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Can You Have A Sinus Infection Without Symptoms
Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder.?
Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...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
Sinus inf symptoms: The primary symptoms of sinus infection are purulent nasal drainage and facial pain and pressure. These often start with a simple cold (or allergies), which usually involve common respiratory symptoms--congestion, slight cough, low grade fever, watery drainage), but the cold may be completely resolved by time the fluid in the sinuses gets infected, so you may not still be having respiratory sympto. ...Read more
Can you have a sinus infection with no cold, drainage, cough? Cat scan showed severe sinusitis, only symptom is facial/head pain, now on meds
What to do if I am feeling like I have some sinus infection symptoms but I don't have a sinus infection!?
Sinus infection.: See a doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have some sinus infection symptoms but I don't have a sinus infection!?
What are symptoms?: What are your symptoms specifically and how do you know that you do not have a sinus infection? I can not recommend anything because you do not tell me what your symptoms are. It is not easy for a physician to recommend therapy if you are simply saying "i feel like I have some sinus infection but I don't have a sinus infection. Has an x-ray been taken? ...Read more
How long could you potentially have a sinus infection (that didn't present alot of symptoms) before it got so bad it went into bloodstream?
Variable.: Can be early, or late. See MD if you feel you have a sinus infection. ...Read more
If I blow green secretions from my nose does that mean I have a sinus infection even if I have no other symptoms?
No: Inflammation of any sort in the nose or nasopharynx can result in discharges. Sinusitis is accompanied by congestion, nasality of speech, facial pain and swelling, headache, tenderness over the sinuses, occasionally fever or dental pain and other minor symptoms. That is not to say that green secretions may not be from the sinuses. ...Read more
I'm currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything I can take to relieve symptoms?
Antihistamines..: Won't treat sinus "infection", if bacterial infection, whether acute or chronic, antibiotics would be indicated, if it is viral, other measures as saline nasal washes, decongestants, or other meds may be needed. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
I had influneza a last week and have a sinus infection caused by haemophilus. I am prone to sinus infections. Its been almost 2 weeks since I 1st had symptoms. Do I take a zpack or wait it out.
Let me advise you: Since you chronic sinus problems I would advise to use it ...Read more
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?
I woke up with a blurry spot in my left eye. No other symptoms like numbness, pain, filmy eyeetc. I may have a sinus infection. Should I be concerned?
Blurred vision: Blurred vision can be due to any number of things. If you woke up with blurry vision, it's possible your eye was open during the night and it is now dry, causing blurry vision, especially if you normally sleep on the same side. If the blurry spot enlarges, becomes more dense, or generally is not improving within 24 hours and no associated symptoms, should have eye doctor look soon. ...Read more
I have a marble-sized lump beneath n 2 the left of my nostril n w/ other symptoms believe I have a sinus infection. What natural remedies do u sugges?
Not sinusitis.: A marble-sized lump beneath your left nostril is not a sign of sinusitis. It may be a benign lesion such as a lipoma or fibroma. But have it diagnosed by an ENT doctor or plastic surgeon. Sinusitis does not produce this. What other symptoms do you have that would lead you to believe you have sinusitis? A lump in the upper lip needs a diagnosis rather than looking for natural remedies. ...Read more
How is it that my partner can suddenly get sick with sinus infection, but I did not get symptoms?
Likely: Sinus infection is not usually transmitted to another person. ...Read more
I feel all symptoms of a sinus infection what ways can I kill it before it takes full affect please help thank you?
Power of sleep: Your body 'wants' to be in good health-but with our busy lifestyles, often we don't do the right things. I would suggest to start with a good nights sleep -you may even be running a sleep deficit. Try for 10 hrs. Eat well too-this is no time to 'diet' -chicken soup is recommended. The liquid in that too is good for the mucous-to keep it clear and flowing and reduce chances of disease. See MD if Qs ...Read more
Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more
Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
7-10 days: An acute sinus infection may follow a URI and frequently lasts 7-10 days. Often, the body's immunologic system cures itself, but if symptoms linger, than an antibiotic may be necessary. Steam inhalation, saline sprays or irrigations and decongestants are helpful, along with drinking plenty of water. ...Read more
Sinuses,: Are cavities filled with air in both your cheek bones and in the frontal bone, and when you have a sore throat, common cold, upper respiratory infection, the inflammation is transmitted to those cavities as well and you have a sinus infection. Most of time it is a viral infection, sometimes bacterial and then you need antibiotics. Pain and nasal discharge are the main symptoms ...Read more
Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more
Shock: But fortunately this happens very rarely. See your doctor. ...Read more
Otc cold medicines can alleviate almost every symptom:
-pain/pressure (acetaminophen, ibuprophen)
-congestion (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine)
i would look directly for these ingredients to see what you are targeting. If not improving, an prescription antibiotic would be needed for the infection. ...Read more
Sphenoid: This sinus is the most posterior of the sinuses. Sinusitis here occurs after the other sinuses mainly. Symptoms will still include headache and people complain about it at the top of the head or in the back of the head. It is quite nonspecific as it is more rare. Diagnosis can be by sinus xr. If in doubt, go see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more
Possibly: Colds can alter the normal anatomy of sinuses and create an environment of secondary infection. ...Read more
Can postnasal drip be the only symptom of a sinus infection?
ANS: yes ...Read more
Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?
Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an individual person when he will no longer be contagious (many people ask about this, but one can only guess when he will no longer be spewing viruses). However, the sinusitis may not be contagious, meaning not all who catch the virus actually get sinusitis. ...Read more
Finished 7 days of 500mg levaquin (levofloxacin) 8 days ago for sinus infection. Felt better, but today all symptoms have returned. Is it possible it didn't clear up?
Well, ...: Since you felt better, the infection probably cleared up. You could have picked up another infection (bacterial) or you could have simple overproduction of mucus in your sinuses with increased congestion, often viral in nature, especially at this time of the year. See the Doctor and get an evaluation to better determine if you need an antibiotic or supportive measures to help the congestion. ...Read more
Yes: A sinus infection can lead to infection inside the skull. Headache, visual problems, double vision, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, fever, chills, confusion, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness in an arm or leg or face can occur. But it does not happen often. And viral sinusitis typically does not spread to the brain. ...Read more
Possible: The cause if an upper respiratory infection (sinus / ear). Can be transmitted either from child to patent or vice versa... To determine if bacterial infection vs rhinitis. Length of time, bloody nasal discharge, tender sinuses, headache and even fever are taken into account., . ...Read more
Yes: That is one possibility, but not the only cause of these problems! See your doctor. ...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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