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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

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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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Have a cough and cannot get rid of it, been to the Dr before, all he said was sinus drainage, is there a cough medicine I can take for this?

Have a cough and cannot get rid of it, been to the Dr before, all he said was sinus drainage, is there a cough medicine I can take for this?

Antihistamine: If it is due to sinus drainage, you can try an allergy medicine over the counter. It may also help for you to get a nasal steroid spray prescribed by your doctor which can also relieve the swelling in your sinuses. This would decrease the drainage to the back of your throat, which is causing the cough. ...Read more

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What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to i believe sinus drainage I have heard that a simple saline spray is good.Can i make thus myself?

What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to i believe sinus drainage I have  heard that a simple  saline spray is good.Can i make thus myself?

Salt water washes: Buy one of the squirt bottle kits with the ready-made packets. Buy a gallon or two of distilled water. Use it twice per day. Huge difference! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus drip?

How do I get rid of sinus drip?

Treat the cause: You need to find the cause of it first. It can be allergy, sinus infection, polyps etc. Without knowing the foe, it's impossible to kill it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

Over the counter: There are lots of great over the counter options to help, and remember, congestion does not mean you have an infection. Saline rinse, a decongestant, antihistamine and even a steroid nasal spray can all offer great help. You should discuss any of these with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure none of these are contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of sinus? Other than anti allergy? 

What can I do to get rid of sinus? Other than anti allergy? 

See your ENT: "doc, i got sinus" can and does mean a variety of different things to different people. It could be a physically blocked off nose, helped by surgery. It could be allergies, best treated by medications and/or allergy shots. It could be chronic sinusitis, treated with different medications and antibiotics. Your local md will be able to figure out what you need to feel better. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

Relieving sinus: pressure can often be challenging. An oral decongestant like sudafed may help some,but should not be used for more than 4-5 days in a row or rebound congestion can occur. Neti pot or other sinus rinse can be helpful, and daily nasal steroid spray can also help. Warm compresses applied over the affected sinuses,massaging and a gentle pumping action with fingerpads over the affected sinuses may help ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus infection over-the-counter

How do I get rid of sinus infection over-the-counter

Inflammation : Inflammation of the sinuses may arise as a result of allergies, upper respiratory tract infections with viruses, bacteria or fungi (yeast infection) although another not commonly recognized cause of inflammation of the sinuses arises from reflux of acid from the stomach (laryngopharyngeal reflux or lpr). Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. This does not however mean that you should be waiting for ten days for resolution of a sinus infection before seeing a physician. A sinus infection is suspected if you experience a headache/facial pain or pressure of a dull, constant, or aching sort over the forehead, between or behind the eyes, over one or both of your cheeks or in the very back of the head. This pain is typically localized to the involved sinus and may worsen you bend over or when lying down. Pain often starts on one side of the head and progresses to both sides. Sinusitis may be accompanied by thick nasal discharge that is usually thick yellow or green in colour and may contain pus (purulent) and/or blood. Often a localized headache or toothache is present (especially the upper teeth and more commonly the canine teeth) and it is these symptoms that distinguish a sinus-related headache from other types of headaches, such as tension and migraine headaches. Infection of the eye socket is possible, which may result in the loss of sight and is accompanied by fever and severe illness. Another possible complication is the infection of the bones (osteomyelitis) of the forehead and other facial bones — a condition also known as pott's puffy tumor. Sinus infections can also cause middle and less commonly inner ear problems due to the congestion of the nasal passages. This can be demonstrated by dizziness, "a pressurized or heavy head", clogging of the ear, popping and crackling sensation from dysfunction of the tube that equalizes the pressure in the middle ear (eustachian tube) or vibrating sensations in the head. The over the counter first line of treatment should include a nasal decongestant spray like afrin which indeed should be limited to three days or less, a mucolytic agent like mucinex or robitussin to make the thick secretions more watery so they can drain more easily and be removed naturally by the body. Both mucinex and robitussin come in several preparations. Whenever the name of the medication ends with a d (e.g. Mucinex-d) it also contains a decongestant that will help to reduce the amount of discharge and mucous. The advantage of an oral decongestant is drying your nose; the disadvantage is its common side effects including feeling wired at night (having trouble falling asleep) and occasional sensation of a strong, fast or irregular heartbeat, also called palpitations. If, however you feel that within a few days the pain or pressure over your forehead, cheeks, behind your eyes is either the same, worst or accompanied by thick yellow or green mucous or if accompanied by other signs like double or blurry vision, swelling of any part of the face or eyes, fever, prolonged symptoms, neck pain or rigidity etc. Prompt medical attention is in order. ...Read more

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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