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Can your hearing be sensitive to noise with a sinus infection?

Can your hearing be sensitive to noise with a sinus infection?

Sinus inf & noise: As a rule, no. If anything, sinus infections tend to reduce your hearing because the same process of inflammation and congestion often plugs up your eustachian tubes, blocking up the ears, so the eardrums don't work properly. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to distinguish between a sinus infection and migraine headache. Migraine is a common cause of hypersensitivity to noise. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.

How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.

A : A blocked ear after an infection is a very individual thing. If this is the first time this has happened and if you have no problems with your ears flying then it will probably clear rapidly (days). If this is something that happens frequently then there may be a more chronic condition going on such as chronic sinusitis which can smolder for a much longer time (weeks). Muffled hearing suggests fluid in the ear which usually means this is a more serious condition and should be evaluated by an ENT physician who would not only look at your ears but also look in your nose with a nasal endoscope to evaluate the sinuses and eustachian tube area and obtain cultures if necessary. This is best done a week or so after taking the Amoxicillin if symptoms are still present.
Nasal irrigations with a nettie pot may help speed up the recovery as will a few days of afrin use. ...Read more

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I am getting over my sinus infection, but my hearing is a bit unbalanced due to blowing my nose so often and it popping. Do I need to see a doctor or will it be balanced out in a few days?

I am getting over my sinus infection, but my hearing is a bit unbalanced due to blowing my nose so often and it popping.  Do I need to see a doctor or will it be balanced out in a few days?

IT WILL BALANCE OUT: It is not unusual to experience to have effect on hearing due to congestion and often blockage of Eustacian Tube
You can use over the counter Sudafed as a decongestant and if does not help see your doctor ...Read more

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I had mono went back to the doctor and she didn't see a virus anymore. I still feel dizzy with hearing loss could this be a sinus infection from mono?

I had mono went back to the doctor and she didn't see a virus anymore. I still feel dizzy with hearing loss could this be a sinus infection from mono?

Dizzy, hearing loss: Those issues may be somewhat unrelated to mononucleosis. If you had upper respiratory symptoms with the mono, then may be related. I would suggest seeing an otolaryngologist at this point to sort things our further, get a good head/neck exam, and possibly hearing testing. ...Read more

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2 Weeks ago I came back from Cancun, where I came down with a bad sinus infection, sore throat, and generally ill feeling. 2 days after my return, I developed a low buzzing noise in my left ear, a sensation of fullness and noise distortion, hearing a lot

2 Weeks ago I came back from Cancun, where I came down with a bad sinus infection, sore throat, and generally ill feeling. 2 days after my return, I developed a low buzzing noise in my left ear, a sensation of fullness and noise distortion, hearing a lot

Fluid in middle ear: You are describing a blockage in your left Eustachian tube, which connects your middle ear to your upper nasal passage. Sometimes, you can relieve it by holding your nose, blowing and trying to "pop" your ears. You may have fluid filling your left middle ear that may need to be drained. If those symptoms are persisting, see your primary physician or an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist ...Read more

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Is it normal to be sensitive to light when you have a sinus infection?

Not usually: It, can happen but is unusual. Sometimes sinus headaches are actually migraines which commonly are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and are severe. Some migraines have nasal congestion and drainage. ...Read more

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Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?

Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?

Allergy or infection: Sometimes sinus infection can trigger nasal allergy. Stuffy nose for 2 years points to allergy and green stuff periodically may be a marker for mild chronic infection. Learn how to treat the cause of allergy than taking antihistamines etc. visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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Bad cold, became sinus infection. Slowly better. Upper left teeth are sensitive when my heels strikke. Why? What can I do? How long will it last?

Bad cold, became sinus infection. Slowly better. Upper left teeth are sensitive when my heels strikke. Why? What can I do? How long will it last?

Connected: When having bad sinus infection,the upper back teeth gets very sensitive to changes of temperature and pressure as there roots are in very proximity to the floor of that infected sinus,it well all resolve as soon as sinus infection goes away, just keep a good oral hygiene and take your Ned's for the sinus infection and all well be good;) ...Read more

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I had a cold & sinus infection 10 days, finally clearing up. My top set of side teeth now feel very sensitive. How long does this last? What can I do?

