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I have a very bad sinus infection and I am trying to find a quick natural cure? Should I drink salt water? Any suggestions?

I have a very bad sinus infection and I am trying to find a quick natural cure? Should I drink salt water? Any suggestions?

Wash, don't drink: Washing your nose with salt solution is a very effective way to help clear a nasal or sinus infection more quickly. Drinking plenty of fluids will also thin the mucus to improve the infection as well. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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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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I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4° is that bad?

I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4° is that bad?

No.: Low grade elevation of temperature is not of much consequence without other clinical symptoms such as increased pain, discharge, redness, etc.

Technically fever is a temp greater than 100.5 f. ...Read more

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My son has a sinus infection and on meds for it, but I can't get him to drink much and he's only went about 2oz in 24 hrs is this bad?

My son has a sinus infection and on meds for it, but I can't get him to drink much and he's only went about 2oz in 24 hrs is this bad?

Yes: Any kid should pee, no less than every 6-8 hours or it is evidence of dehydration. If in diapers it can be hard to tell, we weigh them at the hospital because the absorbent material drys it quick. If his output is really that low he needs to be seen tonight. ...Read more

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Was on zpak now on keplex had sinus infection still blowing orange is brown but don't feel sick am I ok? Was told orange means bad but I feel good

Was on zpak now on keplex had sinus infection still blowing orange is brown but don't feel sick am I ok? Was told orange means bad but I feel good

Orange snout: Sometimes occur when blood is mixed with snout and infection. If already on treatment and improving there should be no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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How bad does my sinus infection have to be before I can have surgery?

Lifestyle: Indications for surgery: 1) chronic infection (>3 months not responding to maximal medical therapy); 2) recurrent sinusitis (3-4 infections per year - not responding to medical therapy. Surgey may also be indicated if you are having complications related to a sinus infection. 1&2 are relative indications... If two or three infections really wipe you out... Surgery may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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I've had a bad sinus infection for about a week. Now I'm coughing when I drink cold water?

I've had a bad sinus infection for about a week. Now I'm coughing when I drink cold water?

You may be congested: If you're still recovering from your sinus infection, you might still be congested. So usually when you swallow, it's difficult to breathe at the same time, and you may end up coughing with your post nasal drip, if you're still having thick discharge and sputum. See you doctor, if the discharge has become colored, and if you are coughing more often. ...Read more

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Had meningitis from bad sinus infection. Cured, but does it mean I'll always immediately get it again if I get another sinus infection?

Unusual: Very unusual for a sinus infection to transform into meningitis. Some may recommend a careful evaluation for a defect in the bony lining of the sinus cavities that can transmit the infection, especially if this recurs. If found, the defect is repaired surgically ...Read more

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Desperate - my ability to taste sweets has been gone for almost a week. I have a bad cold or sinus infection. When will normal taste return?

Desperate - my ability to taste sweets has been gone for almost a week. I have a bad cold or sinus infection. When will normal taste return?

After sinus recovers: It is not uncommon to lose taste function with a sinus infection and I would expect the function will return once the sinus infection becomes under control However be sure you are getting the right antibiotic for the sinus. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus infection took 2 suds fed at 4am n it is 8:30 am now want 2 now take my mucinex (guaifenesin) d instead is that ok thanks?

I have a bad sinus infection took 2 suds fed at 4am n it is 8:30 am now want 2 now take my mucinex (guaifenesin) d instead is that ok thanks?

No: Sudafed and Mucinex (guaifenesin) D both have the same drug in them, so taking them both would may have you taking a higher dose than is healthy, especially if you have other conditions like high blood pressure. It wouldn’t be the best idea. The best bet, in future, is to look at the ingredient list on the backs of the boxes as a first step and make sure they do not have the same drug in them. (In this case, th ...Read more

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Had sinus infection since July. Doc put me on Loratadine since antibios weren't working. Soon as I take med pain middle of head. Not there before. Bad?

Sinus: Probably a side effect of the drug. I'd stop it. That drug is used for allergies not sinus infection. If you have no fever might be allergies or chronic sinusitis. Although you can try a sinus rinse you should see an ENT to fully evaluate it ...Read more

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Ok my sinus infection is so bad that I can taste and smell it what is good to take for it??

Bad sinusitis: Greetings, bad sinus infections need irrigation. First get a sinus rinse kit and wash the thick mucus and infection out. Afrin nasal spray may be used as directed x 5 days and no longer. This will help clear the infected material out of the sinuses so irrigation can continue to wash it away. Finally use ibuprofen 200 mg tabs if you are able 3-4 pills 3x/day with food x 10 days. This will help too. ...Read more

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Bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, meds didn't work at 1st, cleared after few months on own. Stuffy, blow green stuff at times ever since. Still infected?

Bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, meds didn't work at 1st, cleared after few months on own. Stuffy, blow green stuff at times ever since. Still infected?

Chronic sinus: Infection is unfortunately common especially in people with nasal allergies. At this point a visit to aBoard Certified Ear Nose and Throat specialist is indicated. DRAINAGE of the sinuses along with appropriate antibiotics is the route you should "travel"
Good Luck and I hope this helps!


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I think I'm just getting over a sinus infection. My sinus seem clear but everything I smell smells terribly bad. It's effecting my eating. What is it?

Maybe not: If you are smelling bad odors you are smelling pus. The sinus infection is not over and you need to resee your doctor or if have not gone, go. YOu will need more treatment especially antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had a bad sinus infection which is almost gone. But I have tiny bumps all over my face now. They do not hurt. What should I do?

I had a bad sinus infection which is almost gone. But I have tiny bumps all over my face now. They do not hurt. What should I do?

Antibiotic?: If you had taken an antibiotic, this could have been from a drug reaction. If you have not, then these are likely unrelated events. A viral sinusitis may be associated with a skin rash but would not expect it to be confined to the face. If the rash persists for over a week or gets much worse, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?

Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?

Post nasal drainage: Copious post nasal purulence (pus) may cause throat irritation as well as nausea. Guifenesin will thin the secretions and help expectorate pus and mucus from your sinus' and lungs. Increase water intake temporarily to the point of clear colorless urine. Nasal saline irrigations and salt water throat gargles may also help. See your physician with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have a bad sinus infection. Discharge is totally clear and bubbly...along with what I believe is cnjuntivitus. Or vary similar. ..cough is brownish?

How do you know?: Whenever a patient gives us their diagnosis, I have to wonder how do you know you have " a bad sinus infection? " The presence of a conjunctivitis is even more suspicious of a viral infection which represents as high as 98% of all upper respiratory infections. Incidentally, you did not ask a question so I will tell you to hang in there for at least 2 weeks and if you're not better, consult an ENT. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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