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Can I Have A Sinus Infection Without Congestion
Is it possible to have a sinus infection without congestion? For 8 weeks I've had dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, headaches, ear pain and headach
? not ur sinuses: Could be your inner ears, or middle ears, see your doctor or ENT, best wishes ...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
Yes: A sinus infection occurs when bacteria (most commonly) grow and create pain/pressure in one of the sinuses. Many times, one of the ostia, the openings from the sinus into the nasal passages get plugged up for various reasons without typical sinsus symptoms. Recently had a patient with severe sinusitis whose only symptom was a bad cough. Otherwise felt fine. ...Read more
Not congested, can smell still but can't really taste anything. I'm not sick. Can this be related to sinus infection without congestion?
Loss of taste: You are describing loss of taste only, not smell. Usually, a sinus infection comes with congestion, nasal discharge, postnasal drip, and loss of smell. Then, taste is secondarily affected. You have to get evaluated by your doctor and probably an ENT to look into your loss of taste. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Not typically. You can, but it would be unusual. The symptoms we look for include nasal congestion, nasal discharge which is usually white, yellow, green or some other color of the rainbow. The face can hurt or there is a lot of pressure in the face (usually the forehead or cheeks). The teeth can hurt and you can develop a headache. Many people will complain of fatigue/feeling run down/fever. ...Read more
Not usually: Sinus inflammation or infection always starts in the nose and is usually referred to as rhino-sinusitis. It is not necessarily associated with fever, but is usually associated with nasal congestion. Except for cystic fibrosis, sinusitis, always begins in the lateral wall of the nose. Therefore, certainly in acute sinusitis, usually in chronic sinusitis, the nasal passages are usually congested. ...Read more
Decongestants: Behind-the-counter pseudo Ephedrine can help, if it doesn't make you jittery or keep you up at night. Nasal steroid sprays work the best; if this is a recurrent problem, your doctor can prescribe a one-month supply each time you take an antibiotic. If you get more than two sinus infections per year, see an allergist to find out what can be done to keep them from coming back. ...Read more
Infection or not: Sinus infection is when an organism colonizes the linings of your sinuses and lives there causing symptoms including pain and secretions. Congestion occurs as a reaction of the sinus lining to a variety of agents and irritants and fills up with secretions. It can lead to infection, but responds to irrigation and decongestants. They can occur simultaneously. ...Read more
I thought my sinus congestion was allergies but it hasn't gone away. It's been almost a week now, could it be a sinus infection?
Possibly: Keep in mind that allergies, particularly during peak periods like April-June, can linger far beyond a week's time. A sinus infection is usually considered after two weeks, and only if there is significant nasal drainage, occasionally fever, but also facial pressure/pain, post-nasal drip and fatigue. Otherwise, if you have known allergies, they are likely the culprit. ...Read more
I've had a sinus infection for four months its finally left but my face is still swollen. No congestion. What can I do to get the swelling to go down?
If dark circles are caused from sinus congestion, will the circles disappear when the sinus infection is gone?
Yes: If they didn't, then just about everyone would be walking around with dark circles! ...Read more
Yes: If the prednisone is being administered by your doctor and he is monitoring the dosage and response than the prednisone may be helpful for inflammation. But do not take it without a physician's consent and monitoring as steroids (prednisone) can be harmful if not used appropriately. ...Read more
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What is causing me to be anxious? I am feeling very nervous anytime I hear more than one voice I start getting nervous but this only happens when I am very sick with upper resp. Stuff like sinus infection and chest congestion could you tell me what is wro
You: You described feeling nervous when you are sick and hear more than one person's voice (assuming that these are external voices). The threshold for being bothered by external stimuli such as noise, light, temperature or odors may lessen when you are ill. Recommend that when you are this ill, that you nuture yourself by ensuring that you are in an environment that has tolerable temperature, light and noise levels. ...Read more
I have post nasal drip but no nose congestion. How should I treat it? I think I might be getting a sinus infection.
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
I have sinus infection for more tha three years. I have symptoms like ear congestion, tinitus, confusions, light headness,?
Please see your neighborhood ENT doc.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Can tension headaches cause sinus pain and congestion? Went to dr and have no sinus infection. Sinus congestion is always worse when I'm tense
I was prescribed omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?
Sinusitis symptoms: Decongestants such as phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine can be used in combination with antibiotics to help relieve nasal congestion that is frequently still present in the beginning of treatment. Products that contain guaifenesin are especially helpful as they help thin secretions and promote drainage. ...Read more
Vertigo, and sinus pain without congestion for the past 5 weeks, haven't taken antibbiotics because we didn't know it was sinus infection cause of no congestion, mri showed it. What should I do?
My doctor prescribed me promethazine dm syrup for congestion and sinus infection. Should I start it at bedtime? I have a toddler to care for.
Yes: It will most likely make you pretty drowsy, so yes I would advise you starting it when the baby is sleeping. :) ...Read more
I just recovered from a bacterial sinus infection. Now, I am having bad pain between my eyebrows, across my forehead, but no congestion or stuffiness.
I think I have sinus infection. My ear sounds like it's clogged, I have congestion. My ear is hurting really bad and now it started to leak something?
Ear infection: Your symptoms are concerning for an associated ear infection in addition to the possible sinus infection. If fluid is coming out of the ear, it sounds as though you may have a ruptured ear drum which certainly can result from an infection. You sound as though you require antibiotics and antihistamines at the very least. I suggest seeing a medical provider Good luck ...Read more
Doc gave me meds for sinus infection, the congestion is going away. But my throat is extremely sore and has pus on it now, should I go back in?
I often feel nasal irritation and congestion, sinus CT always comes clear, can a person have infection at back of nasal airways, withou sinus infection?
Hi I had a sinus infection for two weeks and bad headaches/congestion. That is gone but in the morning when I wake up my throat hurts and there is still mucus being coughed up. What is the cause of this? What should I do? Thanks
Post nasal drip: The cause is the sinus infection that you already had. It is left over from the sinus infection. A decongestant such as sudafed and a second generation antihistamin such as zyrtec (cetirizine) should be able to stop it. Pharmacist can help you or your doctor can give you a prescription. ...Read more
I have been on azithromycin for 3 days now for a sinus infection. I have no congestion but I have bad headaches between my eyes and back of neck. Norm?
NOT NECESSARILY: It would be unusual for you not to be congested, and you simply may not be aware of it because the pain is overwhelming some sensations. Use a nasal saline rinse with a neti-pot and a decongestant. If you have fever or the headaches worsen, have nausea, sensitivity to light or difficulty moving your neck see a doctor asap. Go to er. Do not wait. ...Read more
I have red eyes, congestion, sneezing, & trouble sleeping/very tired. This happened few weeks ago and ended up with sinus infection. Should I see dr?
Yes: If you continue with symptoms beyond about a week despite over the counter medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, and hydration you should see your doctor again. Viral infections may sometimes turn into bacterial infections, requiring antibiotics. Sometimes allergies can mimic a sinus infection and need prescription medications to help. ...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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