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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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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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Can sinusitis on one side alter smell and taste? I can smell/taste some things, but not all and it comes and goes. I also have no congestion.

Can sinusitis on one side alter smell and taste? I can smell/taste some things, but not all and it comes and goes. I also have no congestion.

Yes it can: Chronic sinusitis is often associated with smell and taste impairment and unlike acute sinusitis often not associated with nasal congestion (which however might have initiated the acute infection -> chronic). ...Read more

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I've had sinusitis chest congestion for several weeks, is this normal? How do I get better faster?

I've had sinusitis chest congestion for several weeks, is this normal? How do I get better faster?

NEEDS TO BE TREATED: You have had sinusitis and chest congestion for several weeks and it is not normal.Have you been treated or not.And what if any treatment you received.Do you smoke and do you have history of allergies or bronchial asthma. I will suggest you get checked as you may have bronchitis/pneumonia and acute sinusitis and may need anrtibiotics after evaluation if indicated. ...Read more

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Having sinusitis, what is the best way to cure throat congestion?

Having sinusitis, what is the best way to cure throat congestion?

Congestion: I'd recommend using an OTC decongestant as long as you don't have any blood pressure problems. Also, using an OTC antihistamine would be beneficial. Warm salt water gargles. Sinus rinses also help. Using a humidifier. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I feel like i have sinusitis. I have facial pain, swelling, congestion, for more than a year. When does facial swelling go down after meds?

I feel like i have sinusitis. I have facial pain, swelling, congestion, for more than a year. When does facial swelling go down after meds?

Allergies?: If you have had these symptoms for a year, it's likely not an infection but more likely an allergy. Sometimes people with allergies have nasal polyps which can cause constant congestion. See your doctor, you may need referral to an ENT or Allergist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with sinusitis. I have sinuse pressure and pain. My voice is closed but I don't have congestion. I'm afraind that its not it.no ctscan?

I was diagnosed with sinusitis. I have sinuse pressure and pain. My voice is closed but I don't have congestion. I'm afraind that its not it.no ctscan?

Uncomplicated: For uncomplicated sinusitis in allow risk patient, initially CT may not be needed and the fair step is to proceed with therapy, including abx, decongestions etc. In an event there are complications and or you have a complex medical history CT is needed. Loss of your voice is more laryngitis, and not the sinus. Take rest, see your MD if you need abx, may not need and take fluids. ...Read more

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I have had sinusitis for two months I have been antibiotics and presiding. It will not go away. Ear is stopped up and I have chest congestion.

I have had sinusitis for two months I have been antibiotics and presiding. It will not go away. Ear is stopped up and I have chest congestion.

Check it out: Structural issues could causes persistant issues like polyps.Is it viral or allergic? Antibiotic do not work for them.. May need to see ENT for cultures or change of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more