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During a cat scan Dr said I had fluid in my mastoids behind ear. Recommended sudafed. Will that help? Does that mean I have a sinus infection?

During a cat scan Dr said I had fluid in my mastoids behind ear. Recommended sudafed. Will that help? Does that mean I have a sinus infection?

Not necessarily: Fluid can back up into mastoids related to inner ear problems with fluid and sometime infection. Infection in mastoid which can result in necrosis and bone involvement can have fluid in mastoid air cells as well. Sinus infections involve paranasal sinuses frontals (above eyes) ethmoids medial to orbits, and lateral to nose, and maxillary inferior to orbits. These are facial in location. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T ...Read more

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What is a sinus infection?

What is a sinus infection?

You have : Several hollow bones in the face that give resonance to the voice. They are lined with mucous membrane that secretes mucus. If a germ gets in it causes an infection and that is called sinus infection. ...Read more

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What to do for my sinus infection?

Supportive care: Unless you've had your sinus infection for > 2 weeks or are having severe symptoms such as fever, antibiotics aren't indicated; just use pain relief and decongestants. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Some of the central nervous system complications of sinusitis can create life-threatening conditions. These are relatively uncommon, but quite severe when they happen. ...Read more

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How to get a sinus infection cured?

How to get a sinus infection cured?

Time: Most sinus infections will eventually get better on their own. Meanwhile for relief of symptoms, use a salin nasal spray and/or a neti pot. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

Saline rinse: The best treatment for an upper respiratory infection is to rinse your sinuses out with saline. Use either something like'simply saline' that shoots a continuous stream of saline or something like the 'netty pot' or the 'neil med sinus rinse' . Twice a day is a good place to start but it is only saline and it can be used a lot more often. Sleep is really what cures colds, so rest up. ...Read more

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How should I cure a sinus infection?

Viral or bacterial: Most sinus infections are viral and will resolve with or without treatment. Fluids, analgesics and tincture of time. Serious bacterial sinus infections need to be evaluated by a physician and may need scans/cultures to appropriately treat. See your doctor is you have significant sinus pain, fever, visual changes, dental pain, ear pain, or other concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I always have sinus infection?

? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more