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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Can a sinus infection get worse without treatment? I thought mine went away but now I have really bad headaches still that wont go away.

Can a sinus infection get worse without treatment? I thought mine went away but now I have really bad headaches still that wont go away.

Sinus headache: Yes, untreated sinusitis can worsen and cause serious medical risks, especially if the sinus involved is the sphenoid sinus (deeper in the skull). Although what most people call sinus headache is actually a migraine, if you have headaches associated with prominent nasal congestion or heavy think nasal discharges you should see your doctor for treatment. Hope you feel well soon, . ...Read more

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I am taking augmenting 875 mg for a sinus infection. This is day 6 of treatment I noticed red dots sporadically all over my body. it doesn't ich?

I am taking augmenting 875 mg for a sinus infection.  This is day 6 of treatment I noticed red dots sporadically all over my body.  it doesn't ich?

Rash : It doesn't sound characteristic of an allergic reaction which causes hives or urticaria. The rash is bigger than dots and is raised and itchy. If it changes to that type of rash, stop the antibiotic and notify your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a viral sinus infection?

What are the treatment options for a viral sinus infection?

Symptoms only: There are over the counter medications to treat symptoms. But, there are no medications for viral infections of the upper respiratory track. ...Read more

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How long can a sinus infection last without treatment?

How long can a sinus infection last without treatment?

Sinus: A true sinus infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage but the infection needs to be treated as well. You should have it checked out ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

Consultation: I would immediately schedule an appointment with an ENT to determine the cause of your sinus problems. Which might be much more than your bad breath ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI and sinus infection.

What is the best treatment  for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI  and sinus infection.

Wry neck: You may have a wry neck as a result of your uri. Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep, without a pillow. Apply a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself while you are sleeping. Take Ibuprofen for the pain.It should take about a week to get better. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid be used as an effective treatment for a sinus infection?

Can Macrobid be used as an effective treatment for a sinus infection?

No: Macrobid is a drug for urinary tract infections. It's not recommended that sinus infections be treated with antibiotics, unless the symptoms have been going on for a long time. If you did treat, it wouldn't be with macrobid. ...Read more

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This is my 15th day of 15 day treatment w/Bactrim for sinus infection. 15 min. after taking next to last pill in bottle, got hives. Related?

This is my 15th day of 15 day treatment w/Bactrim for sinus infection.  15 min. after taking next to last pill in bottle, got hives.  Related?

Possible allergy: If a person is allergic to a medication, it may take repeated exposure to the drug before the development of the allergic symptom or sign, for example, itching, hives or rash. So getting hives on the last day of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) therapy is suggestive of allergy to the medication. Please inform your health care provider of this reaction. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for kids bad smelling mouth? What is sinus infection in kids?

What is best treatment for kids bad smelling mouth? What is sinus infection in kids?

See the dentist: A bad odor from a child's mouth can be from a number of things. It could be anything from halitosis due to a coated tongue, to tooth decay, to some other systemic disease. Please have the child examined by a dentist to determine if the problem is orally based or from some other disease. The sooner you have the child checked, the sooner the problem will be solved. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection (1 day into treatment) and after taking it I get quite bad indigestion. Should I stop taking it?

I am taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection (1 day into treatment) and after taking it I get quite bad indigestion. Should I stop taking it?

You can, but: this is rather an adverse drug reaction, (not an allergic reaction), and may disappear later. If you can't put up with or it becomes worse, definitely hold the medication and contact your doctor, who may prescribe an alternative, good luck ...Read more

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I am on day two of treatment for an acute sinus infection; is there anything I can do to try to release the liquid causing the blocked ear feeling?

I am on day two of treatment for an acute sinus infection; is there anything I can do to try to release the liquid causing the blocked ear feeling?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! your doctor may have a conventional medical alternative also. ...Read more

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I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks.With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related ?

Yes: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. When your teeth and ears start hurting those can be a sign of worsening sinus infection not just a cold. ...Read more

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After having two colds a green mucus in the nose has lingered for the past month. Could it be a sinus infection? Does it require treatment?

After having two colds a green mucus in the nose has lingered for the past month. Could it be a sinus infection? Does it require treatment?

Highly likely: Just because mucus is colored, doesn't always mean it is bacterial. With exposure to air, secretions in the nose can turn colors. If facial pain, upper teeth pain and fever, then i would diagnose as a bacterial sinus infection and if 1 month of symptoms, antibiotic is indicated. I hope this helps. Antibiotic overuse is a huge problem..Please educate others. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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