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Can Staph In Sinuses Go To Your Brain
Yes, possible: While rare, infections in this area should not be taken lightly. The 'danger triangle' of the face consists of the area from the corners of the mouth to the bridge of nose. Due to the special nature of the blood supply to the nose , it is possible (although very rare) for retrograde infections from the nasal area to spread to the brain. ...Read more
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Yes: Some people carry staph in their nasal passages. This is usually easily treated if present. If you are having recurrent staph skin infections, ask your doctor about treating your nose too. Staph can also cause sinus infections, but this is usually only true in people with chronic sinus disease, not your average sinus infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: It would be very bad, but it's not a common problem. My guess is that if you're capable of logging on to your computer, signing on to healthtap, and asking a question, you don't have staph in your brain! ...Read more
Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?
Why would I have a brain freeze type pain in my head? Is it more likely sinuses, headache, or my trigeminal nerve?
See a doctor: See a doctor or other health care provider that can work with you to figure out what is wrong. There is no way to evaluate your complaint via healthtap. ...Read more
Sharp headache upon standing, usually when sinuses congested. Vision getting worse over past 2 years. Should i be concerned about a brain tumor?
No: But go get checked out to ease your mind. ...Read more
If I receive an MRI of my brain, will the tracer allow my thyroid, parathyroid, and sinuses to be seen too, or will that require a different tracer?
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