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What's left maxillary sinusitis?

What's left maxillary sinusitis?

Infection: It is an infection of the maxillary sinus on your left side. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Due to its deeper location in the skull sphenoid sinusitis requires ENT evaluation. Most likely you will need antibiotic therapy and decongestants. Surgical treatment was served for severe cases. Check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and medical treatment. ...Read more

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Right maxillary and ethmoidal sinusitis with superimposed fungal infection. Left retention cyst/ polyp?

Right maxillary and ethmoidal sinusitis with superimposed fungal infection.  Left retention cyst/ polyp?

See ENT: you need to see ENT they can help you with this question and they can take care of it as well ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Maxillary Sinusitis: In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions. There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Both sinuses sick: Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally. Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example. If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read more

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I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read more

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What is bilateral ethmoidal sinusitis?

What is bilateral ethmoidal sinusitis?

The ethmoid sinuses: are cavities in the bone up near the bridge of the nose (just a little below). Bilateral means that both sides are involved. Sinusitis means that the tissues are inflamed - may be related to an infection. ...Read more

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Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo?       Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

Maybe: A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube. This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help. ...Read more

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Frontal and left maxillary sinusites with left maxillary polyp/mucosal thickeing. Which treatment is required?

Sinusitis: Hello. You are describing a condition called pan sinusitis which means that multiple sinuses are affected. The treatment of choice in my practice would be an antibiotic, possibly a steroid medication, a nasal spray and a follow visit after the medication has been completed. Further evaluation such as a nasal endoscopy may be helpful to check for recovery. ...Read more

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What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause severe upper molar pain?

Can chronic sinusitis cause severe upper molar pain?

Yes: The last three or four teeth in the upper jaw have roots that are in close relationship to the floor of the maxillary sinuses. It is not uncommon for patients with chronic sinusitis to have pain radiate into the maxillary teeth. Likewise, patients with dental problems in the maxillary teeth that lie in close contact with the floor of the sinus can refer pain to the sinuses. ...Read more

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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read more

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal  thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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What OTC medicines can I use to relieve mucus right frontal sinus and sphenoid sinus. And sinusitis in ethmoid. Had severe pain pressure eye, head ?

What OTC medicines can I use to relieve mucus right frontal sinus and sphenoid sinus. And sinusitis in ethmoid.  Had severe pain pressure eye, head ?

Mucinex, (guaifenesin) afrin: Otc meds to reduce sinus pressure include muxinex, saline nose sprays and even afrin, a nasal decongestant but do not use afrin for more than two consecutive days because it may cause side effects. Sudafed or otc decongestants can help but they may cause hypertension. ...Read more

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7mm osteoma in the midline right frontal sinus with chronic headaches over eyes for 3 months?

7mm osteoma in the midline right frontal sinus with chronic headaches over eyes for 3 months?

Most osteomas: are incidentally discovered on imaging, are asymptomatic, and require no treatment. Occasionally they are located in a position that might obstruct sinus drainage and thereby cause symptoms. Talk to your doc about whether this finding could potentially be symptomatic, or, more likely, is not significant, in your case. ...Read more

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Can chronic maxillary sinusitis cause drowsiness, foggy feeling?

Can chronic maxillary sinusitis cause drowsiness, foggy feeling?

Maxillary Sinusitis: Greetings. Yes, chronic sinusitis can indeed cause fatigue, drowsiness and feeling like you are "in a fog". Our immune system is stressed with a sinus infection and thus is weakened. Over the counter saline nasal/sinus rinse 2-3 x/day the follow your evening dose with a steroid nasal spray as directed. This will help reduce inflammation. If after 5 days, your still ill, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while i was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc

Should i see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while i was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc

Chronic : Chronic sinusitis includes nasal obstruction, sinus pain and pressure around the eyes, nasal drainage, chronic cough, fatigue, headache, nose bleeds and several other symptoms--you do not need them all. These symptoms are persent more often than not for at least 3 months. You may also get exacerbations that worsen all of the symptoms temporarily making it feel more like an acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is treated with several meds at the same time: nasal steroid spray, antihistamine, nasal saline irrigations, prolonged antobiotics (4-6 weeks). If you dont feel better, then a sinus ct scan can solidify the diagnosis. Those that do not respond to maximal medical therapy may be candidates for sinus surgery. Surgery is normally very successful but often is not a cure but help alleviate many of the symptoms, making them easier to treat. ...Read more

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A 46-year-old patient with chronic maxillary sinusitis undergoes bilateral balloon dilation of the maxillary. How effective is this?

FESS: Balloon dilation may help certain issues. Fess is a very effective treatment for chronic maxillary sinusitis especially if other sinuses are involved, ask your treating physician. ...Read more

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What's left maxillary sinusitis?

