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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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What are the causes of acute sinusitis?

Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed wit acute sinusitis, can this cause large lumps on my scalp?

Lumps with sinusitis: You may have reactive lymph nodes, but that's about all that might occur. ...Read more

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Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Yes: Acute sinusitis by causing inflammation in the nose and nasal cavity can secondarily cause swelling in the eustachian tube. This eustachian tube swelling can create negative pressure in the middle ear and lead to ear pain. ...Read more

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Can acute sinusitis cause extreme left neck gland swelling, right is also swollen but not as severe. Sinusitis is unresponsive so far to 2weeks amox.

Can acute sinusitis cause extreme left neck gland swelling, right is also swollen but not as severe. Sinusitis is unresponsive so far to 2weeks amox.

Reevaluation: I would get that checked out. It sounds like what you may have may be resistant to amoxicillin, or you may have something else going on. The swelling may just be swollen lymph nodes, but if it is still ongoing after 2 weeks of antibiotics, you should be examined. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but i read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? i have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but i read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? i have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

Sinusitis: The medications you report are not related to sinusitis. For sinusitis you should seek an ear, nose, and throat doctor Regarding your three diabetes medicines do you really need them. Your medicines are type 2 diabetes and over time, with help from your doctor or nurse practitioner, you will no longer have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I went to my primary yesterday and i was told that I have acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic and serous otitis media. Can any of these cause shortness of breath?

I went to my primary yesterday and i was told that I have acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic and serous otitis media. Can any of these cause shortness of breath?

Yes... But : If you have all those diagnosis the underplaying cause is an infection, which can spread, to the lung. Sinusitis can lead to post nasal drip and cause shortness of breath, but so can a bronchitis or pneumonia.... If you don't get better shortly or get worse head back over to his office. ...Read more

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What is acute sinusitis?

What is acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks). ...Read more

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How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

An ENT exam: Without a specific x-ray, an ENT exam will usually reveal redness, swelling and pus in the lateral wall of the nose. The pussy drainage can be cultured and a specific diagnosis and treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

History and physical: A history and physical - evaluation by a physician is my first choice - remember, most sinus infections are viral and do not require antibiotics! ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis is not going away. Why?

Acute sinusitis is not going away. Why?

Possibilities: It might not be sinusitis at all, or if it is you might have a blockage of your sinus drainage pathway. A ct of the sinuses can answer these questions and is generally the first step in answering your question. Other possibilities include allergies, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and, rarely, antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

Infection : Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nasal sinuses (maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, or sphenoid) that is of recent onset. This infection is usually of bacterial origin, but could also be due to a viral or fungal infection as well. Common symptoms include nasal congestion, foul odor from the nose, cough, facial or upper teeth pain, and a "sinus" headache. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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How to know if I might have acute sinusitis?

Symptoms and Xray: Acute sinusitis is characterized by yellow-green nasal discharge, pain under the eyes, fullness and pressure in the face, post-nasal drainage. It starts with a cold and of course is confirmed by an X-ray ...Read more

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What could be why i continue to get acute sinusitis?

Recurrent sinusitis: There are many reasons why people get recurrent sinusitis. You may be suffering from allergies that predispose you to recurrent attacks. You may also have some anatomic abnormalities that require surgery to fix- see an ENT doctor and they may recommend a ctscan to see what the underlying problem is. ...Read more

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What is the best way to beat a cold and acute sinusitis?

What is the best way to beat a cold and acute sinusitis?

Be healthy: There are no "shortcuts" to viral infections. The best approach is to get plenty of rest, exercise regularly, and eat a well-balanced diet to give your immune system all the tools it needs to do its job. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis = abrupt onset of inflammation and /or infection of one or more sinuses. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of (acute) sinusitis?

Following a URI: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, drainage and discolored secretions are all non-specific symptoms and don't necessarily indicate sinusitis. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

An infection of the nose and the sinus airways behind the nose and inside the cheekbones. Most often the infection ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

Try spraying nasal saline several times per day to help reduce ...Read more