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Blocked ear for a week from sinus infection - taking amoxicillin but not clearing up??

Blocked ear for a week from sinus infection - taking amoxicillin but not clearing up??

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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?!

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?!

Plugged ears: If you have allergies treating them may help. Topical nasal steroids may offer some benefit as well. If no improvement in the next 6-8 weeks i would see your ENT doc. They may discuss the role of tubes. ...Read more

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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?

Probably allergies: It sounds to me like allergies, and it is the season. I would try some over the counter zyrtec and see if it did the trick. If not i would see my doctor. You may need a nasal spray or antibiotics. You don't have to have a runny nose to sinusitis. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How do you know you have a blocked sinus?

How do you know you have a blocked sinus?

Blocked nasal sinus: If you are talking about blocked nasal sinuses then here are some common symptoms: Nasal obstruction Facial pain/pressure Headache Reduction or loss of sense of smell Nasal discharge Fever may or may not be present Tooth pain Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to clear sinus passages?

Please help! what is the best way to clear sinus passages?

Sinus flush: Hello, i usually recommend neilmed products. They have a squeeze bottle delivery device that is quite effective at rinse and irrigation. Also the premixed packets are very easy to use. Hope this helps. ...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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Does "clarinase" will eventually clear my sinus or it is just temporary ?

Does "clarinase" will eventually clear my sinus or it is just temporary ?

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

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What are the best ways to deal with recurring issues of blocked and painful sinus problems?

What are the best ways to deal with recurring issues of blocked and painful sinus problems?

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 more

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