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I am convinced there is a connection between when I have sinusitis and my bladder being infected. Am I wrong as one doctor has said or is it possible?

I am convinced there is a connection between when I have sinusitis and my bladder being infected. Am I wrong as one doctor has said or is it possible?

Probably not : It not a classical/typical connection. But it's possible that infections of your sinus mark when you immune system is weak and thus possibly predisposed to other infections. Alternatively, if you are started on steroids and antibiotics while having a sinusitis, that could predispose you to a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more


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Can chronic sinusitis cause temporal top and back of the head headache or only direcly above the infected chambers in the front?In chronic maxillary

Can chronic sinusitis cause temporal top and back of the head headache or only direcly above the infected chambers in the front?In chronic maxillary

Possible: Sinus headaches pain is not localized to the sinus anatomic site but having headache at the back of the head is unusual. If you do have chronic sinusitis at your age, you should consult an allergist/immunologist to find out the cause. It also should not be left untreated. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis?

How to cure sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be operated?

Can sinusitis be operated?

Yes: The most common indication for surgical intervention is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management (antibiotics, nasal sprays, ± steroids). A ct scan performed after medical management maybe quite helpful in determining your candidacy for surgery. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be treated?

How can sinusitis be treated?

Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sinusitis?

What are the tests for sinusitis?

Clinical and X-ray: Rhino-sinusitis has a number of clinical symptoms and signs. Yellow-green nasal discharge, pain or pressure under and between the eyes. Headache alone surprisingly is not that common. Post nasal drainage and cough are common. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days see an ENT doc. Cat scan is the gold standard for a diagnosis. But most acute symptoms are viral. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

The symptoms of Sinusitis include:: Nasal drainage, Congestion, Headache, Sore throat, Cough, Fever, Thick mucus drainage from nose, Blocked nose, Facial pain, Dental pain. ...Read more

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What to do for a recurring sinusitis?

Check with ENT doc.: At age 48, recurrent sinusitis may be due to allergic rhinitis or a blockage of the opening of the sinuses in the lateral wall of the nose. I would advise obtaining a consultation from an ENT doctor for diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for sinusitis I. ?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis usually causes facial pressure and pain. Most patients have thick yellow of green nasal discharge and the nose is usually stuffy. Some patients have fatigue and malaise, simply feeling worn out and run down. Can have pain or discomfort in the upper teeth. Can also have fever, chills and associated cough. Treatment includes nasal saline, antibiotics and sometimes steroids. Hope that helps ...Read more