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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Just getting over sinus infection, back of head throbbing sore stiff neck. Also take 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) xl. Taking dristan, avamys, still pressure in face?

Just getting over sinus infection, back of head throbbing sore stiff neck. Also take 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) xl. Taking dristan, avamys, still pressure in face?

Get med eval: Throbbing headache, stiff sore neck, and facial pressure can be signs of many things, including migraine, tension headache, continued sinus infection, and meningitis. Some of these problems are more worrisome than others. You should see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there still oxymetazoline in dristan?

Is there still oxymetazoline in dristan?

Yes in the spray: The spray form has oxymetazoline. The oral form does not. ...Read more

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32 weeks pregnant with flu. Doctor prescribed nasonex (mometasone) but it is not working. Can I take dristan instead? It has always worked really well for me.

32 weeks pregnant with flu. Doctor prescribed nasonex (mometasone) but it is not working. Can I take dristan instead? It has always worked really well for me.

Both not the best: Nasonex (mometasone) (corticosteroids) has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda. Dristan (ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine) has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of harm. Use in late pregnancy leads to premature fetal PDA closure.
The recommendations are during pregnancy use, when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs the risks. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus?

Sinus Trouble: This can depend on if this is a sinus infection or an allergic situation.

Given the season it is most likely allergies and then there are a two pronged approach and that is with a goon non-sedating antihistamine and a nasal steroid spray such as fluticasone. ...Read more

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What is the best cold and sinus medication for someone with hbp?

What is the best cold and sinus medication for someone with hbp?

Avoid diphenhydramin: Use saline mist nasal sprays frequently. Avoid OTC products containing diphenhydramine. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and had migraines for months and tried many medication but they didn't work and ruled out sinus. What should I do next? What can it be?

I'm 16 and had migraines for months and tried many medication but they didn't work and ruled out sinus. What should I do next? What can it be?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Is tavist (clemastine) cold and sinus medication still available?

Is tavist (clemastine) cold and sinus medication still available?

TAVIST (CLEMASTINE): Yes it is available as brand name and generic clmastine,
in march 2011 fda approved it to be available over the counter without prescription. ...Read more

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Sinus relief medications without decongestin benefit. What's wrong?

Sinus relief medications without decongestin benefit. What's wrong?

Congestion not it: If you are feeling a "sinus" type headache and are taking decongestants to relieve it without relief, it could be that these "sinus" type of headache str not related to your sinuses at all. It may be that these headaches are really tension or migraine type headaches. ...Read more

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I hav had chronic sinus for 15 years. No medication works. What could b wrong?

I hav had chronic sinus for 15 years. No medication works. What could b wrong?

Chronic sinus: Hello. It sounds line you would benefit from a ct scan and an ENT evaluation. It may be related to narrow sinus outflow tracts and/or allergies. ...Read more

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Can I still exercise while taking my medication listed in my profile? .I'm on my third week taking a new antibiotic for sinus

Maybe: If you exercise at a high intensity and have an infection you need to back off some if you have significant fever you might need to take break and rest. Some antibiotics risk a serious skin reaction if sun exposed. Why are you taking antibiotic? That reason is more likely to slow you down than the antibiotic itself check with your doctor with these details to be certain. ...Read more

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What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

A Neti Pot: Current recommendations from several authorites discourage the routine use of antibiotics now in sinus infections. A neti pot (using sterile water and a salt soltuion) is a safe and helpful treatment. ...Read more

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Can ethmoid and sphenoid sinus diesease be cured with medication?

Can ethmoid and sphenoid sinus diesease be cured with medication?

Depends: Its sounds although you have intractable sinus disease. Given your prior hx:
bilateral medial turbinectomies. Resection of medial walls, of both maxillary sinuses, and a partial ethmoidectony; you might need surgical intervention but I would ask your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my severe chronic sinus headaches? Otc medications don't work for me.

What can I do to treat my severe chronic sinus headaches? Otc medications don't work for me.

Sinus headache: If you have chronic sinus headaches they could be allergic or infection. See your dr and get proper diagnoses and treatment please. ...Read more

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My sinus problem never persist even after my nasal opetation. I have to rely on oral medication for certain time. What is the best cure?

