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How can you tell if you have fungal sinusitis?

How can you tell if you have fungal sinusitis?

Fungal sinusitis: Sinusitis involves inflammation & infection of the sinuses. Most often bacteria are the cause but occasionally mold & fungi can grow inside. This is most common in patients with allergies and those that have had multiple infections along with chronic sinus pressure and drainage. Sometimes a ct scan of the sinuses can help diagnose fungal sinusitis but often diagnosis is made during sinus surgery. ...Read more

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What is an allergic fungal sinusitis in a child?

What is an allergic fungal sinusitis in a child?

Allergic fungal inf: Answer: extremely unusual. It is actually not clear to me what this means. Children can get fungal diseases, just like adults, but nowhere near as often. More likely in disease states like cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency, leukemia, etc. There is one particular fungal condition, "aspergillosis", common in asthmatics and can also cause sinus infection, which has "allergic" in its title. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have allergic fungal sinusitis?

How do I know if I have allergic fungal sinusitis?

Allergic Fungal: Hello, different pathogens can cause sinus disease. Within the sinuses and nasal cavities exist bacteria and fungi. If conditions occur that lead to infection it could be due to either pathogen. Bacterial infections typically resolve with antibiotic therapy. If sinusitis persists, a resistant bacteria or fungal infection may be present. Culture and/or ct scan will help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does fungal sinusitis look like? Like, what would your "snot" look like? I am very concerned and have no pictures to help identify the problem.

What does fungal sinusitis look like?  Like, what would your "snot" look like?  I am very concerned and have no pictures to help identify the problem.

Doubt fungal, see MD: Sinusitis is very rarely caused by fungi, except in people with uncontrolled diabetes or advanced immunodeficiency such asend-stage AIDS, terminal cancer, etc. The chance you have fungal sinusitis is very low. It doesn't cause any different mucusdischarge than any other nasal or sinus infection. There is no point in trying to self diagnose such a problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is fungal sinusitis treatable without surgery??

Depends: On the extent of sinusitis and whether there are other issues, like bone erosion or other structures affected in the same area. Your ENT would decide based on history, physical exam, lab results and imaging studies. Better to get the input of an allergist/immunologist as well, if feasible, best wishes ...Read more

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Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

Little research: It is difficult to answer this with certainty as this is an alternative treatment that has not been well studied. In theory it should be helpful for bacterial infections, as manuka honey has been used topically to treat skin infections. I have found a few studies to support its use for sinusitis, both for bacteria and fungi, but no large scale studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21518647. ...Read more

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ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2. What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?

ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2.
What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?

Mucormycosis: Usually surgery combined with a complex combination of antifungal medications depending upon the organism and its sensitivities. This may be one of several mold fungi (Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, and others). Very severe condition with outcomes difficult to predict. Best wishes and hopes. ...Read more

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Had sinusitis over a month coughing up black stuff been on 2 rounds of antibiotics black stuff wont go away i think its a fungal infection?

Had sinusitis over a month coughing up black stuff been on 2 rounds of antibiotics black stuff wont go away i think its a fungal infection?

Fungus on antibiotic: you might be correct especially if you have been on prolonged antibiotic use. A fungal infection is definitely possible. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Have your pcp examine you. ...Read more

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Right maxillary and ethmoidal sinusitis with superimposed fungal infection. Left retention cyst/ polyp?

Right maxillary and ethmoidal sinusitis with superimposed fungal infection.  Left retention cyst/ polyp?

See ENT: you need to see ENT they can help you with this question and they can take care of it as well ...Read more