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Facial Signs Of Sinus Disease
No sign of a present infection but after getting over a sinus infec. I'm still having intense sinus pain left side of face. Cause?
Blockage/discharge: If you have intense pain, that sinus might be blocked and depending on the type of anti-biotic and the course of treatment, the sinus infection might have not been fully treated. I suggest doing saline rinses (netti pot or ocean spray), warm compresses and decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and if the pain persists, go see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dx of the sinuses: Not to be facetious, but the term simply means some disease involving the sinuses. Most commonly it refers to inflammation of the sinuses or "sinusitis" which can be viral or bacterial, and acute or chronic. Chronic sinus disease may require long term antibiotic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paranasal Sinuses: The paranasal sinuses, or simply - sinuses - are cavities within the bones of your skull that lighten the skull and allow air and sound to resonate. The sinuses also naturally function to clean particles and filter air. Sinus disease indicates an abnormality in these normal/natural processes. Most commonly, there can be an anatomical or structural blockage, allergy, inflammation... ...Read more
Minimal sinusitis: Hello. Great question. Minimal sinus disease to one may be significant to another! We need to all be on the same page. Minimal disease doesn't discard the patient's suffering with this disorder but it usually refers to the CT findings of your sinuses. This is usually minor thickening of the lining within the sinus cavity. ...Read more
Don't know...: The mandible is the jaw, and there is no sinus in the jaw. Are you sure you don't mean right maxillary sinus disease? If so, that means the sinus (air-filled space) beneath your cheek bone above your upper teeth. As far as the 'disease' part, the most common thing is inflammation, or sinusitis, which can cause stuffy nose, pain/pressure feeling, +/- infection. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more
Depends: The cause of the chronic sinus condition would be essential to know. The best thing you could do is to find an ENT doctor and let them assess you. Sometimes surgery is indicated, sometimes correcting the condition which precipitates the sinus inflammation is the way to go. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more
Re-ask question?: As asked, I am not sure what you are asking, please re-ask the question and maybe one of the Docs on health tap can assist you. ...Read more
Maxillary sinusitis: Maxillary sinus disease refers to chronic maxillary sinusitis, or long-term inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the sinus cavity in your upper jaw, or maxilla. It usually results from environmental allergies or obstruction of drainage from the sinus into the nose. It may cause congestion, foul-smelling discharge, or chronic infection. It's usually diagnosed with a ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Between the eyes: The ethmoid sinuses are between the eyes and are commonly the result of viral and or bacterial infections starting in the nose. The answer to your question is the ethmoid sinuses are infected and the lining membrane is thickened. The only method to prove your diagnosis is with a cat scan of the sinuses. ...Read more
Rarely Surgery: When an acute inflammatory response occurs in the sphenoid sinus, the result is sphenoid sinusitis . It is rare -- chronic sphenoid sinusitis is more common -- . Early diagnosis and treatment are essential, because the disease can be rapidly progressive and cause complications to vascular, neurologic, and optic structures can be devastating. It may rarely need surgery. ...Read more
Depends...: on what you mean by disease. If you mean infection, you may need antibiotics and/or nose sprays. If you mean inflammation, you may need treatment of the underlying condition (e.g. allergy). If you mean cyst, the answer may be nothing. If you mean growth or tumor, the answer may be surgery. An ENT doctor may be able to help you. ...Read more
Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are you sure of the: Diagnosis? The sigmoid sinus is a large vein that drains the brain and is located at the base of the brain inside the skull. Infections or clots in this area are very serious. Check your diagnosis and ask again. ...Read more
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