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How Bad Does My Sinus Infection Have To Be Before I Can Have Surgery
Lifestyle: Indications for surgery: 1) chronic infection (>3 months not responding to maximal medical therapy); 2) recurrent sinusitis (3-4 infections per year - not responding to medical therapy. Surgey may also be indicated if you are having complications related to a sinus infection. 1&2 are relative indications... If two or three infections really wipe you out... Surgery may be indicated as well. ...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 CHF and I have bad allergies. If my sinuses drain bad can this cause me to have CHF again? I didn't know if this would cause a problem or not.
Likely no/depends,,: If I take CHF to mean Congestive Heart Failure, then it's likely not to result from non-draining sinuses from allergy as it's not related. If anything, the heart failure might cause fluid in the lungs and mouth, and difficulty breathing, but not if it isn't advanced or badly managed. Sinuses can be congested by the bad allergies themselves and that's likely why they don't drain. ...Read more
Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection. ...Read more
See below: Sinus infections usually are associated with the following signs and symptoms: pain, headache, bad smell or odor, green/yellow discharge, fever and on exam a ed, angry looking mucus membrane. A ct scan may be needed to help diagnose hard to treat cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know: Since you haven't described your symptoms, it's impossible to tell. If you have fever, facial pain, colored nasal drainage, nasal congestion and facial pressure, you may have a sinus infection. The best way to find out is to see an ENT who can look inside your nose and take a culture, if needed. Then, the decision can be made about whether you need antibiotics or just decongestant therapy. ...Read more
I can't seem to get rid of my bv.. I have never had it before but once I got it I can't seem to make it go away.. Could I be immune to the treatment?
See ENT Dr: You need evaluated by an ENT dr--who would be the one doing the surgery if indicated--to do an exam, treat you to clear up any active infection, and decide if surgery best option for you. ...Read more
I have sinus problem, i also went for sinus operation in 2011 but after that my sinus problem is 70% better only. What can I do to prevent sinus?
Look for triggers : Sinus problems usually arise from common things such as environmental irritants such as pollution, allergies to inhaled allergens, frequent upper respiratory infections, or anatomic deviations within the nose and sinuses. Look for ways to eliminate any possible triggers. Medications can be helpful for allergy problems and you may need help from your doctor. You might see you in ENT doctor to reassess your sinus anatomy. ...Read more
Possible: Depending on where the pain is, it is very possible that an infection could be caused from a tooth. Sometimes a sinus infection can mimic a toothache, but a proper exam and radiograph would be needed to correctly diagnose and treat the source and cause of your infection. Keep smiling ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an abscessed tooth. Can not afford to have it pulled presently; am on antibiotics for now. How can I avoid having it flare up again ?
Drain it...: Drainage is the best treatment while waiting for a root canal. As long as an abscessed tooth established drainage, the damage would be minimal and the pain should be none. This can be done by pulpotomy (done by dentist), pulpectomy (done by dentist), occlusal adjustment to correct malocclusion (done by dentist). If you have no money, keep cleaning them and grind it down so it does not touch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe headaches often since i was a kid. Is there anything i can do to prevent it? I can not afford to see doctor. Thanks
Headaches: You probably have migraine, make a diary of what makes your headache worse and and see if you can avoid them, i know you said you can not afford to see a doctor but the best way to know for certain and to help you with your headache is to see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INFECTION or ALLERGY: A swollen eye is concerning for an infection so i would recommend getting seen right away. A particularly concerning infection is called 'peri-orbital cellulitis' which may need I.V. Antibiotics. A swollen eye may also be an allergic response so antihistamines may help (e.g. Benadryl/zyrtec/allegra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell if I have acid reflux? I have a bad odour coming through my nose but that can also be due to the post nasal drip I have.
Sinus infection.: Check with your doc. Sinus infections can cause a foul odor to the breath. This often can improve with antibiotics. If not, then get checked for GERD and other causes of bad breath (as well as mucus in the throat). We cannot give you a definite answer without examining you, though. See a doc. ...Read more
Often helps: Surgery for endometriosis usually improves the chances for future pregnancy. Surgery can decrease scar tissue, remove cysts from ovaries and get rid of some of the endometriosis. After surgery i often put my patients on a medication to slow or prevent endometriosis from coming back so fast, such as bcp or lupron (leuprolide). Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't no if I have thrush in my mouth but if I do have it how can I get it treated and how long will it take . Is it bad ?
See your doctor: See your doctor so he can make a diagnosis. Medicine is available where it can be treated overnight. ...Read more
Inflammation: Of the ear drum. If that is the cause the doctor will see a red ear drum and call it myringitis (innflammation of ear drum). It is a sign of oxidative stress associated with the nature of your diet, particularly the sweet junk. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by ear drops containing a litle hdrocortisone. ...Read more
How do doctors know if you have vagitinis I have bad burning i had it once before and i had BV is this something i'm gonna have to deal with forever?
Sinusitis: First you must determine if it is in fact infection or allergy. Then it may require a multiple approach involving antibiotics, decongestants, pain meds, irrigation, nasal steroids and so on. You need to see a doctor, although uncommon, the complications if this is really a sinus infection can be disastrous. Good luck. ...Read more
I hvae to have hernia surgery on10/31. I think I have an abcesed tooth. I have antibiotics for it. Is it ok to take them?
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
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