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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I've had chronic sinusitis for many years. 2 fess surgeries, allergy shots & all the antiinflammatory/histamines, nasal rinse have not worked. Maybe balloon sinuplasty, or could it be a fungal prob?
Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?
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