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How Use Manuka Honey Treat Sinus Infections
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
I still have chronic sinus infections. That are not getting treated proper, what do I do? Their was a cover up after I got hurt. Now suffer bad
The usual evaluation for chronic sinus infections may include:
1. Ct scan of the sinuses to see if there are anatomic abnormalities
2. Skin testing to see if there are underlying allergies
3. Scoping the nose/sinus regions to check for blockage, & culture the sinuses
4. Blood testing to check for immune disorders
treatment may include antibiotics, steroid nasal sprays, allergy shots, surgery. ...Read more
How is chronic sinusitis treated? I have had sinus infections on an off for 2 years. Can anything bad happen from this many infections? If so what?
Probably helpful: Might use saline irrigation over drops, although some controversy. My patients have found it useful. Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy). ...Read more
Enhance: While a true sinus infection is best treated with antibiotics, there is data that one can enhance the resolution of symptoms by adding an intra-nasal steroid spray. This addition is probably most helpful in patients who have some nasal congestion on an allergic basis. The use of an intra-nasal decongestant may also be helpful in the first few days of treatment to enhance drainage. ...Read more
Spring of this year, treated for ongoing asymptomatic sinus infections w/3 different meds, ending with clarithromycin w/o true relief. Tired of compl
Allergies?: If you have problems that come and go like that and if the antibiotics don't make a difference, then maybe you should be checked for allergies. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 and 63 pounds. She is being treated for a sinus infections was given a dosage of 10 ml of 400mg/5ml of amoxicillin every 12 hours- i?
Depends & not always: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin are both "fluoroquinolone" antibiotics. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will only work better if the bacteria is resistant to Levaquin and sensitive to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, most of the time, it is a good idea to use a different "class" of antibiotic all together if one fails. Also, antibiotic treatments can also fail because the sinusitis is actually viral, allergy, and inflammatory (such as polyps). ...Read more
Being treated for sphenoid + maxilary sinus infections. Today, my face is somewhat puffy under my eyes and top of cheekbones. Is this due to sinuses?
Sinusitis treatment: Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more
See an ENT doc!: Sinus infections are frequently caused by allergies or the inability of the sinus to drain properly. If the sinus isn't draining properly, and this is the sole reason for your chronic infections, the ENT surgeon will often make the draining hole of the sinus larger. This allows adequate drainage of the sinus which greatly reduces the number of infections. Keep smiling! ...Read more
Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more
Sinus infection odor: Sinus infections can have an odor from the infected material (pus) in the nose and sinus passages. Inflammation of the nasal lining during the course of an infection may alter one's sense of smell so that most thing smell unpleasant. The sense of taste may be altered as well. ...Read more
Aperature of sinus: Many people get sinus infections due to allergies. However, chronic rhinosinusitis is often caused by the inability of the sinus to properly drain. This leads to infections. If the sinus is unable to drain properly, then bacteria is unable to escape the confines of the sinus. A procedure commonly performed to aid in sinus draining is to widen the ostium (drainage hole) in the sinus. Keep smiling! ...Read more
Keep nose clear: Rinsing nose with saline solutions such as neil med rinse, followed by nasal steroid spray can help. Determining whether you have significant allergies that cause nasal and sinus congestion can also lead to more choices to prevent sinus infections. ...Read more
Not "one" cure: Most "sinus infections" are not really infections. If there really is an acute sinus infection with pus in the sinus there should be severe facial pain, nasal discharge, congestion, often a cough as well. The antibiotics and topical decongestants. Supportive measures to ease pain will also help. Prevention is important so stop smoking. ...Read more
Usually viruses but: Recurring sinus infections are more often due to virus (and not bacteria). They can be caused by frequent exposure to others who have respiratory infections (ie, teachers, students) ;or having underlying allergies; have some "anatomic" issues with your nasal and sinus passages; or rarely a "minor" immune problem. See an allergist for a careful evaluation. There are many good treatment options. ...Read more
Spicy food, garlic, onions. Curry, hot peppers can thin your mucous and open your airways making it easier to breathe. Capsaicin in hot papers is said to be anti microbial and may kill viruses.
However it everyone agrees with this. Remember to drink lots of water. ...Read more
Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors (iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more
Several reasons: Normally the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. In some patients drainage can be inadequate because of scarring, tumor or congenital reasons. Alternatively other patients suffer from chronic mucosal inflammation due to allergies, recurrent upper respiratory infections, smoking or other irritants. Both conditions can cause recurrent sinus infections. ...Read more
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