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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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The dry air from heater makes my nose stuffy and burns. Can this cause sinus problems?

The dry air from heater makes my nose stuffy and burns. Can this cause sinus problems?

Dry air: YES - the purpose of your nose (besides the sense of smell) is to condition the air you breathe in - low humidity (from winter air or electric heat) can cause your sinuses to swell and produce more mucus to help condition the incoming air. Try a humidifier - even the inexpensive ones can help. Another option would be saline sprays/gels available over the counter you need moisture ...Read more

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Can depo-ralovera cause sinus problems or nose problems like to make it blocked I was fine until I got it again now its playing up again?

Can depo-ralovera cause sinus problems or nose problems like to make it blocked I was fine until I got it again now its playing up again?

Unlikely: In my experience there is no connection between your sinus problems and you being on depot ralovera. Having said that if that is what you experience then skip the next Depot ralovera shot and see what happens. ...Read more

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Can a fractured nose cause later sinus problems?

Can a fractured nose cause later sinus problems?

Yes: Yes, a fractured nose can result in a fractured septum which can obstruct sinus drainage resulting in a sinus problem. ...Read more

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My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

Septorhinoplasty: You need a thorough evaluation which may include a physical exam, nasal endoscopy and possibly even a ct scan of the sinuses. Should the problem seem to be from a structural issue (as opposed to allergies) surgery may help. It would involve making incisions inside and possibly outside (though well hidden) of the nose and possibly removing and re-breaking some nasal bones. ...Read more

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18 month old stuffed potato and egg up her nose. Could this cause sinus problems? Will it come out naturally?

18 month old stuffed potato and egg up her nose. Could this cause sinus problems? Will it come out naturally?

Maybe/not: Over the years I have had to retrieve beads, pieces of pork, foam, tissue paper, vitamins, rocks, etc. From the nasal passages of kids. The effect on their sinuses if any is short term. Sometimes these kids present as a stinky kid with no obvious issue until you look up their nose. Removal of the foreign body and treatment of the sinus infection clears up the bad BO. ...Read more

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There's a small bright spot around the center of my vision. Could my congested nose and sinus problems be the cause?

There's a small bright spot around the center of my vision. Could my congested nose and sinus problems be the cause?

Not sinus related: It is very doubtful that this is related to congestion or sinus problems. Instead, it may be a retinal problem, or may be a visual migraine if the symptoms lasted only a few minutes. If the symptoms are persisting, see an eye doctor to rule out vision threatening problems. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of chronic nose bleeds. Normal BP. No sinus problems.

What can be the cause of chronic nose bleeds. Normal BP. No sinus problems.

Trauma: Frequent nose bleeds can be from trauma. The nose has a tremendous blood supply. After the first nose bleed you may find additional nose bleeds hntil it finally heals.
Try to keep the area clean and moist but don't pick the scab or blow your nose too hard etc. Try nasal spray to avoid the itching. ...Read more

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I keep having headaches nausea and a runny nose what can cause this other than sinus problems?

I keep having headaches nausea and a runny nose what can cause this other than sinus problems?

Well: If the problem has been a recurrent one, one needs to consider migraine (usually there is a family history of it). If this is just a recent occurrence, you may just have a virus infection. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Yes it can: Yes, you can have those symptoms with sinus problems due to heavy concentration of nerves around sinus, palate and neck. See your pcp to evaluate sinuses for possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Sometimes: There are many reasons you can feel pressure in the head.

Rhinitis and sinusitis can cause pressure, but most often not. You may want to see a doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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Had my adenoids removed years ago but they grew back years later was thinking could this be the cause of my nasal and sinus problems if they are large?

Had my adenoids removed years ago but they grew back years later was thinking could this be the cause of my nasal and sinus problems if they are large?

Adenoid hypertrophy: It certainly is possible that enlarged adenoids would contribute to nasal breathing difficulties. Sometimes, adenoids can become chronically infected and can provide a reservoir for infection that could cause problems with ear infections and sometimes sinus infections. You might need them evaluated and removed again. ...Read more

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Can nasarel nasal spray cause sinus problems?

Can nasarel nasal spray cause sinus problems?

