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Causes Of Sinus Infection
Lots of things: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. Once the sinuses cannot drain, bacteria can accumulate in the sinuses and increase in large enough numbers to cause the symptoms of infection. The bacteria can come from various sources, including the nasopharyx and the adenoids that reside there. ...Read more
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
Cause of sinus inf: For most people who get acute sinusitis it is caused by inflammation and thickening of the mucous membranes which block the very small openings of the sinuses and causes back of fluid, which is a great place for germs to grow. By far the most common causes are the ordinary cold and allergies. Regular sinus rinsing is probably the best preventive treatment. ...Read more
Acinetobacter: This would be an unusual bacterial cause of sinusitis, but virtually any organism can produce infection under the proper circumstances. This organism most commonly infects the sinuses when the patient is nasally intubated or has a nasogastric feeding tube in place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime, i bend my head down it hurts. The pain is in the base of my head. Could this be caused by sinus infection?
The location of: The pain is not characteristic of pain from sinus infection. ...Read more
Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more
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
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