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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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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 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

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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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What kind of headache do you have with a blocked sinus?

What kind of headache do you have with a blocked sinus?

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

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What and where is the pain with headache associated with blocked sinus?

What and where is the pain with headache associated with blocked sinus?

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

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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?

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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Signs that my sinus infection is clearing up?

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Fever, congestion: If your symptoms, such as fever and congestion, are going away, those would be signs of recovery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Congestion & SOB: Congestion, headache with clear mucus and shortness of breath are symptoms of acute rhino sinusitis and possible asthma. You need to see your local physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. An allergist specializes in treating those conditions. ...Read more

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How can I clear up sinus headaches?

How can I  clear up sinus headaches?

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 more

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Can a right blocked sinus cause a feeling of heartbeat in right side front part of head?

Can a right blocked sinus cause a feeling of heartbeat in right side front part of head?

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

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Can horseradish clear my sinus how am i suppose to use horseradish to clear my sinus thanks.

Horse radish fumes: It can give you temporary relief but it can also give you a headache.You can take a whiff or you can prepare it for a meal. Have a handkerchief handy. ...Read more

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If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?

If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?

Depends..: Depends on the reson of opacification. If it is an infection (sinusitis) it may get better. If its due to amss lesion in the sphenooid sinus (like a tumor) most probably it is there to stay , if not treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you have a blocked sinus, and you push on the spot above your brow, will it cause pain around the blocked area?

If you have a blocked sinus, and you push on the spot above your brow, will it cause pain around the blocked area?

Yes: This is one of the ways physicians assess sinus disease. You may also shine a flashlight on them. Normal sinuses will glow- see the procedure on line, if not better soon see a doctor- you may have aa serious sinus problem ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell if you have a blocked sinus?

How can a doctor tell if you have a blocked sinus?

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