one) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relieve pressure. If fever & purulent discharge are present, see doc for evaluation & possible antibiotics for bacterial infxn. Saline nasal spray/neti pot. ...Read more

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I think I have a sinus infection what can I do?

I think I have a sinus infection what can I do?

Sinusitis: If your symptoms of sinus congestion, pain and purulent nasal discharge have lasted more than a week antibiotics may be indicated, otherwise decongestants, mucho lyrics like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and saline nasal and sinus rinses may help, . ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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. Theodore Davantzis
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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