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What to do if I have sinusitis, is this causing the bad taste in my mouth?

What to do if I have sinusitis, is this causing the bad taste in my mouth?

Likely yes: Bacterial infections are often associated with bad taste and bad smell. This should resolve after treatment and resolution of the infection. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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A chronic sinusitis can give white tongue? What about red spots without pain? And I notice a bad taste that comes as the throat or tongue back end...

A chronic sinusitis can give white tongue? What about red spots without pain? And I notice a bad taste that comes as the throat or tongue back end...

May not be Rel: The two are separate entities but can present as symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection where your autoimmune system is burdened. ...Read more

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Hello I have sinusitis and its hurts like mad so when it gets proper bad I panic and it causes me to think im going to swallow my tongue. Is anxiety?

Hello I have sinusitis and its hurts like mad so when it gets proper bad I panic and it causes me to think im going to swallow my tongue. Is anxiety?

Try netti pot: Or saline nasal rinses. Rinsing your sinus daily may reduce sinusitis and reduce your intake of antibiotics. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause sores to roof of mouth?

Can sinusitis cause sores to roof of mouth?

Yes.: But it would be better if a ct scan of maxilla is taken, if you are suspicious of sinus pathoses. ...Read more

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Pressure in face, nose, upper mouth when bending over. No sinus drainage. Could it still be sinusitis? I have a deviated septum, could that cause it?

Pressure in face, nose, upper mouth when bending over. No sinus drainage. Could it still be sinusitis? I have a deviated septum, could that cause it?

Sinusitis likely: One can have a collection of mucus within the sinuses that are unable to drain leading to inflammation of the mucosal lining of the sinuses, and possibly bacterial collection. Sinus pressure can occur due to lack of drainage and become exacerbated when bending over. Your history of a deviated septum could be adding to the difficulty with sinus drainage. See PCP for treatment. ...Read more

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Can upper jaw/mouth pain be caused by bacterial sinusitis (which was recently diagnosed)? Will antibiotic regimen (bactrim) solve this too?

Can upper jaw/mouth pain be caused by bacterial sinusitis (which was recently diagnosed)? Will antibiotic regimen (bactrim) solve this too?

Yes, if: Yes, if maxillary sinusitis is causing tooth, mouth and jaw pain, and sinusitis is successfully treated, these pains will dissipate.
If dental or jaw pain persists, see DDS. ...Read more

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Will sinusitis cause erosion of teeth?

Will sinusitis cause erosion of teeth?

Basically, No: But bad teeth can cause sinus problems, although that is relatively rare as well. A sinus ct can usually tell what is the source of the problems. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause the head to be sore?

Can sinusitis cause the head to be sore?

Here are some...: Headache and facial pain are the common symptoms of sinusitis, which may be acute or chronic, and usually is related with viral infection. Despite being a common illness, seek evaluation and counseling timely if symptoms are worsening or intolerable, especially with fever; don't wait. ...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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Can allergies cause pressure in head/nose area that resembles sinusitis?

Can allergies cause pressure in head/nose area that resembles sinusitis?

Yes.: An allergy med with a decongestant can help Some if there are kept begin the pharmacy counter. ...Read more

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Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Viral infection: Various upper respiratory viruses typically cause swollen and painful tastbuds. The fact that you have congestion and sinusitis strongly suggests an upper respiratory viral infection that should resolve itself. If these symptoms continue for more than 2 weeks, your doctor might want to give you a trial of antibiotics in case a secondary bacterial infection is present. If not helpful, imaging ...Read more

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If not teeth problems and no sinusitis, what are your ideas on curing bad breath?

If not teeth problems and no sinusitis, what are your ideas on curing bad breath?

Check teeth again: Do you still have your wisdom teeth? If so they tend to build up plaque which causes mouth odor. Do you floss every day? Rarely halitosis (bad breath) can come from diseased tonsils. Are they large or painful? Do you have symptoms of sinusitis (headache, fever, cough, nasal congestion)? Sinusitis can cause bad breath in some cases. Try flossing more and have wisdom teeth removed. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had an MRI of my head, which showed I have severe sinusitis, would that cause all these symptoms?

