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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
Underneath my eyes are swollen, no pain, could it be sinus cavities? What to do to to reduce swelling?
Possible: Under each eye is the maxillary sinus. The floor of the sinus rests on the upper posterior teeth. An infection of the sinus or conjestion in the sinus with cause the area to swell. The use of a cold compress will help reduce the swelling however if infection is present then antibiotics are indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline Instead: Patients should start with saline sinus rinses. This is the best type of rinse one can do at home. I have treated countless patients and not needed to recommend peroxide sinus rinse. It can be used in some patients but it should only be done with who are being followed by an ENT who recommends it. Dont try at home otherwise. Peroxide can be very irritating the lining of the nasal passages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx of the sinuses: Not to be facetious, but the term simply means some disease involving the sinuses. Most commonly it refers to inflammation of the sinuses or "sinusitis" which can be viral or bacterial, and acute or chronic. Chronic sinus disease may require long term antibiotic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prob not sinuses: Nasal congestion is often confused with sinus congestion. If you are having trouble breathing through your nose you can try an otc decongestant antihistine combination with or without nasal saline. Stay away from decongestant nasal sprays as these are very addictive. If simple measures fail to give you relief you may have a viral or bacterial infection. At that point best to see your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rhino-sinusitis: The question is not "what is a good medicine for sinus"? But what is your true diagnosis. The answer to your question is what is the diagnosis. True infections of the para nasal sinuses (there are 4 of them) are almost always preceded by a viral or viral/bacterial infection of the nose and then proceeds into the adjacent sinuses. Thus you need to know the cause of your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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