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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can cause clear mucus from sinus and nasal sores?

What can cause clear mucus from sinus and nasal sores?

Allergies: Given the time of year and the fact that your mucous is clear/white, you probably are having mild allergy symptoms or you could have caught a cold. Either way, rinse your nose with saline and you might want to try an anti-histamine. They are all over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Cough with phlegm coming from my sinus what can I take to clear up ?

Cough with phlegm coming from my sinus what can I take to clear up ?

Depends: If symptoms have lasted less than 7days, use Ibuprofen 400 3 times a day for 3days, then as needed. Take 2 showers a day, as warm as you can tolerate, run the water right on your face to heat and and humidify the mucous, so you can cough it up and blow your nose more easily, then put mentholatum right under your nostrils. The eucalyptus in mentholatum works. If symptoms worse and > 10d, see doc. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time clearing up sinus congestion, dispite using OTC decongestants. Help!

I am having a hard time clearing up sinus congestion, dispite using OTC decongestants. Help!

Oral or spray?: If you are using a nasal spray, this can develop into a rebound congestion called rhinitis medicamentosa. This suggest the use of the med, it wears off and the nose tissue swells again Develops after about one week of usage. The treatment is going without the decongestant. If this is an oral pill see the doctor for further advice. Your doctor can provide info on both. ...Read more

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I have sinus pain resulting from a cold. What should I take to clear my sinuses and make the pain go away?

I have sinus pain resulting from a cold. What should I take to clear my sinuses and make the pain go away?

Decongest sinuses: Sinus pain often results from sinus openings being swollen shut by inflammation; decongestants (not antihistamines) can shrink those swollen membranes to allow sinuses to drain. If you tolerate nsaids (aleve/motrin/etc not tylenol) they can also help relieve inflammation. Irrigating the nasal passages with salt water/saline drops/spray can also help. Caution: neti-pots; only boiled/distilled h2o. ...Read more

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Have you ever seen a relationship between clearing sinus passages and hot flashes? In my case one precedes the other.

Have you ever seen a relationship between clearing sinus passages and hot flashes? In my case one precedes the other.

Fact: Of the matter is, though not enough evidence to your point, the endocrine systems talks to the immune system, as well to the bone marrow, to the gut and many other organs. ...Read more

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Hey, I have been getting these weird small jelly balls like clear mucus coming out of my sinus and then coughed out. Any idea ?

Hey, I have been getting these weird small jelly balls like clear mucus coming out of my sinus and then coughed out. Any idea ?

Mucus: This appears to be mucus plugs which may be due to excessively dry conditions like too much air conditioning. A sinus infection is less likely a cause unless you recently had a prolonged head cold. In this case the mucus is usually discolored yellow or greenish and there may be associated nasal congestion and headache ...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 long does it take a sinus infection to clear up?

How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up?

Depends: An acute sinus infection can last 2-4 weeks because antibiotics have a difficult time penetrating into the sinuses and clearing up the infection. If there are structural problems with draining the sinus, it can be even longer or become a chronic infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

How long does it take for a sinus infection to clear up

Sinus infection: It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral. Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up by themselves within 2 weeks. If at that time, there are still symptoms, we consider a bacterial source and may use antibiotics. ...Read more