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What are the symptoms of viral sinus infections?

What are the symptoms of viral sinus infections?

Cannot tell the: difference. Sinus infection can be viral or bacterial. Facial pain , drainage frequently colored or bloody, pain in the face and alteration of taste can all be symptoms including fever. Suggest that you do not smoke. If this persist see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

Sinusitis: It is the same for all the sinuses except for the location. The sphenoid is up behind your nose so you may feel pressure there with the headaches. All the other symptoms of sinusitis are the same. ...Read more

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What is the dosage and duration of cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinus infection?

What is the dosage and duration of cipro (ciprofloxacin) for sinus infection?

It depends.: For the average size adult without kidney or liver problems, the appropriate dose for an acute sinus infection (symptoms present for only a week or so) is 500mg twice a day for 7 to 10 days. Chronic sinusitis (infection persisting for several weeks or more) is often treated for much longer, up to 4-6 weeks of antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

Sphenoid: This sinus is the most posterior of the sinuses. Sinusitis here occurs after the other sinuses mainly. Symptoms will still include headache and people complain about it at the top of the head or in the back of the head. It is quite nonspecific as it is more rare. Diagnosis can be by sinus xr. If in doubt, go see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

Depends on the site: Of infection and organism. Upper airway infections include streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, peritonsilar abscess, acute and chronic sinusitis, laryngitis with hoarseness etc. Most of these infections are associated with fever, pain at the site of infection, and may have sequelae like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, scarlet fever, neuropathy etc. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Some: Usually cough medicine will help alleviate stuffy, runny nose, and aches depending on the medicine you use. They may also alleviate cough and post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Tooth infection on antibiotics no improvement chance of septacmia or brain infection?

Tooth infection on antibiotics no improvement chance of septacmia or brain infection?

See your dentist: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head, brain and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

Face and nasal: If you've had a cold for more than 7 days... It's likely a sinus infection. Typical symptoms: headache/facial pain and pressure; nasal stuffiness and congestion; discolored nasal discharge; throat pain; ear pain; tooth pain; fatigue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sinus infection spreading into bone?

What are symptoms of sinus infection spreading into bone?

Nothing specific: I am not sure there are specific symptoms but a ct scan of the sinuses should be able to answer that question. ...Read more

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Is a respiratory and sinus infection different from the flu /virus?

Yes: Influenza virus can cause respiratory tract symptoms and can produce changes that may lead to secondary sinus infections. You are talking apples and oranges. One is the causative agent of infection and the others are the anatomic sites and symptoms which may occur. ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of getting meningitis from a potentially untreated sinus infection of one month?

None, if: the infection hasn't entered the blood or eroded through the skull into the intracranial space. To do the latter, it would have to be a pretty nasty bug. Believe me, you'd know about it. ...Read more

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What are the signs of respiratory or sinus infection?

Different infection: respiratory infections can be different types and variable presentations. usually there is runny nose, congestion, with yellow or green mucus discharge, post nasal drip, cough, face pain, forehead pain, headache, fever...... ...Read more

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A sinus infection or pneumonia, what's the difference?

Skull vs lungs.: Sinus infections are usually viral , and they involve the cavities in your skull that make your skull lighter. They can get filled with fluid when your get a cold, and that fluid, over time, can get secondarily infected with bacterial. Classic pneumonia is a bacterial infection in the air sacks of the lung and needs antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between viral and bacterial sinus infections?

What's the difference between viral and bacterial sinus infections?

Sinus infections: Viral sinus infections generally are gone by a week.They can produce yellow or green mucus during their time in your system.If you continue to experience thick yellow or green mucus especially with fever it is more likely to be bacterial. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics. Smokers are more likely to have problems with both. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: Thick colored nasal discharge. Sinus pressure , headache, teeth pain. Fever also could occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus Symptoms: Symptoms typically associated with an acute sinus infection are facial pressure or pain, nasal congestion, yellow or green mucus drainage & fever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinusitis and ear infection?

What are the symptoms of sinusitis and ear infection?

Many symptoms: The symptoms for sinusitis and ear infection are many and may vary from person to person. For sinusitis it could be fever, headache, facial fullness, thick nasal congestion, cough and potentially other symptoms. For ear infection possible symptoms include fever, ear pain, vomiting, headache. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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