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Can Sinus Infection Lead To Pneumonia
No connection: There is no direct connection between the bronchial tree and the paranasal sinuses, but the two can be infected at the same time during a respiratory infection. ...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
Meningitis: Most of what people would call a sinus infection is a cold. It's generally unnecessary to use an antibiotic for symptoms lasting 10 to 14 days. If you start getting worse after 10 days, or get neck stiffness, significant pain , green drainage before that you may have a sinus infection. Sudden pain over a sinus is frequently migraine. Waiting longer can lead to a chronic problem, brain abscess, . ...Read more
Rarely: Usually it is the other way around. The dental abscess erodes into the sinus. Sinusitis can definitely cause tooth pain As the nerves for your upper teeth run along the floor of the sinus and the pressure and inflammation from the sinus irritate the nerves. If your are having severe tooth pain have your dentist check to make sure there is not a dental problem contributing to your sinus problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningitis: This can occur but is rare. Bacteria may progress from areas in the head and neck to virtually any area of the central nervous system and produce meningitis, brain abscess, subdural empyema, etc. But these do not occur commonly and most doctors will not see a case in a lifetime. Infectious diseases experts and neurosurgeons see it more often. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Will it? Probably not. Could it. Yes but this is extremely rare. See your doctor if you have persistent sinus infectious symptoms. ...Read more
Stress can trigger: A seizure in susceptible individuals. Those seizure patients that comply with their treatment routine & have good medicine levels should be able to tolerate most simple stresses like a fever or a sinus infection. Breakthrough during a simple infection calls for a revision in the treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Alhough the two areas are not connected, I have seen patients with pneumonia and an ear infection. These type of infections can start off as a head cold and then migrate down into your chest. I suppose this can depend from person to person. Please get checked if there is concern. ...Read more
Not likely: Cat allergies can lead to allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis (itchy, watery eyes), and asthma. Pneumonia is usually from a viral or bacterial infection and less commonly due to a fungus. Very rarely, cat exposure can lead to a condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis which has features of pneumonia but is a not an infection. ...Read more
Sinusitis : Certain viral and Bacterial infections can cause systemic illness that may attack multiple organ systems including gastrointestinal and respiratory. The key is to stay well hydrated, however if you also taking antibiotics for sinusitis, then your diarrheal illness maybe induced by antibiotics. Then, probiotics and yogurt products may help. ...Read more
Yes: Usually upper respiratory viral illnesses/infection cause inflammation of the nasal cavity and eustachian tube. This inflammation leads to swelling of the opening of the eustachian tube. While swollen, the eustachian tube doesn't open as often or as efficiently as it should. This absence of air can lead to worsening of tinnitus. It should improve when the cold resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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