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Hives And 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
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
I have had what seems to be a sinus infection for over a week. Then I started having hives over the past few days and I need to know what it is?
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
Does this happen a lot after lap. Surgeries? #nqlu I kept going back to the doctor's office after the lap. Gallbladder removal surgery with hives, cough, diahrea, mild infections (sinus, skin), and feeling fogged in. I even went to an infectious disease doct
Strongyloides: You need to see an infectious diseases expert and be fully evaluated. Some of these symptoms may be related to reactions to medications you may have received in conjunction with the surgery. Many may be related to strongyloidiasis, an uncommon but easily diagnosed and treated illness which can affect the gallbladder and be spread to elsewhere from there. Go back and talk to that id doctor. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause hives? Symptoms: day 1 - headache, 2 - headache, chills, body aches, 3 - hives, aches - nasal congestion, sinus pressure
Well...yes: It is not the sinus infection that causes hives, but whatever us causing that infection. Hives can be common with many kinds of infections, especially viral ones, which are main causes of respiratory and sings problems. Your symptoms sound very much like a viral infection which can usually be treated symptomatically, without antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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