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Had herpes 1 &sinus infection @ same time. Not sure what came 1st. Sinus turns into acute. Antibios n Claritin (loratadine) not working. Could this be herpes releated?

Herpes simplex: It is unlikely that the herpetic outbreak was a cause of sinus infection, but rather that any form of infection may trigger recurrences of herpetic lesions. The treatment of your sinusitis might benefit from use of saline irrigation with a Neti-pot, decongestants, and a steroid nasal spray. If these do not work you need to see an ENT doctor as soon as feasible. Good luck. ...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 have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose. Does this mean that I have herpes? I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose. Does this mean that I have herpes? I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

Cold Sore: I think it best to go to your doctor and have him/her check this out. If it is a cold sore, there is medication you can take. If it is a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could the herpes 1 virus cause sinus infection? Antibios, allergy meds aren't helping. Rbc, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets normal but WBC little low.

Could the herpes 1 virus cause sinus infection? Antibios, allergy meds aren't helping. Rbc, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets normal but WBC little low.

Virus: Itd be unusual. If you've tried all those treatments without help, you should see an ent for an exam of the nose and sinus openings. Sometimes a ct scan of the sinuses is needed ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T ...Read more

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What is a sinus infection?

What is a sinus infection?

You have: Several hollow bones in the face that give resonance to the voice. They are lined with mucous membrane that secretes mucus. If a germ gets in it causes an infection and that is called sinus infection. ...Read more

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What to do for my sinus infection?

Supportive care: Unless you've had your sinus infection for > 2 weeks or are having severe symptoms such as fever, antibiotics aren't indicated; just use pain relief and decongestants. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sinus infection?

Can you die from a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Some of the central nervous system complications of sinusitis can create life-threatening conditions. These are relatively uncommon, but quite severe when they happen. ...Read more

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How to get a sinus infection cured?

How to get a sinus infection cured?

Time: Most sinus infections will eventually get better on their own. Meanwhile for relief of symptoms, use a salin nasal spray and/or a neti pot. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

Saline rinse: The best treatment for an upper respiratory infection is to rinse your sinuses out with saline. Use either something like'simply saline' that shoots a continuous stream of saline or something like the 'netty pot' or the 'neil med sinus rinse'. Twice a day is a good place to start but it is only saline and it can be used a lot more often. Sleep is really what cures colds, so rest up. ...Read more

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How should I cure a sinus infection?

Viral or bacterial: Most sinus infections are viral and will resolve with or without treatment. Fluids, analgesics and tincture of time. Serious bacterial sinus infections need to be evaluated by a physician and may need scans/cultures to appropriately treat. See your doctor is you have significant sinus pain, fever, visual changes, dental pain, ear pain, or other concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I always have sinus infection?

? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read more

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Is diarea a sign of a sinus infection?

Sinusitis symptoms: Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial pressure or pain, ear pain or pressure, fever, fatigue, bad breath, loss of smell, and cough to name a few. Diarrhea is not a typical symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sinus infection?

How to know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever.

Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

Cold symptoms > 10 d: Bacterial sinus infections are usually a complication of a head cold. If you've treated your head cold symptoms with over the counter medicines longer than 7 to 10 days and your symptoms are not getting better, especially if you have fever, frontal headache, facial pain, and bloody discolored nasal drainage, you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

Face and nasal: If you've had a cold for more than 7 days... It's likely a sinus infection. Typical symptoms: headache/facial pain and pressure; nasal stuffiness and congestion; discolored nasal discharge; throat pain; ear pain; tooth pain; fatigue. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a sinus infection?

How to know if you have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever.

Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus Symptoms: Symptoms typically associated with an acute sinus infection are facial pressure or pain, nasal congestion, yellow or green mucus drainage & fever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: Thick colored nasal discharge. Sinus pressure, headache, teeth pain. Fever also could occur. ...Read more

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Signs that my sinus infection is clearing up?

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Fever, congestion: If your symptoms, such as fever and congestion, are going away, those would be signs of recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a sinus infection?

Unlikely, but not no: It would be very rare.
Certain bacterial sinus infections can spread to the eye (and then to the brain) or from the sinus to the brain itself, which would be potentially life threatening.
Some invasive fungal infections (typically only affecting people with severe immune compromise) can also be fatal.
Most sinus infections are just hassles and not a risk to your life. ...Read more

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What happens if sinus infection goes untreated?

You won't die: Most sinus infections are self limited and get better anyway. Humidity, nasal douches, decongestants may help while your body's natural defenses deal with it. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a serious sinus infection?

What are the signs of a serious sinus infection?

Symptoms: Possible signs include a sudden onset of cold-like symptoms such as runny, stuffy nose and facial pain that does not go away after 10 to 14 days. You also may have pain in your upper back teeth. ...Read more

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What is the strongest to fight a sinus infection?

Antibiotics: A sinus infection warrants appropriate antibiotics. Acupuncture can help to reduce the pain and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of sinus infection in a child?

What are the signs of sinus infection in a child?

Many Variables: There are many variables. But chronic nasal congestion and cough with no improvement for 10-14 days may be a sign. Headaches, dizziness and fatigue with these symptoms are clues. ...Read more

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Sinus infection from hell! Please please help me!?

If you have a: Sinus infection have you gone for medical evaluation & treatment yet.? If so, are you taking prescribed antibiotics? Nsaids may help control pain. Acupuncture can provide very good (but temporary) pain relief for frontal & maxillary sinus pain (but obviously this would be an adjunct to care provided by your physician). ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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