My sinus problem never persist even after my nasal opetation. I have to rely on oral medication for certain time. What is the best cure?

It depends: From what I gather, you still have sinus problems after sinus surgery. Very broadly, persistent allergies, smoking, possible need for revision surgery, problems with the immune system, ongoing exposure to germs (e.g. Kindergarten teachers), and a tendency for sinus polyps to regrow are possibilities. Rarely is surgery a total "cure, " so it is important to follow up or maybe get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Wat is umbilical sinus? Is it curable by medication or surgery is required?? Umblical sinus is of 2 cms in C.T scan reports. Plz reply soon

Wat is umbilical sinus? Is it curable by medication or surgery is required?? Umblical sinus is of 2 cms in C.T scan reports. Plz reply soon

Umbilical sinus: Umbilical sinus is a rare condition that shows itself with persistent umbilcal drainage (usually in little kids). Its a result of an embryonic malformation. The treatment is surgery. No medication will cure it. ...Read more

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Do you need to take medication for pots syndrome/ inappropriate sinus tach? High hr is just an annoyance sometimes, don't really have other symptoms

Probably not: If you have a diagnosis of pots, the treatment is directed towards symptoms. Pots by itself isn't life threatening, but can be annoying. Lots of fluids throughout the day is also a standard recommendation. If you really aren't symptomatic, why would you take medicine or even carry this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing sinus drainage for a couple of weeks now. I went to a minute clinic and received some medication, but did not finish the?

Hi, I have been experiencing sinus drainage for a couple of weeks now. I went to a minute clinic and received some medication, but did not finish the?

You did not finish?: I am guessing you did not finish the medication now if you are feeling good no more drainage great if you still having drainage then make sure you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg at bed time use OTC saline nasal spray and eat local honey hope that is helpful thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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Can sinus infection get better without medication?

Some can: The body can fight off some sinus infections over an extended period of time (4-6 weeks) but the discomfort & symptoms may remain for the duration. Decongestant nasal sprays & nasal wash out with saline may help over time. People did get these & survive before we had antibiotics. However, the prolonged course and symptoms may make it unwise to try. Significant complications can occur. ...Read more

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What medication is safe to take with sinus tachycardia?

What medication is safe to take with sinus tachycardia?

Unfortunately your: Question is not clear. Do you mean what medications are safe to take to treat sinus tachycardia or do you mean what medications are safe to take to treat a different problem when you have sinus tachycardia? Please ask a clearer question so we can help you to get the answer you want. ...Read more

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Can I take a sinus pill before I take my thyroid medication. Because my sinus is acting up?

Can I take a sinus pill before I take my thyroid medication. Because my sinus is acting up?

Most Likely Yes: All of the sinus medications warn against use in the setting of thyroid disease. However, if your thyroid disease is well controlled on your current levothyroxine dose and you have no other reasons not to take the sinus medications you should be fine. I would recommend taking the lowest effective dose of the sinus medication and if possible separating the physical time of taking the medications. ...Read more

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I have tried over-the-counter medications for sinus congestion yet nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

I have tried over-the-counter medications for sinus congestion yet nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

Sinus congestion: Try irrigating your nose with saline or hypertonic saline. Regular saline is a mixture or one teaspoon kosher salt to one quart of water, tap or boiled. It does not matter. For hypertonic and more congestion add 3 tsp salt to one quart of water. 50 cc each nostril 4 times a day. You can add some baking soda, a pitch, for better ph balance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have a really bad sinus headache for 3 days what else can be taken to relieve the sinus headache. What medication can be taken?

Have a really bad sinus headache for 3 days what else can be taken to relieve the sinus headache. What medication can be taken?

Sinusitis: An excellent over the counter combination (especially for air travel) to relieve congestion is Afrin, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) and Pseudofed. Generic brands can be substituted. Use saline spray too to help keep nasal passages moist and clear of mucous. ...Read more

Dristan (Definition)

Oxymetazoline is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents. ...Read more