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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Can you have a sinus infection without stuffy/runny noses?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Yes: If you are just talking about a possibility of a viral/fungal/bacterial infection in the sinuses that doesn't manifest with stuffy or runny nose, then yes, that is conceivably possible, especially if there is limited/focal involvement. ...Read more

Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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Can you have the flu without coughing or congestion?

Can you have the flu without coughing or congestion?

These are common: Flu sxs. Maybe if you had a mild case of the flu you could present without cough or congestion. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

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

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Do people ever get a sinus infection without nose congestion?

Do people ever get a sinus infection without nose congestion?

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

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Can you have a sinus headache with or without postnasal drip of congestion? And ear pressure?

Can you have a sinus headache with or without postnasal drip of congestion?  And ear pressure?

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 more

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Can you havevthe flu without congestion?

Can you havevthe flu without congestion?

Most likely could.: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sinus infection without nasal congestion or runny nose?

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 more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I have nasal congestion. Can I use Flomist spray ? Please suggest something better if any which can be used for nasal congestion

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I have nasal congestion. Can I use Flomist spray ? Please suggest something better if any which can be used for nasal congestion

Yes: fluticasone (flomist) nasal spray would help nasal congestion, provided that you use it right and better use saline nasal wash prior, if no improvement after few days please see your doctor/ENT ...Read more

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When pregnant can you have listeriosis without any symptoms? Or will you always have symptoms? Is stuffy, runny nose a symtpom?

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

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Can you have sinusitis without nasal congestion? I have all the symptoms, headache, cheeck pain, tooth pain and sneezing from allergies...

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 more

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Can you have some fluid in your maxillary sinus without actually having an infection?

Can you have some fluid in your maxillary sinus without actually having an infection?

Sinus fluid: It is possible. However, sinus fluid can predispose the patient to recurrent infection. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a stuffy or runny nose to have a sinus infection?

Do you have to have a stuffy or runny nose to have a sinus infection?

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

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Can you have sinus headache with no drainage or cough ?

Can you have sinus headache with no drainage or cough ?

Yes!: Sinusitis can have various symptoms, including no drainage or cough. When in doubt have things checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Can you have rhinoplasty if you suffer from sinusitis? Would the surgery aggravate the sinus? Would you even be able to sneeze

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 more

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Do you have to have a cough or nasel congestion to have a URI?

Do you have to have a cough or nasel congestion to have a URI?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

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