Very common: also, called a dental sinus. Very common when the roots of the upper molar teeth are in proximity with the sinus area. Removing the dental and gum infection is the only successful treatment for a dental sinus. See your dentist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature overnight, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Maybe both: But usually when sinuses get infected the upper teeth become sore, the infection in the sinus can creat pressure which can push against the root of the teeth hence the sensitivity and soreness. The rest of your question I hope a md can answer! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T ...Read more

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Can salsa cause a sinus infection?

Salsa and sinusitis: Hello, I am not aware of any link to eating and swallowing salsa and an associated increased risk for sinusitis. ...Read more

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What does a sinus infection look like?

Sinusitis: Often presents with nasal speech, congestion, swelling and pain over the face, dental pain, purulent nasal discharge, occasionally fever and headache. ...Read more

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How can you help avoid sinus infection?

How can you help avoid sinus infection?

Avoid colds: Get influenza vaccine yearly, stay well hydrated, avoid close contact with persons with respiratory illnesses. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in these cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done about a sinus infection?

Medical treatment: For a sinus infection (as opposed to sinus pain) treatment includes appropriate antibiotics which are ordered by a physician after medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection go away on its own?

Can a sinus infection go away on its own?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis can be due to inflammation, viral or bacterial infection. Up to 2/3 of cases will resolve on their own. All you may need is saline irrigation, antihistamine, decongestant or a steroid nasal spray. If the symptoms last longer than a couple of weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Severe sinus infection, help what do I do?

See MD: See your doctor. Your doctor will determine the cause of the infection. You may be referred to an allergist and an ear, nose, throat doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to fight a sinus infection?

Depends: Sometimes "sinus infection" is actually just the common cold, which is managed symptomatically with decongestants and analgesics. A true sinus infection is diagnosed by having sinus tenderness/pain and purulent nasal discharge of ten days duration. This is often treated with antibiotics in addition to symptomatic care. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a sinus infection?

What can you do to treat a sinus infection?

Facilitate drainage!: Getting the sinuses to drain is the first step. You can facilitate this by using Normal Saline sprays (simply saline) or a nettie pot. Steam helps, too. A decongestant or prescription nasal steroid may help to open the sinus passages, also facilitating drainage. Antibiotics have a role where these measures don't solve the problem — and it's common to see longer courses than with other infections. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Sinus infection makes food taste awful, why?

Sinus infection makes food taste awful, why?

Taste disturbances: Sinus infections make food taste bad for several reasons:
1. Swelling in the sinuses can disturb the sense of smell which is important in our 'taste' of food.
2. Purulent (infected fluid) discharge drains down the back of the throat and into the mouth and pus never tastes nice
3. The fluid also drains down into the stomach and makes one nauseated.
All in all, not an epicurean delight. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sinus infection?

Eval: If you have a true infection and not just sinus pain — it is important that you seek medical treatment. Home remedies will not substitute for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for a sinus infection.

Sinusitis: You can irrigate with saline through a neti-pot, use a nasal spray and an oral decongestant like pseudoephedrine. Ask your friendly pharmacist for this. The problem is that this will not directly treat the organisms responsible for the infection of the sinus and may make you at risk of significant complications. Recommend you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Why sinus infection takes a long time to heal?

Why sinus infection takes a long time to heal?

Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis(CS) is common condition in which the sinuses around nasal passages become inflamed and swollen for at least eight weeks, despite therapy attempts. It interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. CS may be caused by infection, but can also be caused by (nasal polyps).CS most commonly affects young and middle-aged. Antibiotics sometimes necessary for sinusitis, not always. ...Read more

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What can a sinus infection lead to if untreated?

What can a sinus infection lead to if untreated?

Meningitis: Most of what people would call a sinus infection is a cold. It's generally unnecessary to use an antibiotic for symptoms lasting 10 to 14 days. If you start getting worse after 10 days, or get neck stiffness, significant pain, green drainage before that you may have a sinus infection. Sudden pain over a sinus is frequently migraine. Waiting longer can lead to a chronic problem, brain abscess,. ...Read more

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I wish to know what can I do for sinus infection?

I wish to know what can I do for sinus infection?

Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in these cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more