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Can tonsillitis or sinus infection cause 1 enlarged lymph node in the neck? And if so why? I have 1 white spot on my tonsil no pain. Negative strep test

Can tonsillitis or sinus infection cause 1 enlarged lymph node in the neck? And if so why? I have 1 white spot on my tonsil no pain. Negative strep test

Yes lymph nodes swel: Infection causes lymph nodes to swell especially the one nearest the infection. The neck lymph nodes would be the closest to tonsils and sinuses. They swell because lymph nodes try to carry the infection away and break it down. Infection could be h. Flu or staph or another bacteria or virus or fungal. Cultures could help and proper antibiotics need to be started unless it is a virus. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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What to do if I have a sinus infection and strep throat. I can't taste or smell anything. What can I do?

What to do if I have a sinus infection and strep throat. I can't taste or smell anything. What can I do?

Neti Pot: Your lack of taste and smell is likely related to your sinus congestion. The congestion blocks the cells that allow you to taste and smell. Sinus rinses with saline, using either a squirt bottle or a neti pot may help clear the swollen areas to allow you to smell and taste. A very short course of decongestants may also be helpful, but don't overdo it with these. ...Read more

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My school nurse looked at my sore throat saying I have mono or strep and my doctor said I have a sinus infection. Can someone explain this?

My school nurse looked at my sore throat saying I have mono or strep and my doctor said I have a sinus infection. Can someone explain this?

School nurses: School nurses are employed to help identify kids that need to be sent home to protect the student body from spread of contagious diseases. Any direct patient care is secondary to this first duty. They are not physicians & are not licensed to diagnose or treat your illness. In this case s/he correctly identified you as sick & potentially having a contagious illness. It's the doc's job to sort it out. ...Read more

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Not sure if I have strep throat or a sinus infection beginning. Since thursday I have experienced a sore throat, my ears are bothering me, sneezing?

Not sure if I have strep throat or a sinus infection beginning. Since thursday I have experienced a sore throat, my ears are bothering me, sneezing?

See your healthcare: It's not clear what you have based on your description and I think it would be wise to see your healthcare provider in the a.m. to help delineate whether you're dealing with a bacterial infection of viral infection or possibly just some seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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31/F. high WBC, with high neutrophils and decrrased lymphs. Symptoms of sinus infection and possible strep throat. Temp of 95.5?

Sinus infection: Strept can give you a high white count and the change or shift in the type of cells to predominantly neutrophils is to be expected. The low temp could be secondary to the thermometer not functioning or did you drink something cool prior to the reading? At any rate take the antibiotics prescribed, consider doing saline washes up to 5 times a day, and I find motrin works better than tylenol (acetaminophen) pain. ...Read more

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I have sinusitis strep throat, broncitis all at once. Seen 2 dr. I have amoxicillin, flowvent and a sinus spray. When would I know to go to emerg if need?

I have sinusitis strep throat, broncitis all at once. Seen 2 dr. I have amoxicillin, flowvent and a sinus spray. When would I know to go to emerg if need?

Give it time: If you have all of those symptoms at once you most likely have a viral upper respiratory infection. These take 10-14 days to fully resolve.
You only need to see you doctor again if you are getting much WORSE, no need to see them if they are the same but still there. A viral cough can last up to 28 days and still be normal. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Yes and No: Not for strep throat. It could work some sinus infections. But, it depends on what bacteria caused the infection. Amoxil (amoxicillin) or one of the penicillins would be for strep and would help a lot of sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and / or sinus infections?

May help sinusitis: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no value in treating a strep throat & is considered a second or third line rx for sinusitis. The penicillin family of drugs is considered first line for strep. ...Read more

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Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typically will not cause pus pockets in the throat or tonsils. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause ear and throat pain?

Yes: The areas are connected by proximity and shared neurologic channels. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can a sinus infection cause red spots on tonsil? I have 2 red spots on left tonsil, no sore throat or swelling, just feels like a sinus infection.

Can a sinus infection cause red spots on tonsil? I have 2 red spots on left tonsil, no sore throat or swelling, just feels like a sinus infection.

Probable viral infec: Respiratory virus can cause various symptoms, combined with allergies. Usually swollen red painful tonsils are reason for seeing doctor ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection with postnasal drip cause a dry throat (not sore)?

Can a sinus infection with postnasal drip cause a dry throat (not sore)?

Blocked nose: Rather and mouth breathing would cause dry throat and dry mouth, and this happens with upper airways inflammation that causes post nasal drip, try irrigating your nasal passages with saline, maybe see your doctor for Rx medications if need be, best wishes ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

You need to see a: Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images.

I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve. Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause neck pain/stiffness?

Can sinus infection cause neck pain/stiffness?

Generally No!: Sinus infection tend to cause frontal headache.

Neck pain and stiffness should be looked at carefully in setting of a fever.

Any light sensitivity? Should see a doctor emergently! ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause neck pain, and extreme phone use cause slight numbess in pinky/wedding finger?

E treme phone use: Causes both get a head set they will both go awaythe virus causing the sinus infx can cause sorr neckusvles and headache sorethroat nasal ongestion. ...Read more

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Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Allergies: Yes allergies and /or sinus infections can cause achiness, neck and ear pain. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause ear neck shoulder pain?

Can sinus infection cause ear neck shoulder pain?

Ear neck pain.: Usually not. The symptoms seems like cervical nerve root irritated. ...Read more

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Can having a sinus infection cause sensitivity to sound, and pain in the face, head, ears, and neck?

Probably: If you have nasal congestion that preceded the symptoms you listed, I believe the answer is yes in your case. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?

Yes: Infections in the head, including ear infections, sinus infections, and tooth infections, can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes and pain from the inflammation. They usually take a few days to a few weeks to fully resolve. Please see your doctor if they are especially large and painful - or if your neck hurts when you bend it toward your chest. ...Read more

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I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

Unrelated: The enlarged thymus is not related to a sinus infection. Enlarged lymph nodes may also not be related to an infection a year ago. You need to have those symptoms checked for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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. Eric Weisman
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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