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What should I do if i've had blocked sinuses since for three years?

What should I do if i've had blocked sinuses since for three years?

See an ENT: You may have chronic sinusitis.Treatment for chronic sinusitis starts with maximum medical therapy. That is different for different doctors, but generally speaking, treatment with 3 to 4 weeks or antibiotics along with daily saline spray and steroid spray for 4 weeks, and poss. Decongestants, antihistamines as needed. If you fail maximum medical therapy, then a ct scan is indicated and possible si. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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Can blocked sinuses create a sense of vertigo?

Can blocked sinuses create a sense of vertigo?

Imbalance: Perhaps imbalance but not true spinning vertigo. If you have spinning vertigo, call MD. At your age call MD today. ...Read more

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Can naturally blocked sinuses and allergies cause lightheadness and the feeling of about to pass out?

Can naturally blocked sinuses and allergies cause lightheadness and the feeling of about to pass out?

Possibly: For a full answer, you would need to provide more information. The combination of nortriptyline and zyrtec may lead to sedation. Nortrriptyline can also lease to nasal congestion. Occlusion of the nasal passages can lead to eustachian tube dysfunction and sometimes to lightheadedness. As your nose is blocked, you need a prescription nasal spray. See a physician, preferably an allergist. ...Read more

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Might a person's new hearing loss be due to blocked sinuses?

Might a person's new hearing loss be due to blocked sinuses?

Yes: The causes that would result in sinus trouble may block eustachian tube. When the tube is blocked, it cause a negative pressure inside the middle ear, and leads to hearing problem (the situation you experience in the airplane). In addition any cause of sinus infection may also cause middle ear or outer ear infection which also may lead to hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can severe blocked sinuses kill you as don't want operation due to anxiety issues help ...

Can severe blocked sinuses kill you as don't want operation due to anxiety issues help ...

Unlikely: Why do you want to suffer from sinusitis if you were offered solution. Any chronic condition can cause depression, immune system compromise and long term disability. Trust your doctor. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to relieve blocked sinuses 2 months ago but I still don't feel different my sinuses are still blocked why?

Had sinus surgery to relieve blocked sinuses 2 months ago but I still don't feel different my sinuses are still blocked why?

See ENT doc.: You should experience relief if the surgery was successful. Not all surgery is successful. There are varying skills among doctors. Go back and see your surgeon If not satisified, get another opinion from a ENT doc known as a sinus surgery specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have blocked sinuses and can’t smell unless it’s a strong smell and very dark circles underneath my eyes. Is there something that can help me?

Yes: You will need to see a GP.You have allergies which need to be controlled.Dark circles under eyes chronic allergies.Anti-histamines to limit effect of allergies is a start.Do not want to prescribe any medication.Your gP will know what to do.You will probably only get control and not a cure. ...Read more

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Head cold coughing temperature blocked sinuses and blocked ears?

Head cold coughing temperature blocked sinuses and  blocked ears?

Uri: Sounds like upper respiratory illness. Usually viral take Ibuprofen and oxymetazoline for three days to improve with symptoms and if worsens see you general doctor. ...Read more

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I have swollen uvula , blocked sinuses , and fever. This has happened every July for 3 years?

I have swollen uvula , blocked sinuses , and fever. This has happened every July for 3 years?

URI?: Perhaps you have an upper respiratory infection, especially if you are truly febrile. If symptoms do not improve with supportive care or if they worsen, you should see your pmd. ...Read more

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Blocked sinuses. Goes from left ear/nostril to the right. Could it be due to damage to the ear? Loud music?

Blocked sinuses. Goes from left ear/nostril to the right. Could it be due to damage to the ear? Loud music?

Moderate allergy: Alternating congestion is simply moderate but not severe nasal congestion compounding the physiologic nasal cycle. Normally one nasal passage works while the other rests. The cycle switches sides ~every 15 minutes. Mild to moderate nasal congestion adds a little more blockage & makes one aware of the normal process. So this is more likely a typical allergy than permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can blocked sinuses kill you only as need endoscopic sinus surgery but can't go threw with it due to extreme anxiety ? Help .

Can blocked sinuses kill you  only as need endoscopic sinus surgery but can't go threw with it due to extreme anxiety ? Help .

Not usually fatal: Although sinusitis is annoying and uncomfortable it is rarely fatal. I have many patients with polyps who prefer to do nothing other than medical therapy. The only worry is uncontrolled infection which can in rare cases can spread to the eye or brain. ...Read more

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I am still blocked up after a cold. And now having some toothache in a top molar, but only when walking or moving. Is it related to blocked sinuses?

I am still blocked up after a cold. And now having some toothache in a top molar, but only when walking or moving. Is it related to blocked sinuses?

Possibly: Sinus inflammation is often the culprit regarding maxillary toothaches, especially if the pain started with your congestion. If the pain does not resolve after your cold clears up, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can sinus headaches caused by blocked sinuses cause pain in temples tender to touch and body aches?

Can sinus headaches caused by blocked sinuses cause pain in temples tender to touch and body aches?

Yes: Yes. The pain is usually over the sinus too but can migrate anywhere. If you are also having body aches and/or fever you probably need some antibiotics. You should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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How to treat sinus dripping?

How to treat sinus  dripping?

Hydration: nasal rinse and oral decongestant. If condition persist nasal steroid sprays and sometimes antibiotics if indicated ...Read more

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