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What to do with sinus infections that won't go away?

What to do with sinus infections that won't go away?

Need Antibiotics : .If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. You may need to be treated with a longer course or different antibiotics some times as ling as four to six weeks and decongestants to drain the mucus. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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I never used to get sinus infections. Why do I get them now?

I never used to get sinus infections. Why do I get them now?

? Allergies: I'd bet you've developed some allergies that are either making you think it's a sinus infection or setting you up for one. ...Read more

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Is spicy food good for sinus infections?

Is spicy food good for sinus infections?

Can help: Spicy food, garlic, onions. Curry, hot peppers can thin your mucous and open your airways making it easier to breathe. Capsaicin in hot papers is said to be anti microbial and may kill viruses. However it everyone agrees with this. Remember to drink lots of water. ...Read more

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How can I avoid frequent sinus infections?

How can I avoid frequent sinus infections?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more

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How can I avoid frequent sinus infections?

Difficult: Other than frequent hand-washing to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria and avoiding sick contacts, there isn't a lot more you can do. Certainly controlling nasal allergies can help, with the use of nasal sprays and other meds. Saline irrigation may help. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting frequent sinus infections?

Why do I keep getting frequent sinus infections?

Several reasons: Normally the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. In some patients drainage can be inadequate because of scarring, tumor or congenital reasons. Alternatively other patients suffer from chronic mucosal inflammation due to allergies, recurrent upper respiratory infections, smoking or other irritants. Both conditions can cause recurrent sinus infections. ...Read more

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Did the neti pot helped anybody that catches sinus infections?

Did the neti pot helped anybody that catches sinus infections?

Saline helps sinuses: Neti pots or saline bottles (such as sinus rinse) can be very beneficial in people with allergy or sinus issue. If you have allergies, rinsing the particles or dust or pollen or whatever else can really help prevent inflammation. The same thing goes for rinsing away viruses and bacteria. So inflammation and infections can be presented and once there is an infection it can clean it out quicker. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause anxiety attack?

Can sinus infections cause anxiety attack?

Well, sure: Anxiety has no specific inciting "test book" events that cause attacks, but each individual may act differently to stressors around them. Certainly, a sinus infection may cause someone with anxiety to get stressed and have an "attack." ...Read more

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How can I get rid of regular sinus infections?

See an ENT doctor: You may have a anatomical abnormaality predisposing to infections like a deviated nasal septum. You may want to see an ENT physician. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more