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Is it safe to drink raw honey while pregnant for sinus infections?

Is it safe to drink raw honey while pregnant for sinus infections?

Safe, not effective: Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old because their digestive systems cannot eliminate the toxin that can causes infant botulism. "pasteurization" of honey is designed to prevent crystallization, not eliminate the toxin, so infants should not eat any honey. Mothers can safely eat honey, although there are more effective ways to treat sinsusitis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to take an antihistamine and a decongestant everyday to help combat chronic sinus infections?

Is it safe to take an antihistamine and a decongestant everyday to help combat chronic sinus infections?

In general, yes: Improving nasal function will decrease the incidence and severity of sinusitis. If you are allergic and congested then a combination of an antihistamine decongestant can be of help. So can intranasal steroids and other measures. If you have recurrent infections an allergy evaluation and a good ENT evaluation can be of great benefit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks!

Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75.  Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin.  Thanks!

Advocare +meds: Hi ~ I looked this up the other day because another person asked. I did not see anything in the ingredients that would cause any problem with your meds. The only TOXIC issue was suggesting that the "colon cleanses" do any good at all. Frankly, I think its todays greatest scam. Use metamucil to bulk and increase roughage in diet and exercise. The GUT was designed by a genius. Its self cleansing! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75. Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin. Thanks so much!

Is it safe to use Advocare products while taking Adderal 15 and Effexor (venlafaxine) ER 75.  Also taking an antibiotic for sinus infections - Biaxin.  Thanks so much!

No Advocare: I would not use Advocare. It is not FDA approved. It isn't proven to be safe or effective. Also, there are no "quick fixes" for weight control, getting energized, etc. Fad diets only result in the weight being gained back later after the diet is over. You are taking a relatively low dose of Effexor (venlafaxine). Have you asked your doctor about possibly increasing your dose, as well as about your other issues? ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for sinus infections?

What are some good home remedies for sinus infections?

Sinusitis: You can irrigate the sinuses with a rinse via a netti-pot, you can use a decongestant like pseudoephedrine, there may be nasal steroid sprays, and antiinflammatories. If, however, you develop facial pain and swelling, fever, headache, persistence of other symptoms please go see a doctor asap. Sinus infections can have major complications. ...Read more

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I get sinus infections way too frequently now how can I stop them?

Recurrent sinusitis: Assuming you have periods of complete relief between your sinus infections (meaning not a chronic lingering infection) then you likely have nasal allergies likely predisposing the problem. If you can get the allergies under control, you will significantly reduce your recurring sinus infections. If allergies are not the culprit, then try a daily regimen of nasal saline irrigations for hygiene. ...Read more

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Why do I get frequent sinus infections all the time?

Why do I get frequent sinus infections all the time?

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

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Do you get a lot of sinus infections if you live in smog?

Do you get a lot of sinus infections if you live in smog?

Smog & sinusitis: There no studies that show a direct correlation between living in a high smog environment and frequent sinus infections. If you are getting frequent sinus infections, best to rule out allergies, avoid/ stop smoking, also stay hydrated, try a humidifier and make saline rinses your new best friend. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause anxiety attack?

Can sinus infections cause anxiety attack?

Well, sure: Anxiety has no specific inciting "test book" events that cause attacks, but each individual may act differently to stressors around them. Certainly, a sinus infection may cause someone with anxiety to get stressed and have an "attack." ...Read more

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Frequent sinus infections be treated with saline drops?

Frequent sinus infections be treated with saline drops?

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

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Do sinus infections require treatment or will theygo away on their own?

Do sinus infections require treatment or will theygo away on their own?

Depends: Sometimes they will clear one their own. If they persist more than a week or are accompanied by a severe headache or vision changes then seek medical help. ...Read more

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I keep getting painful sinus infections, could there be a problem with my sinuses?

I keep getting painful sinus infections, could there be a problem with my sinuses?

Yes: Many questions first. Are you a smoker? Do you irrigate your sinuses with a saline/bicarb rinse daily? Once you have had sinus infections they may alter the lining of the sinuses which normally clear secretions. You may also have obstruction of the outlets to the nose from the sinuses. You may have bad dental problems. Strongly suggest you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Aftee having sinus surgery, how many sinus infections until I need a second sugery?

Aftee having sinus surgery,  how many sinus infections until I need a second sugery?

Unknown: The typical # of infections i see before i recommend surgery for some with recurrent acute sinusitis is about 3-4/year. If you've already had surgery... It could be 3-4 or more depending on tolerance/ desire to have further surgery and if there are residual area that can be opened. I usually recommend allergy testing before a second surgery to make sure any possible underlying issues are addressed. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat deep sinus infections?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat deep sinus infections?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) often works: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) covers many of the bacteria that cause sinusitis, even some of the more resistant types. It does not treat all bacterial sinusitis, viral colds, or nasal polyps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some vitamins good for sinus infections?

None in particular: If you're looking for natural, vitamins aren't the answer for sinus infections unfortunately. Nasal saline irrigations (neilmed sinus rinse or neti pots) are all natural, over the counter, and have proven clinical efficacy in addressing allergic nasal disease and sinusitis. I would definitely go with saline over vitamins. Even probiotics would make more sense than vitamins. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between viral and bacterial sinus infections?

What's the difference between viral and bacterial sinus infections?

Sinus infections: Viral sinus infections generally are gone by a week.They can produce yellow or green mucus during their time in your system.If you continue to experience thick yellow or green mucus especially with fever it is more likely to be bacterial. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics. Smokers are more likely to have problems with both. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to get rid of sinus infections in children?

See below: The majority of sinus infections (as well as ear infections) are caused by viruses and do not require an antibiotic. Medicines to promote mucus drainage may be helpful such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) or decongestants. Decongestants can cause side effects so check with your doctor before starting them. Saline rinses are also helpful. An antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause pain in your teeth?

Yes: Your upper molars and sometimes the bicuspids stick up into the sinus. If there is a sinus infection those teeth can hurt. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

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