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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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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

Post nasal drip: Try saline irrigation of your nasal passage and spit it out of your mouth. See an ENT doctor to locate the source of bleeding and treatment of your possible sinusitis. ...Read more

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Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?

When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?

Left nostril dry: Can be allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (no allergy), w/ post nasal drip and sinusitis due to chronic congestion. Follow up with allergist to test for environmental allergens- pollen, dust mites or foods (milk, gluten,). Also consider gastric reflux Zyrtec for allergy, and ranitidine/previcid for reflux. F/u/ w/ doc


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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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I've got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? I've had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat?

I've got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? I've had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat?

Lymph node: This may well be an enlarged lymph node responding to the infection, but without seeing it this would only be a guess. The best thing for you to do is to let a doctor take a look at this and make sure it is not an abscess, a tumor, or something else severe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

SEE DOCTOR ASAP: It seems you are pretty sick and may have a lower respiratory infection like Acute Bronchitis or Pnumonia and need to see your Doctor asap. If can not see Doctor go to the ER
Meanwhile Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if youbdo not have allergy to it or have a stomach ulcer.
You need examination and also may need Chest Xray and treatment with Antibiotics if Bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What is best for sinus drainage?

What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: A number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider!

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I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

Sinus drainage: For patients that present with constant sinus problems and no medications seem to help, I usually consider imaging - looking for polyps or other sinus anatomical problems. I also like to get the input of an ENT (ear nose throat) doctor, and perhaps an allergist. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Chronic sinus drainage?

Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, I can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read more

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Why do I cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Why do I cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Irritation: The drainage down the back of your throat causes irritation that your body wants to get rid of leading to your cough reflex. ...Read more

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Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends...If your sinus drainage is not infected or excessive, you may very well not even notice it at all. However, if it is infected or excessive or caused by allergies, you may certainly smell or even taste it. If your mucous is also thick because of being a little dry, this can cause the mucous to collect into a mucous plug or ball and these, too, can be easier to smell or taste. ...Read more

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What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

Cough due to sinus: You can use delsym for the cough. For the post nasal drip, try sudafed 1 to 2 tabs three times a day. If you have high blood pressure try 1 pill instead of two. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in LPR or true sinus drainage?

Great question: This is a question my students and ENT residents ask all the time. Sometimes the difference on exam is subtle. They both can cause laryngeal edema, cobblestoning, hoarseness, & excess mucus. Lpr patients may have a little more erythema and hyperactive gag than simple drainage. If a patient has definite nasal allergies and LPR symptoms, it can be tough to differentiate. I may need to treat both. ...Read more

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I don't know whether I have sinus or hayfever lm bother with drainage what's good for that?

I don't know whether I have sinus or hayfever lm bother with drainage what's good for that?

Saline: Saline rinses can help both. Follow instructions and use distilled water (or boiled then cooled). Avoid dry heat in winter. See an allergist if continues. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more