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How To Clear Blocked Sinus
Blocked eustachians for a month after sinus surgery. No pain but won't clear ever. I fly for a living. Ent says eardrum healthy. On prednisone. Help?!
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
Antibiotics help: to improve the sinus infection, but it does not do much to clear the fluid behind your ear or the mucus/ phlegm built up in the sinuses. Those your body gets rid of on its own... and often taking its time doing so. You can try some pseudoephedrine (anti-congestion medicine) or antihistamine, but the truth is there is no quick fix for fluid buildup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more
For the last 2 months-frontal sinus pressure mild, wake up with swollen lids, 1 blocked nostril, no dripping , clear mucus, sinuses in mirror apear darker?
Left upper lip used to burn and tooth ached, doctor found left maxillary sinus blocked, it went away after sinus was cleared, any connection, why?
Referred pain: The roots of your teeth are up against the floor of your sinus. If there is any inflammation in this location it will irritate the tooth root and make the tooth hurt. Some of these same nerves send branches to the surrounding gums and lips, and can then cause symptoms there as well. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus headache: Blocked sinus can lead to sinus headache from increased pressure building up within sinuses. However, this isn't necessarily a sinus infection, although blocked sinuses are prone to infection. These days, we recommend avoiding antibiotics for acute cases, most likely caused by viruses. Check out http://goo.gl/MskeBA & http://goo.gl/G05WFX for more re sinusitis. ...Read more
Sinus pain: Need more information. Which sinus are you talking about.Classical it will be over the sinus. above eyes if orbital sinus, nose if nasal sinus, over cheeks if maximally sinus.But can radiate to other areas. Best to have your Dr.look at it. I find hot tub, shower and heating pad over sinus helps. ...Read more
Clarinase is combo: Of non-sedating antihistamine (for allergies) & decongestant. In my experience antihistamines tend to "lock congestion in place" whereas decongestants work to open passages to remove congestion; so clarinase ingredients r fighting each other. Try just a decongestant like sudafed along with saline nasal spray to loosen mucous congestion. ...Read more
See ENT specialist: The best way to deal with the problem you brought up will depend on the cause of it. If you have enlarged nasal polyps/adenoids, they may need to be removed. If you have deviated nasal septum, it ought to be corrected. If there is another anatomical abnormality it is to be treated. See your primary care provider or an ENT specialist to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am zapped! congested, racing heart, nauseus, sinus are draining clear mucas, headache, s.O.B. Please advise. What is it, and what do I do?
Underlying cause: Many times these are related to underlying environmental allergies, & so tx aimed at that can help a lot. An otc option that i usually tell my patients about are nasal saline sprays & sometimes nasal rinse products. Pls be careful to follow the directions carefully! otc antihistamines are plentiful but can have interactions. I usually recomend that my pts avoid decongestants. Prob talk w/ ur doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible sinusitis: U say Rt sinus blocked, but I think U R referring to your nasal passage. I not expect sensation of Heart beat. But if U have sinusitis behind that blkd nostril U could have throbing in head. This needs drainage (afrin +/- sudafed 30mg, not PE) & antibiotics. U should seek out primary care to examine (but start decongest ASAP). If never took afrin-read directions, ie, taken sitting up, not lying ...Read more
If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?
If you have a blocked sinus, and you push on the spot above your brow, will it cause pain around the blocked area?
By History&Physical: The doctors diagnose any medical condition by first taking a detailed History and doing a Physical Exam and in some cases they order tests like blood test and/or Xrays,CAT Scan/MRI/Ultrasound and other tests In case of blocked sinus or sinusitis History and Physical may be enough but sometimes we have to do a CAT Scan to confirm our diagnosis. That is what doctors are trained for ...Read more
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