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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Are people born with a deviated septum or can it be caused by severe/chronic sinus infection?

Deviated septum: It is rare to be born with a deviated septum. If someone were, it would most likely be related to birth trauma. Deviated septums usually are caused by rapid growth during adolescence. Another common cause is trauma. Sinus infections are not generally considered a cause of a deviated septum, but a deviated septum can clearly contribute to a sinus infection. Recommend seeing an ENT specialist ...Read more

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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

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

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Can salsa cause a sinus infection?

Can salsa cause a sinus infection?

Salsa and sinusitis: Hello, I am not aware of any link to eating and swallowing salsa and an associated increased risk for sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

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 more

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Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Secondarily: If you have an allergy which produces swelling in your nostrils this may block drainage from the frontal and maxillary sinuses and this may result in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can blowing your nose hard cause a sinus infection?

Can blowing your nose hard cause a sinus infection?

Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a sinus infection ?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a sinus infection ?

No: Sinus infection is caused by a pathogen, such as a bacteria, virus, or fungus. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant and does not cause infections. ...Read more

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Hello...I know this may sound odd but please don't be upset when i ask this. Can swallowing semen cause a sinus infection?

Infection: Generalized upper respiratory infections (uri's)including sinus infections, are caused by contracting the infectious agent (bacteria or viral) from an individual carrying the infection.The act of swallowing semen may not necessarily cause a sinus infection, but more likely it is inhalation of the agent during close contact with an infected individual, like heavy breathing, open mouth kissing, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more