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Doctor insights on: Extreme Sinus Infection Symptoms

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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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Could sinus infection cause nausea?

Could sinus infection cause nausea?

Atlhough nausea is: Not one of the classic symptoms of a sinus infection, severe pain can generate nausea. ...Read more

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Are frequent colds signs and symptoms of sinus infection?

Are frequent colds signs and symptoms of sinus infection?

Possibly: Colds can alter the normal anatomy of sinuses and create an environment of secondary infection. ...Read more

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Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?

Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?

Allergy symptoms: It depends on the duration of symptoms, if you symptoms have just started, it can be either allergies or a viral infection. If these symptoms have been persistent for several weeks, then it is more likely allergies. Do you recall if something triggered your symptoms? Were you around someone will a viral illness prior to your symptoms starting. ...Read more

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Can gum infection cause fatigue symptoms?

Can gum infection cause fatigue symptoms?

Yes: Any infection can cause one to feel bad, sluggish or ill. It would depend perhaps on the severity of the infection. Oral infections are usually painful and can become systemic in the body. One has to be careful that they do not have certain cardiac or valvular conditons of the heart that oral infections could make very much worse. If concerned see your dentist or oral surgeon and your pcp. ...Read more

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Earache due to sinus pain, or 2 unrelated infections?

Earache due to sinus pain, or 2 unrelated infections?

Earache: Earache is most often due to pressure in the eustachian tube as the normal ventilating air is reabsorbed due to obstruction and the tube collapses and generates a negative pressure (like suction) stretching the ear drum and sucking it inwards. This is uncomfortable. The same congestion that causes sinusitis can cause blockage of the eustachian tube so these conditions often go together. ...Read more

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Sinus infection cause pressure in face/head?

Sinus infection cause pressure in face/head?

Yes: Pressure and pain in the facial areas of the maxillary or frontal sinuses is a typical symptom of acute sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

Can you have sinus infection without having any respiratory symptoms?

Sinus inf symptoms: The primary symptoms of sinus infection are purulent nasal drainage and facial pain and pressure. These often start with a simple cold (or allergies), which usually involve common respiratory symptoms--congestion, slight cough, low grade fever, watery drainage), but the cold may be completely resolved by time the fluid in the sinuses gets infected, so you may not still be having respiratory sympto. ...Read more

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I get fever and headache with sinus infection. Related?

I get fever and headache with sinus infection. Related?

Yes: It is quite common to have these symptoms with a sinus infection. A sinus headache can be as painful as a migraine or trigger a migraine. Seek medical treatment if you think you have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause seizures?

Can sinus infection cause seizures?

Stress can trigger: A seizure in susceptible individuals. Those seizure patients that comply with their treatment routine & have good medicine levels should be able to tolerate most simple stresses like a fever or a sinus infection. Breakthrough during a simple infection calls for a revision in the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause diarrhea ?

Can a sinus infection cause diarrhea ?

Sinusitis : Certain viral and Bacterial infections can cause systemic illness that may attack multiple organ systems including gastrointestinal and respiratory. The key is to stay well hydrated, however if you also taking antibiotics for sinusitis, then your diarrheal illness maybe induced by antibiotics. Then, probiotics and yogurt products may help. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause fatigue and chest pains?

Can  a sinus infection cause fatigue and chest pains?

Sinusitis & Fatigue: Anytime your body is fighting an infection, it takes its toll and causes fatigue. Sinusitis can certainly drain you of all your energy. You need it properly treated by a doctor, rest and hydrate. The chest pain may be due to general inflammation and costochondritis, especially if you have been coughing or forcefully blowing your nose. NSAIDS like Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin will help with that. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent sinus infections?

Multiple things: Frequent colds (uri), nasal allergies, hay fever, smoking, nasal polyps, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, and foreign material in the nose (common in kids) can lead to sinus infections. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause forehead numbness?

Can sinus infection cause forehead numbness?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis usually causes pain and pressure, not numbness. If there is swelling, you can get a feeling of numbness, however. ...Read more

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Can a symptom of sinus infection be hallucinations?

Can a symptom of sinus infection be hallucinations?

No: Hallucinations are not a symptom of sinusitis... Unless, i suppose, it keeps you up for days with insomnia, or if you overdose on some crazy strong cough meds, decongestants, or something..... ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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. Arnold Malerman
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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