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Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?

Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?

Swollen what?: If you are talking about a lymph node, this is almost never normal. If the bone itself is "swollen", is it possibly you have broken it at some time? It is on the opposite side, but do you have a diagnosis for the sinus/cheek pain? Are there other swollen nodes in the neck, jaw, or armpit for example? You should probably be seen by someone who can evaluate all of this. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Sinus infection 2 mos ago didn't quite go away with meds. Little better still blocked up, why do both cheeks under cheekbone appear sunken in now?

Sinus infection 2 mos ago didn't quite go away with meds. Little better still blocked up, why do both cheeks under cheekbone appear sunken in now?

Sunken cheeks: It sounds like it's not that the area below your cheekbones are sunken (this would be quite unusual) but maybe that your cheekbones and above, in the area around your eye, may be swollen giving you this appearance. I would return to see your doctor or an ENT to confirm the persistence of your sinus infection. ...Read more

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I got tension on temple, jaw, tooth, cheekbone (all unilateral). MRI reveals nothing other than chronic blockage on sinus (could that be culprit?)

I got tension on temple, jaw, tooth, cheekbone (all unilateral). MRI reveals nothing other than chronic blockage on sinus (could that be culprit?)

Diagnosis is key: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, facial muscle pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, jaw misalignment, facial pain, bruxism, headaches and TMJ disorders. Diagnosis is the key for a successful treatment. See OFP specialist. ...Read more

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I have a lot of tightness and pressure in my cheekbone and jaw. Does that sound more like dental problems like a wisdom tooth or sinus?

I have a lot of tightness and pressure in my cheekbone and jaw. Does that sound more like dental problems like a wisdom tooth or sinus?

Either: Your symptoms could be from either sinus conjestion and acute or chronic sinus disease or from a dental problem like a wisdom tooth. It could also be from some other dental problem also. You should see a dentist or ENT doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a history of sinus infections... I am currently having slot of pain in my upper jaw, cheekbone and lower eye socket, swelling in the right side?

I have a history of sinus infections... I am currently having slot of pain in my upper jaw, cheekbone and lower eye socket, swelling in the right side?

Maxillary sinus: This sounds like congestion and/or infection of the maxillary paranasal sinus. Encourage drainage by applying heat and/or inhaling steam, irrigating the nasal passages with warm, salt water, using a nasal decongestant spray sparingly, but a course of appropriate antibiotics are probably needed., An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Could be: Could be one or the other or both. If you have an infected tooth it will need specific dental treatment, not just pills. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more

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Pain right side of face x 3 weeks. No swelling. All top teeth right side tender. Pain by nose and cheekbone. Teeth not sensitive to heat/cold. Painful to chew on that side. No nasal discharge. Toothache or Sinus? How tell the difference?

Pain right side of face x 3 weeks. No swelling. All top teeth right side tender. Pain by nose and cheekbone. Teeth not sensitive to heat/cold. Painful to chew on that side. No nasal discharge. Toothache or Sinus? How tell the difference?

Could be either: Your upper teeth sit in the wall of the maxillary sinus that is beneath the cheekbone. They could be the source of infection, or the pain could be referred to them by a sinus infection. Teeth not sensitive makes it seem more like sinus. Warm Xlear rinse could help. Three weeks is a long time and infections in this location could become serious. You probably need to have an exam/ x-ray done. ...Read more

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I have severe face pain in lower cheekbones, docs ruled out teeth, sinus etc. Could severe anxiety cause this?

I have severe face pain in lower cheekbones, docs ruled out teeth, sinus etc. Could severe anxiety cause this?

TMJ: No, not anxiety. May be TMJ. See TMJ-orofacial pain expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Being treated for sphenoid + maxilary sinus infections. Today, my face is somewhat puffy under my eyes and top of cheekbones. Is this due to sinuses?

Being treated for sphenoid + maxilary sinus infections. Today, my face is somewhat puffy under my eyes and top of cheekbones. Is this due to sinuses?

Sinusitis treatment: Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

Rhinosinusitis: The lining of the nose and sinuses is contiguous. The most common causes of swelling of this lining include both allergic and non allergic rhinitis, as well as infectious and inflammatory issues. Nonallergic causes may include dry air, smoke, perfumes, dust, temperature changes, etc. See your doctor for an assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Migranes. And sinus?

Yes?: What is your question?

Sinus issues can certainly cause headaches, not migraine headaches, but rather sinus headaches. ...Read more

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What is sinus rhythm?

What is sinus rhythm?

Normal heart beat.: Normal heart beat is called normal sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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What is a sinus rhythm?

