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Can You Have A Sinus Infection Without Nasal Congestion
Yes: A sinus infection occurs when bacteria (most commonly) grow and create pain/pressure in one of the sinuses. Many times, one of the ostia, the openings from the sinus into the nasal passages get plugged up for various reasons without typical sinsus symptoms. Recently had a patient with severe sinusitis whose only symptom was a bad cough. Otherwise felt fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties. A stuffy nose is usually caused by ...Read more
Is it a sinus infection when there is a slight foggy feeling behind eyes and off and on nasal congestion for several months?
Likely inflammation: It is more likely that you have sinus inflammation rather than infection for the long. Allergies are usually the most common cause of this chronic inflammation of the sinuses. An evaluation by an ENT who specializes in nose/sinus disorders would be warranted. For more info go to www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nasal congestion, tightness in my forehead. And when I walk the floor feels like it's moving up & down. Not dizzy or spinning. Sinus infection?
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
My head feels tight and with some pressure at times, hard to focus at times and feels heavy at times. I've had some nasal congestion. Sinus infection?
Have facial pressure on left side of nose and in my head round by my eye, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. It is not a sinus infection.Any ideas?
Likely a sinus issue: These symptoms do sound like a sinus inflammation. The fact that it's unilateral deserves an evaluation by an ent. Allergies or a sinus infection are possibilities, although both of these would usually give bilateral symptoms. May have a polyp etc on one side. I would take over the counter Claritin daily and go see an ENT specialist if it does not resolve after 3 to 5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forehead pressure, and hard to focus eyes. Always when i stand. Clear nasal congestion and post nasal drip. Feel wobbly standing. Sinus infection?
Nausea dizziness eye pain constant HA in forehead ear ache and feeling flushed but very little nasal congestion. Sinus infection?
Possibly: It sounds like it is potentially sinus infection. However we should not discount more serious things. Please see your doctor for an in person exam. ...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
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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