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How to get rid of a chronic sinus infection when antibiotics won't work?

How to get rid of a chronic sinus infection when antibiotics won't work?

See an ENT: When antibiotics don't' help a sinus infection, either you don't have a sinus infection (you may have bad allergies, rhinitis, etc) or you have chronic sinusitis (a chronic sinus infection lasting >12 weeks which may benefit from surgery). Either way, seek an ent, especially if you have been having many rounds of antibiotics that aren't working. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

Consultation: I would immediately schedule an appointment with an ENT to determine the cause of your sinus problems. Which might be much more than your bad breath ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection? An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection?  An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

MRI=poor sinus film: Mri's are notoriously inaccurate for evaluating your sinuses, they frequently over estimate disease. If you didn't know your had sinus problems until you got your MRI and someone told you, you probably don't have a serious issue. A course of antibiotics is in order, along with follow at your local ENT to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take antibiotics to get rid of a chronic sinus infection?

Can you tell me how long it should take antibiotics to get rid of a chronic sinus infection?

See an ENT: Regardless, whether it's acute or chronic, sinusitis is painful and wearying. For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids and nasal irrigation are the main treatments. If refractory, surgery to be considered. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See an ENT for evaluation, rhinoscopy, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a chronic sinus infection?

What causes rid of a chronic sinus infection?

Sinus Infections: Sinus infections may have multiple contributing factors in many patients. These include allergy, deviated septums, nasal polyps, under-treated previous infections, hypothyroidism, gerd, warts, tumors, viruses, etc. Ent sub-specialists often are often best qualified to sort all this out and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What should I do about a chronic sinus infection?

What should I do about a chronic sinus infection?

See an ENT: Regardless, whether it's acute or chronic, sinusitis is painful and wearying. For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids and nasal irrigation are the main treatments. If refractory surgery to be considered. See an ENT for evaluation, rhinoscopy, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause my chronic sinus infection?

What could cause my chronic sinus infection?

Not always infection: Chronic sinusitis is symptoms persisting for three or more months. Symptoms are congestion, drainage, facial discomfort, reduced smell. Causes are bacterial, allergic, nonallergic inflammation, structural, dental, medication side effects, environmental, and from a systemic disorder. There is not an easy answer. Suggest ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic sinus infection and when I do it seems like I have numbness on the left side of my face and chin area mostly when laying down?

I suffer from chronic sinus infection and when I do it seems like I have numbness on the left side of my face and chin area mostly when laying down?

Not always normal: Numbness of the face with a sinus infection may indicate something of greater concern as it means the infraorbital (under the eye) nerve is affected in some way. One reason for this is a tumor. A medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Chronic Sinusitis (Definition)

The definition of chronic sinusitis is documented sinus inflammation (CAT scan) with symptoms that last for 3 months or longer. This problem needs to be evaluated ...Read more