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How can I avoid my sinus cavities getting stuffy?

How can I avoid my sinus cavities getting stuffy?

Several ways: Control allergies, use a sinus rinse, occasionally may need a decongestant, but keeping the openings from the sinuses into the nose open will help prevent both congestion and infection. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What would be a way to get saline into my sinus cavities?

What would be a way to get saline into my sinus cavities?

A neti pot: Neti pots are available at most pharmacies. Just follow the direction on the packaging. ...Read more

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Cysts and polyps in sinus cavities, do I get surgery?

Cysts and polyps in sinus cavities, do I get surgery?

Depends: If they are large enough to give you symptoms of pain and pressure or tooth related pain or affect the ability of the sinuses to drain properly then it might be something to consider discussing your options with an ENT doc or oral/maxillofacial surgeon. If you decide to have them surgically removed be sure to request that the tissue is biopsied. ...Read more

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Is operation necessary for treating cyst in the sinus cavity. Can I avoid operation? If not, which type I should prefer traditional or endoscopic?

Is operation necessary for treating cyst in the sinus cavity. Can I avoid operation? If not, which type I should prefer traditional or endoscopic?

Surgery not required: Most cyst in the sinus are called mucus retention cyst and are benign. They rarely cause a problem and can just be observed. However, it's best you have an ENT review a sinus ct scan with you to see if it could be causing any symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like? Any site I can go to to get info?

Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like? Any site I can go to to get info?

My brief review of: This question suggests that parasite infection of the sinuses remains rare, almost always in immunocompromised people such as those with HIV. It has been more recently appreciated that fungal infections of the sinuses are more common than previously thought. Diagnosis is made by obtaining some infected material and testing it. Treatment is challenging with "surgical" cleaning and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do I get sinus infections all the time? Plus, I also get pollups. I had all 8 nasal cavities cleaned. This is ridiculous.

Why do I get sinus infections all the time? Plus, I also get pollups. I had all 8 nasal cavities cleaned. This is ridiculous.

Nasal polyps recur: Anyone with a history of recurrent polyps and/or recurrent sinusitis needs to undergo allergy evaluation and testing. Sinus surgery with or without polypectomy is not a cure for sinus disease or nasal polyposis. Usually after surgery maintenance therapy with nasal anti-inflammatories like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase alone or with antihistamines helps reduce frequency of infection or recurrence of polyps. ...Read more

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Will amoxcillin get rid of mucus in sinus cavities? On day 3 of med, still feeling dizzy and bouncy when I tilt head down.

Will amoxcillin get rid of mucus in sinus cavities? On day 3 of med, still feeling dizzy and bouncy when I tilt head down.

Steroid inhaler: An antibiotic might be appropriate if one has a yellow or green nasal discharge, especially if associated with painful sinuses and/or fever. If the discharge is clear, sinuses are pain-free, and there is no fever, a more appropriate medication might be an inhaled steroid such as Flonase (1-2 inhalations every 12 hours for7-10 days). If symptoms persist, see your md or an ear, nose and throat doc. ...Read more

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Daily migrains. CT scan relevealed mucous in sinus cavities...took antibiotic...no help. Still get them. Been 5 weeks now. What to do next?

Daily migrains. CT scan relevealed mucous in sinus cavities...took antibiotic...no help. Still get them. Been 5 weeks now. What to do next?

Go back to the...: ...physician who ordered the test. Talk over the findings on CT and your symptoms and clinical course. Together come up with a plan for further management of your symptoms. Food for thought: Any fevers? Nasal discharge? Post nasal drip? Sore throat? Systemic symptoms such as chills, night sweats? What is the status of your Hodgkin's disease? Best Regards. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection? An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection? An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

MRI=poor sinus film: Mri's are notoriously inaccurate for evaluating your sinuses, they frequently over estimate disease. If you didn't know your had sinus problems until you got your MRI and someone told you, you probably don't have a serious issue. A course of antibiotics is in order, along with follow at your local ENT to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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What results from large sinus cavities?

What results from large sinus cavities?

Good!: Large sinus cavities usually bring good quality (warm) of air going to your longs. Also good singers show large sinus cavities. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can clear sinus cavities?

Can I tell me how I can clear sinus cavities?

See ENT: You should see an ear, nose and throat doctor to check your sinuses checked and he can determine the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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I just got a diagnosis that I have an extra pair of sinus cavities. What does this mean?

I just got a diagnosis that I have an extra pair of sinus cavities. What does this mean?

No problem: Sinusses vary in shapes and sized from person to person, so it means nothing and is of not clinical significance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have little pieces of metal in your sinus cavities that u will blow out years later because I work around a lot of metal?

Possibly: If you do not wear a mask while working, fine particles of metal can be inhaled & deposited in your sinus. They will not blow out years later. ...Read more

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Can you hurt your sinus cavities by lifting weights?

Can you hurt your sinus cavities by lifting weights?

Definitely, no: If sinus symptoms last longer than 10 to 14 days or worsen over time, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

Sinusitis: Most of the time, that kind of pain comes from a sinus infection. It can be acute sinusitis if it is of recent onset (less than 3 weeks), or chronic sinusitis, if it has been there for a long time. Other problems can mimic sinusitis, such as atypical migraines. In either case, you should speak to an ENT to find out the cause of the pain, and what to do to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Perhaps: 'collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'collapse' can also mean bony contraction of a sinus cavity over time for different reasons (bony inflammation from previous infection or surgery; silent sinus syndrome, bony tumor). If there are questions, you can see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What will make your sinus cavities sink in and leave black sores on your face?

What will make your sinus cavities sink in and leave black sores on your face?

Not likely: Your sinuses are skin lined cavities in your skull at several different paired sites. Being enclosed in solid bones, they cannot sink in. So whatever causes your face to sink in and causes black sores on your face, it is not your sinus. See an dermatologist to determine the black sores and its cause. ...Read more

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Are there any sinus cavities in the back of your head?

Are there any sinus cavities in the back of your head?

Sinuses: Ethmoid sinus is behind your nose and eye area. Frontal sinus above eye (forehead area) maxillary sinus (cheek bone area).. There are other terms like cavernous sinus, sigmoid sinus (this one is on the back of head)hope this help. Talk to your doctor. Let us help with clinical symptoms, diagnosis, and terminology. ...Read more

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