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Will using a neti pot help a sinus infection and hay fever ?

Will using a neti pot help a sinus infection and hay fever ?

Yes: Nasal irrigation regular do seem to improve nasal symptoms and reduce sinus infection for some people. However it is more a supplementary measure for most cases since most sinus infections (bacterial not viral ) do require an antibiotic- this view however may not be shared by some. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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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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How can I distinguish between a sinus infection, hay fever, and the flu?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How can I distinguish between a sinus infection, hay fever, and the flu?

Rule of thumb: Sinus infection: Green & thick discharge often from just one side. Facial pain perhaps and coughing often. Fatigue sometimes. Often preceded by a cold. Hay fever: Sneezing spells, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, itchy nose. May be seasonal. Flu: Low grade fever, nasal symptoms, fatigue, body ache usually in colder months. All of the above as just some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 40mg shot of depo medrol (methylprednisolone) (injected in the bottom) to work for allergic rhinitis and sinus infection??

Hours: depomedrol starts to work in about 6 hrs but the peak effects will come many hours later. Do note that it does not always work for rhinitis. As for sinus infection, it may be used along with an antibiotic but by itself the benefits will at best be temporarily without the infection eradicated. Note that this is not the customary treatment since nasal steroid works at least as well. ...Read more

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Difference between sinusitis, sinus cancer and hay fever ?

Difference between sinusitis, sinus cancer and hay fever ?

A lot: Sinusitis means infection in the sinus cavities usually from obstruction in the opening thereby obstructing drainage. Sinus cancer is rare and means just that. Hay fever involves only the nasal cavities and the symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose etc due to allergies usually to airborne allergens. By the way, if the nose is stuffy most of the time, it may lead to sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can platelet count of 482 be caused by "bad" sinus infection (found on brain mri) and seasonal hayfever? Haem-.374, rcc-4.39, hameoglobin-12.5, mcv-85, mch-29.2, (iron-12, ferritin-30, %sat-17.7 in dec)

Can platelet count of 482 be caused by "bad" sinus infection (found on brain mri) and seasonal hayfever? Haem-.374, rcc-4.39, hameoglobin-12.5, mcv-85, mch-29.2, (iron-12, ferritin-30, %sat-17.7 in dec)

Maybe: That platelet count is very slightly high. It could certanly be due to the inflammation associate with a bad sinus infection. Or it could be where you normally run--it is not so high that on it's own I would be concerned. However, if it goes higher or if you ever have problems bleeding or clotting, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Is it possible to have a sinus infection without a fever?

Sure: Most sinus infections don't cause fever. However, without fever, and if you aren't having severe pain, this may not be urgent; most likely it's just a cold probably you can safely wait until Monday and see a doctor or clinic then if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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Can you have a sinus infection with out congestion and drainage of fever ?

Can you have a sinus infection with out congestion and drainage of fever ?

Not usually: Sinus inflammation or infection always starts in the nose and is usually referred to as rhino-sinusitis. It is not necessarily associated with fever, but is usually associated with nasal congestion. Except for cystic fibrosis, sinusitis, always begins in the lateral wall of the nose. Therefore, certainly in acute sinusitis, usually in chronic sinusitis, the nasal passages are usually congested. ...Read more

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My fiancee has been achy w/ a low fever for 6 days. Now she has hives. Could this be a sinus infection?

My fiancee has been achy w/ a low fever for 6 days. Now she has hives. Could this be a sinus infection?

Fever and hives: Being achy with low grade fever for six days is consistant with some sort of infection and several other things. The hives could be a result of the infection or an allergic reaction to something you are taking for the condition. It is time to call the doctor to get examined as this has gone on too long to ignore. ...Read more

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I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can i treat it for gd.

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can i treat it for gd.

Need more sleep: I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should i b concern or related to sinu?

My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should i b concern or related to sinu?

Check his eyes: Be sure there is no scratch . He may possibly have pink eye from allergy or developing eye infection. Take a look, if not take a picture or video to show your pediatrician tomorrow. Sounds like it is benign but if it is moderate to large amount, you may need to go to er tonight or call on call pediatrician and ask for advice. ...Read more

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If i had a serious sinus infection would I have a fever?

If i had a serious sinus infection would I have a fever?

Not always. : U can have sinusitis with no fever but u would have a headache or a facial congested feeling or drainage down the back of ur throat. Best 2 c an ENT specialist 4 evaluation and possibly imaging 2 confirm the diagnosis, & then follow recommended treatment. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever. I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but i don't have fever.?

Is it unusual to have sinus infection MRSA without fever.  I tested positive on culture that was suctioned rather than swab, but i don't have fever.?

Colonization: Many of us have staph, and some have mrsa, present in our nose, groin and skin without any invasion of tissue or infection. Colonization does not have any symptoms but the carrier can transmit infection to others. See this site for more information. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/surveillance/mrsa/. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 she was diagnosed with a sinus infection was prescribed amoxicillin she has taken it for five days and she's worse 100.0 fever.

My daughter is 13 she was diagnosed with a sinus infection was prescribed amoxicillin she has taken it for five days and she's worse 100.0 fever.

Call in tomorrow: It sounds like your daughter may have a resistant germ and not be responsive to the medication. I would contact the physician who examined her to consider the possibility and make other treatment plans. There is also the possibility of a co-existing problem. Amoxicillin usually works but no med works every time. ...Read more

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I'm running a fever with sinus infection. I'm already on amoxillin. I've been taking off brand mucin ex sinus and cold with it. What else can I do?

I'm running a fever with sinus infection. I'm already on amoxillin. I've been taking off brand mucin ex sinus and cold with it. What else can I do?

Sinusitis: Fever with sinus infection occurs in less than half those affected. You might want to consider taking saline rinses using a neti-pot, getting a steroid nasal spray. If your fever does not diminish fairly soon would suggest going back to your doctor, or perhaps seeking out an ENT specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a sinus infection without a fever?

Do people ever get a sinus infection without a fever?

Yes: Many cases of sinusitis occur in the absence of fever. Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4° is that bad?

I have a sinus infection. Didn't have a fever the past couple days now all of a sudden I have 100.4°  is that bad?

No.: Low grade elevation of temperature is not of much consequence without other clinical symptoms such as increased pain, discharge, redness, etc. Technically fever is a temp greater than 100.5 f. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between the flu and a sinus infection? I gave had the flu before with no fever

How can I differentiate between the flu and a sinus infection? I gave had the flu before with no fever

Usually need a test: To tell if a person has the flu, he needs a rapid flu test which is a swab from the inside of the nose (deep in the nose), and takes 10-15 minutes to get a result. It is pretty accurate during the first 1-3 days of flu symptoms, and is very helpful in deciding what medication should be used. For people without high fever and muscle aches in flu season, it is not that easy to guess who has the flu. ...Read more

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I have had a sinus infection for over a year now. It is accompanied by a foul odor and green phlegm. Is this normal for a sinus problem? No fever.

Chronic sinusitis : The symptoms you describe are suggestive of a chronic sinus infection. Treatment with a longer course of a strong antibiotic like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can help most cases. You may need a sinus imaging study to further evaluate this. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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. Donald Alves
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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