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Doctor insights on: Impacted Sinuses

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Whats good for sinuses?

Whats good for sinuses?

Nasal steroids: Nasal steroids are generally a good place to start, as the treat all kinds of inflammatory sinus disease(allergic and non-allergic). Antihistamines help if there is an allergic component, as do oral decongestants. An evaluation by an otolaryngologist is always helpful to look for causes. ...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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Could your sinuses explode?

Could your sinuses explode?

Explode?: Although your sinuses will not explode, certain types of sinus infection will erode through adjacent bones and produce osteomyelitis, or infection can spread into surrounding tissues or the brain and its linings and cavities. ...Read more

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What can block your sinuses?

What can block your sinuses?

Sinus blockage: Greetings. The things that lock your sinus drainage pathways could be mucus membrane swelling, polyps, thick mucus, tumors, bacteria, virus or fungal infectious buildup or even your normal anatomy. See your ENT doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Do sinuses every get too dry?

Yes: Antihistamine medications can dry up the sinuses. Also hot dry environments may cause the mucus membranes the line the sinuses to dry up. (ie. Produce less water filled mucus material). ...Read more

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What does dry sinuses mean?

See below: Justin: Sinus or sinusitis is an overused term, without a uniform connotation. Dry air can dry out the mucus membrane of the nose and cause a sensation of burning, especially if you do not make enough mucus. Dry air by itself does not cause sinusitis. Bacterial infection in the sinuses may require antibiotic treatment. Seeing your doctor would be prudent to settle the issue. ...Read more

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Can I have my sinuses removed ?

Not exactly: Your sinuses are part of the facial skeleton. The are air pockets within the bone. The openings from your sinuses onto the nasal passage can be widened and this will sometimes improve drainage. There are a number of smaller sinus cells between your eyes, and these can be surgically treated to remove the internal walls to create a single, larger space, but ultimately you will still have sinuses. ...Read more

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What can I do to clear sinuses?

What can I do to clear sinuses?

Saline: Frequent saline nasal irrigation can alleviate sinus congestion, 2 to 3 times a day. ...Read more