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Long Term Effects Of Sinus Infection
Yes: Yes, that's possible but they could occur independently as well. ...Read more
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
There is difference:
Most people do not transmit sinus infections; most clinicians agree that except for rare instances, sinus infections are not contagious expect in rare cases.
A person infected with a cold virus may be contagious for two to three days before any symptoms appear and remain so until he or she doesn't show any symptoms. This is a period of up to two weeks or so. ...Read more
Really infected?: If you are not only stuffed-up and feel worn out and drained from breathing badly - but are infected, you might need antibiotics to get rid of it. Go to a doctor - if it is an infection and you get medicine, it will feel better in a day or so. But always take the medication till it's gone as prescribed to make sure you get all of it. Without meds, it might become chronic. You don't want that! ...Read more
How long could you potentially have a sinus infection (that didn't present alot of symptoms) before it got so bad it went into bloodstream?
Variable.: Can be early, or late. See MD if you feel you have a sinus infection. ...Read more
After a sinus infection how long does it take for your head and sinus to get back to. Normal? It's been over a month and everthing is sensitive.
Awhile: Great question. It can take a month or even longer until you feel back to normal. Hang in there ...Read more
7-10 days: An acute sinus infection may follow a URI and frequently lasts 7-10 days. Often, the body's immunologic system cures itself, but if symptoms linger, than an antibiotic may be necessary. Steam inhalation, saline sprays or irrigations and decongestants are helpful, along with drinking plenty of water. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis (CS) is common condition in which the sinuses around nasal passages become inflamed and swollen for at least eight weeks, despite therapy attempts. It interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. CS may be caused by infection, but can also be caused by (nasal polyps).CS most commonly affects young and middle-aged. Antibiotics sometimes necessary for sinusitis, not always. ...Read more
Duration: Even 60% of bacterial sinusitis clear without antibiotics. Bacterial infections show in three ways. Most common it is progressive worsening symptoms usually after cold or allergy attack over 10-14 days. Next is the cold that persists over 3-4 weeks not getting better or worse. Least common is severe sudden onset of symptoms with fever. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Most, if viral, resolve in 10-14 days. Fungal or chronic bacterial sinus infections may require treatment and would persist longer without it. If a recurrent problem, then the immune system can be evaluated. Also would need to treat any chronic allergic or non-allergic rhinitis (chronic congestion, loss of smell, nasal drip, sneezing/itching etc). ...Read more
2-3 weeks: With or without antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sinus infection: It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral. Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up by themselves within 2 weeks. If at that time, there are still symptoms, we consider a bacterial source and may use antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: Untreated, sinus infections can last weeks, if not months! See a doctor if you have suffred this long! ...Read more
Sinus: A true sinus infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage but the infection needs to be treated as well. You should have it checked out ...Read more
Sinus Infection: Untreated, under treated, or even treated sinus infections can turn into "Chronic Sinus Infection" which could last indefinitely in some of the sinuses. Some require surgical drainage. I have had sinus surgery, believe me you do not want that surgery (sorry my ENT colleagues) so if you are trying to forgo treatment of your sinus infection, DON'T!!! ...Read more
Sinus infection: Simple cases could clear in a week but bad cases can take two months of antibiotics to clear. If not better in a week or so a CT of the sinuses can be helpful both to confirm the diagnosis and to help determine the severity and potential need for surgical intervention. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how long will it take for pain to subside from sinus infection affection right side of face?
Clear the blockage: Pain from a sinus infection occurs due to the pressure build up in one of the sinuses due to blockage of the meatus ("drain" of the sinus.) clearing this blockage can be accomplished through lavage (nedi pot, saline nose spray, etc.), mucolytics (mucinex, plain robitussin), decreasing the viscosity by drinking lots of fluids, and antibiotics to kill bacterial infections that cause swelling. ...Read more
How long untill I start seeing improvement for persistent sinus infection I already had endioscopic surgery and the infection came back?
Ask your surgeon: The purposes of sinus surgery can be summarized in two words. Ventilation and drainage. That does not mean that you can not develop an infection in those same sinuses following a viral infection of the nose. It is impossible to really answer your question because we do not know how extensive your sinusitis or surgery was. Did you have polyps. They often recur. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
How long until amoxicillin works? Sinus infection, been on meds for 7 days out of a 10 day dose and feel the same If not worse. What should I do?
Sinusitis: You have either been misdiagnosed or inadequately treated. Under medication, you only report Ibuprofen and don't even list amoxicillin. Are you on any meds for allergies? Are you congested? Do you have facial pressure? Any nasal or post-nasal discharge? You have not provided enough information for a meaningful response. If your sx are worsening on amoxicillin, return to your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
On biaxin (clarithromycin) for a sinus infection how long does it take to work I have been on it for 5 days, I am not getting better, I feel like I am getting worse.
6 weeks??: Sinusitis, as well as many viruses, can cause a labyrinthitis, that results in dizziness. This can last sometimes as long as 6 weeks, with symptoms sometimes severe enough that people look drunk when they try to walk or have nausea with it like being seasick! It is important to see your doctor, to rule out something else & diagnose you, and there are some medications that can help the symptoms. ...Read more
Hopefully forever: Sinus infections seldom if ever spread to the brain, . ...Read more
3 mo old: Three month old babies do not get sinus infections. There sinuses are not even developed at this age. ...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