No: Nasarel (flunisolide) is a prescription topical corticosteroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis & may be useful in related conditions like nasal polyps. Nasarel is one of the earliest developed topical steroid sprays. Its not used very much anymore because it causes nasal stinging. It is not a vasoconstrictor/decongestant like afrin. Continued use does not cause blockage of sinus openings. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps or sinus problems cause me to have dizzy/off balance feelings?

Can nasal polyps or sinus problems cause me to have dizzy/off balance feelings?

Dizziness: It is possible that severe sinus condition may cause dizziness. However, I think is wise to check with your physician for proper diagnosis and adequate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, I ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal issues and back problems?

No but: You can ask your doctor to give your something (antihistamine nasal spray?) to decongest your nose or try breathright strip to keep your nose open while doing the drainage. Be sure that your aiming your Nasonex (mometasone) towards the outside direction of the nasal cavity and not the center. ...Read more

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Can nasarel nasal spray cause dental and sinus problems?

Probably not: Any over the counter nasal spray used for more than a few days may cause a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa. This condition may lead to irreversible damage to cilia (small hairs of the mucosa) and rebound where the nose is worse than before you started the medication. Any nasal condition, whether allergic or non-allergic should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion? ; or can it instead be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?

Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion? ; or can it instead be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?

Lung Question: Sinusitis, allergies and reflux are the primary cause of lung disease. A combination treatment plan can maximize your result. An allergist, ent, pulmonologist and a GI may be needed. ...Read more

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Woke up with 2 bumps above my eyebrows. I am having sinus problems stuffy snd blow ing my nose a lot. There is no pain from the bumps.

Woke up with 2 bumps above my eyebrows. I am having sinus problems stuffy snd blow ing my nose a lot. There is no pain from the bumps.

Rule out mucoceles: The fact that you mention two bumps above your eyebrows in the setting of sinus infection symptoms gives me pause for concern of a trapped mucus pocket in the frontal sinus, called a mucocele. There are other possibilities, but a mucocele can have severe complications related to the brain and the eyes. I recommend a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Sinus problems and tip of nose swollen?

Sinus problems and tip of nose swollen?

See doctor: It's hard to know what is going on, based on limited information. You need to be examined and given the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've had bad sinus problems for a year now its real bad I can hardly breathe through my nose and pain and pressure in my face what can I do about this?

I've had bad sinus problems for a year now its real bad I can hardly breathe through my nose and pain and pressure in my face what can I do about this?

Sinusitis: Please see an ENT doctor for nasal exam. Persistent nasal blockage can be the result of severe septal deviation, nasal polyps or severe allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a dehumidifier help decrease a stuffy and buring nose do to a common cold and sinus problems?

Might it happen that a dehumidifier help decrease a stuffy and buring nose do to a common cold and sinus problems?

Not a dehumidifier -: A humdifier can help with breathing when you have an upper respiratory infection. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/humidifiers/hq00076/nsectiongroup=2. ...Read more

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I've have sinus problems everyday. When a fans on, at night, outside and I blow my nose everyday. Do I need sinus surgery?

I've have sinus problems everyday. When a fans on, at night, outside and I blow my nose everyday. Do I need sinus surgery?

Too little info: The main concern is to make sure that these aren't symptoms of allergy - sinus surgery won't help if the underlying problem is allergies. The first step is to see an allergist for a thorough evaluation and treatment plan, and then consult an ENT surgeon if maximal allergy treatment isn't helping. ...Read more

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Hi im taking a 5mg calcium blocker but I have a sinus problems nose dry and stuffy what can I take and chest congestion?

Hi im taking a 5mg calcium blocker but I have a sinus problems nose dry and stuffy what can I take and chest congestion?

Congestion: You should be able to tolerate an over the counter agent like corcidinbp or aleve (naproxen) cold but ask your primary care physician for your best options. ...Read more

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I have BAD SINUS PROBLEMS MOSTLY NOISE. Could getting a nose job help.? I've done & taken EVERYTHING

Sinus issues: There may be structural issues in your nose contributing to your sinus problems. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in nasal procedures. ...Read more

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Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more