Infection: It is an infection of the maxillary sinus on your left side. ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Both sinuses sick: Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally. Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example. If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Maxillary Sinusitis: In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions. There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more

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What to do if I have right maxillary sinusitis. what is the best antibacterial to keep it under control for long time ?

ENT doc: Antibiotics are not usually the best long term option for chronic or recurrent maxillary sinusitis. Usually there is a structural problem that needs to be corrected. See an ENT doc. ...Read more

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What can be done for acute maxillary sinusitis?

Many things: Clear the nose with saline rinses, using a bulb syringe or neti pot. Promote drainage from the sinuses with decongestants - either oral (tablets) or topical (nasal sprays). If symptoms persist for more than a week, get evaluated by your physician for whether an antibiotic might be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone 20mg for acute right maxillary sinusitis for 3 days. Is this safe to take or is there another alternative? I've heard terr

I was prescribed prednisone 20mg for acute right maxillary sinusitis for 3 days. Is this safe to take or is there another alternative? I've heard terr

Maybe: You have 2 good choices: follow his/her advice OR get some other advice. Either way, you need a trained/competent provider personally you; if you don't like what you're hearing, get a 2nd opinion. You may find the providers agree outright OR you may find a preferred alternative. Try an ENT or OMFS. ...Read more

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Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

Maybe: A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube. This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help. ...Read more

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What does this mean on MRI? Bilateral ethmoid and milder sphenoid, frontal, and bilateral maxillary sinusitis.

What does this mean on MRI?  Bilateral ethmoid and milder sphenoid, frontal,  and bilateral maxillary  sinusitis.

Depends on symptoms: It's very import for your doctor to correlate what radiologists find on your scans with your physical findings and symptoms. As far as your sinus findings, these are normally air filled areas along your face but an MRI will show if the lining is thickened or if the space has become fluid filled. Feel free to schedule a consult and upload your images and we can review these findings in detail. ...Read more

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What does a significant pneumatization of the petrous apex mean?suffered from migraines for 6 months and sphenoid and maxillary sinusitis

Normal: This is a variant of normal and basically means you have air cells (similar to that seen in other sinuses) within the petrous bone. In the absence of inflammation within this aerated petrous bone (usually by the presence of fluid in the air cells along with clinical signs and symptoms of sinusitis) this finding is not significant to you. ...Read more

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I suffer from burning eyes when I use the computer. Could my burning eyes have any connection with my bilateral maxillary sinusitis and ethmoidtis>?

I suffer from burning eyes when I use the computer. Could my burning eyes have any connection with my bilateral maxillary sinusitis and ethmoidtis>?

No! But your eyes : Are getting dryer from decreased blink reflex as a result of computer work, and can lead to dry eyes! Your staring at the screen causes this. So take many breaks and use lubricating artificial tears without preservatives. The sinusitis is a separate issue that you should be in touch with your PCP about. ...Read more

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Interested to know how do dental caries cause maxillary sinusitis?

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Interested to know how do dental caries cause maxillary sinusitis?

Not uncommon: Tooth infection is usually caused by dental caries and its consequences. It is not uncommon that sinusitis results from untreated maxillary dental infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?

Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?

Very much so.: The scenario can be just as you describe. If you are a smoker it is more likely to happen. The most common is not to have a tooth infection. Antibiotics are usually required. See your doctor to be treated immediately. ...Read more

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I got CT scan done today, report reads left maxillary sinusitis seen. I get headaches everyday, even when i don't have cold. How can I reduce them?

I got CT scan done today, report reads left maxillary sinusitis seen. I get headaches everyday, even when i don't have cold. How can I reduce them?

Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are likely to be secondary to nasal allergies, you need to get these under control to stop developing recurrent sinus infections, you need a nasal spray. If you have an allergist around you, you should see one. ...Read more

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Been having headaches migraines most of my life I've had MRI, CT scan EEG and I was always told I had maxillary sinusitis disease what is it?

It's migraines: The maxillary sinuses are air spaces in your cheekbones. Mild chronic sinusitis is common (it's not true that all Texans got fleas, but they all do got sinusitis). All those dopey people out there who say they got "sinus" headaches - 99.9% of them don't. Most sinus disease causes no pain at all. Of course all your tests are normal. You have migraines & you also have sinusitis. Totally unrelated. ...Read more

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Is it normal gor colds having headache, eye pain, maxillary sinusitis feell like toothache and the feeling of want to vomit because of headache , dizzy?

Sinusitis: You need to be seen and examined and treated by a physician asap. Do not wait on this, make an appointment and go. You may have one of the uncommon but potentially life-threatening complications of sinusitis. ...Read more

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Maxilla (Definition)

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