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How To Treat Blocked Sinuses
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 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
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
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
Yes: Sinuses can cause pain behind the eyes. ...Read more
Had sinus surgery to relieve blocked sinuses 2 months ago but I still don't feel different my sinuses are still blocked why?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My body temp is 35-36.3 i feel dizzy wen i walk . I have blocked sinuses and a heavy head . I get shivers and sweat all night on & off ? Help !
Please see: Please see your doctor asap for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Could be many diseases. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
A cough, turned into runny clear nose. Been thick yellow mucus for 8 days now. Headache and mostly blocked sinuses. Should I go to Dr or ride it out.
Risk of infection: After 8 days risk of secondary infection. You need to see your physician for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Can sinus headaches caused by blocked sinuses cause pain in temples tender to touch and body aches?
My doctor is suggesting a CT for blocked sinuses. can this be done without contrast dye? I had a CT done 8 yrs ago for another issue.
Yes: Yes, CT scans of the sinuses are done without contrast. Contrast is not necessary. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more