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I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

Could be: Kindly revisit your doctor for a second look, you may need an extra dose or another medicine, meanwhile use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

You sound sick.: This could be a sinus infection or even the flu. You may require treatment. You need to visit your PMD or consult with one of us on HealthTap. ...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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How can you tell if your sinus infection is caused by bad teeth?

How can you tell if your sinus infection is caused by bad teeth?

Broken teeth: Severely broken down teeth can contribute to your problem if they are infected. Please see a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Could Be: Actual swelling (that is look in the mirror and your face is puffy) from a sinusitis is not very common, but can occur in severe cases. Dental pain due to sinusitis is quite common and is usually focused in the upper back teeth. A bad tooth can mimic a sinusitis as well...or even cause sinusitis on rare occasions. Your dentist should be able to determine the source and treat/refer as needed. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for kids bad smelling mouth? What is sinus infection in kids?

What is best treatment for kids bad smelling mouth? What is sinus infection in kids?

See the dentist: A bad odor from a child's mouth can be from a number of things. It could be anything from halitosis due to a coated tongue, to tooth decay, to some other systemic disease. Please have the child examined by a dentist to determine if the problem is orally based or from some other disease. The sooner you have the child checked, the sooner the problem will be solved. ...Read more

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For the last week or so I've had a taste in my mouth I can't seem to get rid of it taste like when I have a sinus infection, but no other symptoms?

Bad taste: Bad taste can come from various sources.
First get a thorough dental exam. If there are no dental or oral problems, check with an ENT specialist.
Smoking, diet, acid reflux, and drugs all can cause taste problems. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause bump on roof of mouth?

Can a sinus infection cause bump on roof of mouth?

Not likely: The sinus is an open space and when infected should not show any signs of swelling within your mouth. The upper molar teeth all have one root that extends onto your palate (roof of your mouth). If one of these teeth has an advanced abscess, swelling can result. Coincidentally, this same abscess can expand and involve the sinus, so there can be a link but it starts with the tooth. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause mouth and teeth pains?

Yes: Due to the proximity of your sinus to your top back teeth, you may experience some tooth pain with a sinus infection. If your pain does not resolve with your infection you should see a dentist to be sure. Best of luck ...Read more

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Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Infected Tooth: Abscessed maxillary (upper) posterior tooth perhaps. Were any diagnostic films taken and were you given any recommendations or an rx at all? ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection be bad enough to infect my mouth and facial bones but I don't cough or sneeze a lot, or have a fever? Bloody nose some mornings.

Can a sinus infection be bad enough to infect my mouth and facial bones but I don't cough or sneeze a lot, or have a fever? Bloody nose some mornings.

Usually not: This sounds like something much more than a typical sinus infection. Sounds like you need to see a doctor and possibly get a ct scan of the facial bones and/or sinus. ...Read more

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What can be done about a sinus infection this infection of the sinus has spreed and cause's lack of sleep due to the fact of not being able to breath out of the nose and only threw the mouth. And the head aches weakness to light

What can be done about a sinus infection this infection of the sinus has spreed and cause's lack of sleep due to the fact of not being able to breath out of the nose and only threw the mouth. And the head aches weakness to light

Sinusitis: Infection of the sinuses causes congestion, facial pain, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, fever. It is commonly caused by bacteria and viruses, less commonly due to fungus. Treatment is usually related to a decongestant, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic (if cause is bacterial). Sinus irrigation is also helpful to rid the sinuses of thick mucous. ...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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Bad cold, became sinus infection. Slowly better. Upper left teeth are sensitive when my heels strikke. Why? What can I do? How long will it last?

Bad cold, became sinus infection. Slowly better. Upper left teeth are sensitive when my heels strikke. Why? What can I do? How long will it last?

Connected: When having bad sinus infection, the upper back teeth gets very sensitive to changes of temperature and pressure as there roots are in very close proximity to the floor of that infected sinus, it well all resolve as soon as sinus infection goes away, just keep a good oral hygiene and take your Ned's for the sinus infection and all well be good;) ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Unlikeli: Sinus infection can cause headache and tooth like pain. Sometimes it can cause discharge from eyes and pressure in ears. But skin infection on the scalp is unrelated unless transferred by dirty hands (nose picking and scalp scratching. ..)! wash your hands when blowing nose or touching your eyes and face always! ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause teeth pain while flying?

Can sinus infection cause teeth pain while flying?

Yes: Yes. Make sure that you have the sinus condition under control before flying. Take along antibiotics, decongestants and pain medication just in case. ...Read more

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Could a sinus infection be the cause of teeth pain?

Could a sinus infection be the cause of teeth pain?

Yes, but: Infected sinus could cause top back teeth to become symptomatic. Put your head between your legs, if pain gets worse may be sinus problem. Could be both at same time. Go to your dentist for exam with x-rays and also see your physician to evaluate sinuses. ...Read more

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What would cause top of head to be sore, even hurts to move hair. Also have sinus infection/ blocked sinus?

Local infection: You may have a boil or cellulitis or inflammation in your scalp. Suggest evaluation by a dermatologist. Potentially could be part of a headache syndrome as well. I would recommend starting with a basic medical evaluation by an Internist or Family doctor. ...Read more

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Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Could: If you tender around the eye with tapping it most likely sinus problem. Please consult your doctor for evaluation and poss imaging. You may need treatment for sinusitis.
Feel better ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can mimic almost anything in the head.
My ENT doctor once told me, that the sinuses are very unforgiving, so do not miss any of the treatment instructions I give you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for wisdom teeth growing in to cause a sinus infection?

Is it possible for wisdom teeth growing in to cause a sinus infection?

No unless..........: If you have an infected wisdom tooth, it can spread to your sinuses. However, if you do have a sinus infection, I would look elsewhere first as to the cause. See your physician for treatment. See your dentist as well for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause teeth pain in both upper & bottom of right side if face?

Can a sinus infection cause teeth pain in both upper & bottom of right side if face?

It's possible: There's only 2 layers of cells between your upper root tips and the inside of your maxillary sinus. If sinus inflamed, can feel like toothache. Can have referred pain to lower teeth, although less common. Sit dow, bend over and put you head between your knees. If pain increases it's sinus, see an ent. If pain doesn't change it's dental, see a dentist. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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