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How To Clear Sinus
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
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
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
If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have you ever seen a relationship between clearing sinus passages and hot flashes? In my case one precedes the other.
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
My 14 month old daughter has the worst sinus drainage she chokes on it all the time is there something i can give her specifically to clear sinus?
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 have a sinus infection that i cannot clear with medication
would getting a CT scan show a sinus problem
p.S the pain is above both eyes?
Yes: Sinus ct would provide useful information.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Ent told i will have a sinus infec everyday til i clean up structural abnorm(dev sep, hyp turb, cb). Is that true? Should infec be clear before surg?
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