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Can You Have Sinusitis Without Congestion
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
Sinus infection: Not typically. You can, but it would be unusual. The symptoms we look for include nasal congestion, nasal discharge which is usually white, yellow, green or some other color of the rainbow. The face can hurt or there is a lot of pressure in the face (usually the forehead or cheeks). The teeth can hurt and you can develop a headache. Many people will complain of fatigue/feeling run down/fever. ...Read more
Yes: Postnasal drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have nasal congestion. Can I use Flomist spray ? Please suggest something better if any which can be used for nasal congestion
When pregnant can you have listeriosis without any symptoms? Or will you always have symptoms? Is stuffy, runny nose a symtpom?
Not likely: Asymptomatic infection is rare. Usually diarrhea, not sniffles. From a medical textbook: "Obstetricians may receive calls from pregnant patients who ate food implicated in an outbreak of listeriosis that frequently receives wide media publicity. It is reasonable to reassure the asymptomatic patient and to recommend cultures of stool and blood for patients with any symptoms, including diarrhea." ...Read more
Can you have sinusitis without nasal congestion? I have all the symptoms, headache, cheeck pain, tooth pain and sneezing from allergies...
YES: Although nasal congestion is usually present in patients with acute/chronic sinusitis the infection itself can be primary and a part of a generalized "upper respiratory" infection. Bacterial infections of the sinus is often by organisms which "reside" there and are "activated" by a viral infection of the throat/nose upper airway. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: The symptoms of a sinus infection often involve a post nasal drip as opposed to a runny nose. The nasal passages can actually be relatively clear if the sinuses are totally blocked and then there will often be a headache or facial pain and tenderness. The drainage will often be worse upon lying down and can trigger a cough. ...Read more
Does allergic rhinitis cause sinus pressure or how would you know if you don't have a sinus infection ?
Can you have rhinoplasty if you suffer from sinusitis? Would the surgery aggravate the sinus? Would you even be able to sneeze
Rhinoplasty: Not treating a sinus infection while performing a rhinoplasty may increase the chance of post-operative infection. Rhinoplasty can usually be performed at the same time as sinus surgery. A recent study suggested that post-operative swelling may last slightly longer when both surgeries are performed simultaneously. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Cough and nasal congestion are two symptoms on a list of symptoms that can occur with an upper respiratory tract infection. You can have a sore throat, nasal congestion or discharge, sinus fullness or pressure, ear pain, cough, fever, and chills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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