What is a sinus rhythm?

Sinus rhythm: Sinus rhythm is the normal rhythm of the heart. It is produced by depolarization of cells in the 'sinus node' of the right atrium. The signal goes from there around the heart. It first depolarizes the atria and causes P wave and the passes into the ventricles and causes the QRS and T waves. This usually happens at a rate of 60-100 beats a minute. ...Read more

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What is sinus tachacardia?

What is sinus tachacardia?

Fast normal heart bt: Sinus tachycardia is a normal heart beat at >100 beats per minute. ...Read more

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What is sinus tachycordia?

What is sinus tachycordia?

Fast: This is a normal heart rhythm that is faster than usual, by definition more than 100 bpm. ...Read more

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What is sinus tachhycardia?

What is sinus tachhycardia?

FAST RATE: Sinus tachycardia means heart rate greater than 100 BPM but the rhythm is normal. ...Read more

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What about sinus imfection?

Vague question: What about sinus infection. Do you have one? Do you want treatment. In any event see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is sick sinus syndrome?

What is sick sinus syndrome?

Heart rate problem: Sick sinus syndrome is a vague medical term referring to a problem with the heart's sinus rhythm. It can include rhythms that are too fast, too slow, irregular, or all of the above. If symptomatic, it is often treated with a pacemaker. It can be a symptom of aging, or of a deeper problem. Definitely, get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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Sinus pain when I lean over?

Sinus pain when I lean over?

Pressure: Sinus pain often occurs because there is inflammation that lead to swelling of the nasal anatomy. Often there is my enough space for this swelling and things touch when they shouldn't. This leads to pain and pressure. When you lean over the sinus become more engorged with blood and that causes further swelling and this worsening pain/pressure. ...Read more

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How do I care for sinus cold?

How do I care for sinus cold?

Sinusitis: Use saline nose drops 4 times daily, use a vaporizer, take antihistamines. If after ten days you are not better consult your doctor for possible antibiotic coverage. If you have fever before 10 days you may also want to consult your doctor for possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to treat sinus dripping?

How to treat sinus dripping?

Hydration: Nasal rinse and oral decongestant. If condition persist nasal steroid sprays and sometimes antibiotics if indicated ...Read more

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What is chronic sinus disease?

Duration: Chronic sinusitis is sinus inflammation, infection, or disease lasting for longer than 90 days. Disease is vague, but usually we refer to inflammation or infection of the sinuses. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sinus cyst?

How do you treat a sinus cyst?

Mayneed no treatment: An asymptomatic sinus retention cyst may need no treatment. Best to consult your otolayngologist for review of your xray so appropriate diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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How do I fight sinus problems?

Address cause: One reason may be allergies producing nasal congestion. If it is, try nasal steroids. You may also have progressed such that your anatomy encourages sinus infections such as swollen nasal lining or obstruction of your sinus openings. See an ENT who will try to treat it medically first and then resort to surgery, if needed. ...Read more

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What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sinus drip?

Use a netipot daily: Fill 1/2 way with warm water. Add a few pinches sea salt, dissolve. Then over the bathroom sink, put spout of Neti Pot flush with one nostril and tip it up so salt solution runs down into your upended nostril and hopefully comes out the opposite nostril. Repeat # of times. ...Read more

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Any useful advice for sinus pain?

Get rid of...: Antibiotics may need to be used, but you need regular sinus x-rays to see if you do have sinusitis. It could be allergic, or infectious, or both. Decongestants will help, as will mucolytic agents. Aleve (naproxen) should ehlp, and a brief stint on Prednisone may be in order! See your doctor! ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus cold?

What can I take for a sinus cold?

Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read more

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How do I treat hayfever or sinus?

How do I treat hayfever or sinus?

There are a few: Over the counter antihistamines that help allergies. U can ask ur pharmacist for help. If this doesn't work, see ur doc. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause sinus trouble?

Can smoking cause sinus trouble?

Yes: The sinuses are part of our respiratory system, and smoking impairs EVERY part of that system, from the mouth and nose all the way into the deepest parts of our longs, and includes the sinuses as well. It is a major factor in most cases of chronic sinusitis, although it is by no means the only cause. Get help quitting if you need it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sinus cause distorted vision?

Can sinus cause distorted vision?

Yes if severe: In this picture you'll see how close your sinuses are to your eyeballs. Increased pressure in your sinuses can put pressure on the nerves used for eye movement. Sinus medication can also make it hard to focus your eyes. If the area around your eyes gets red and swollen, or if you have double vision, the infection could have traveled to a dangerous place. For any vision change, see a doctor! ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more