What do you recommend if I had an MRI of my head, which showed I have severe sinusitis, would that cause all these symptoms?

Explanation: First of all, an MRI is not the best diagnostic test for sinusitis. A CAT scan is. Secondly, you do not tell us anything about your symptoms. You state "would that cause all these symptoms". Tell us what your symptoms are and then we can give you more advice. ...Read more

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If I had untreated chronic sinusitis, can that cause pneumonia with severe chest pains? I've already had my tonsils and aiednoids removed.

If I had untreated chronic sinusitis, can that cause pneumonia with severe chest pains? I've already had my tonsils and aiednoids removed.

Not usually: However sinusitis can cause coughing and frequent or violent coughing can lead to chest pain. If you have had frequent upper respiratory infections, pneumonia on top of the chronic sinusitis, consult an allergist/immunologist for an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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Dentist prescribed me a ZPak for sinusitis, affecting my teeth. (HURTS SO BAD). How long until the pain is relieved from taking the ZPak?

Antibiotics: An MD should be prescribing appropriate antibiotics for sinusitis. From my personal experience I have found Z-pack ineffective for those types of infections. Levaquin (levofloxacin) worked much better for me. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause temporal top and back of the head headache or only direcly above the infected chambers in the front? In chronic maxillary

Can chronic sinusitis cause temporal top and back of the head headache or only direcly above the infected chambers in the front? In chronic maxillary

Possible: Sinus headaches pain is not localized to the sinus anatomic site but having headache at the back of the head is unusual. If you do have chronic sinusitis at your age, you should consult an allergist/immunologist to find out the cause. It also should not be left untreated. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

Repeat That....: If the infection is severe enough and chronic, it could spread to the ear. In still developing ears, as in children, the fluid build up could cause enough pressure to cause the ear drum to rupture. The inflammation has impeded the ability of the fluid to drain. It is important to begin treatment before it gets to the chronic stage. ...Read more

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How toothache can cause sinusitis, with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?

How toothache can cause sinusitis, with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?

Not unusual: The roots of the upper first molar are often very close in proximity to the maxillary sinus. A sinus infection can cause a toothache, and a tooth infection can cause sinus pain. Or the two can occur independently. This tooth is the most common one for a root canal to fail due to its complexity. Seek evaluation by an endodontist, preferably one with 3-d imaging (cbct). Usually treatable. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection or sinusitis cause head jerking\ twitching?

Can an ear infection or sinusitis cause head jerking\ twitching?

Unlikely: If we are talking about an infant sometimes occasionally pulling on the ears may be symptom. There are "tics" which are usually twitching, eye blinking which if worsens may suggest something more serious (unrelated to the ear infection).This condition should be evaluated by a neurologist. Allergies which can lead to sinusitis can cause nose twitching because of the itchy nose. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

I have symptoms of sinusitis with mild facial swelling. A year ago, I had a root canal on the same side on the upper molar number two with a crown placed. That tooth is tender now. What could be the cause of swelling, tooth or sinus? I am not sure whom to

Dentist First: From you history, I would start with the root canal tooth, then work from there. It is possible, given your timeline, that the root canal possibly failed, and the infection recurred. If so, treatment is necessary and may allow you to still save the tooth. It is possible it's a sinus infection, but my first guess would be the rct tooth. You want a "pa x-ray", digital if possible, or ct scan. ...Read more

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History of brain abcess caused by sinusitis went to ER with head pain she had CT scan they said brain was fine. However her forehead has swollen.

History of brain abcess caused by sinusitis went to ER with head pain she had CT scan they said brain was fine. However her forehead has swollen.

Change?: If the forehead swelling is a significant change from the exam on the day the CT scan was done I would go back to the ER for a recheck. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more