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Mild Bilateral Maxillary Sinusitis
What does this mean on MRI? Bilateral ethmoid and milder sphenoid, frontal, and bilateral maxillary sinusitis.
Depends on symptoms: It's very import for your doctor to correlate what radiologists find on your scans with your physical findings and symptoms. As far as your sinus findings, these are normally air filled areas along your face but an MRI will show if the lining is thickened or if the space has become fluid filled. Feel free to schedule a consult and upload your images and we can review these findings in detail. ...Read more
I suffer from burning eyes when I use the computer. Could my burning eyes have any connection with my bilateral maxillary sinusitis and ethmoidtis>?
No! But your eyes: Are getting dryer from decreased blink reflex as a result of computer work, and can lead to dry eyes! Your staring at the screen causes this. So take many breaks and use lubricating artificial tears without preservatives. The sinusitis is a separate issue that you should be in touch with your PCP about. ...Read more
A 46-year-old patient with chronic maxillary sinusitis undergoes bilateral balloon dilation of the maxillary. How effective is this?
Both sinuses sick:
Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally.
Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus
The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example.
If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read more
In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions.
There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more
What to do if I have right maxillary sinusitis. What is the best antibacterial to keep it under control for long time?
Many things: Clear the nose with saline rinses, using a bulb syringe or neti pot. Promote drainage from the sinuses with decongestants - either oral (tablets) or topical (nasal sprays). If symptoms persist for more than a week, get evaluated by your physician for whether an antibiotic might be appropriate for you. ...Read more
Maxillary Sinusitis: Greetings. Yes, chronic sinusitis can indeed cause fatigue, drowsiness and feeling like you are "in a fog". Our immune system is stressed with a sinus infection and thus is weakened. Over the counter saline nasal/sinus rinse 2-3 x/day the follow your evening dose with a steroid nasal spray as directed. This will help reduce inflammation. If after 5 days, your still ill, see your doctor. ...Read more
I was prescribed prednisone 20mg for acute right maxillary sinusitis for 3 days. Is this safe to take or is there another alternative? I've heard terr
Maybe: You have 2 good choices: follow his/her advice OR get some other advice. Either way, you need a trained/competent provider personally you; if you don't like what you're hearing, get a 2nd opinion. You may find the providers agree outright OR you may find a preferred alternative. Try an ENT or OMFS. ...Read more
Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?
Maybe: A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube. This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help. ...Read more
I always feel dizzy (lightheaded) and I was diagnosed with maxillary sinusitis. Could these two be related?
What does a significant pneumatization of the petrous apex mean? Suffered from migraines for 6 months and sphenoid and maxillary sinusitis
Normal: This is a variant of normal and basically means you have air cells (similar to that seen in other sinuses) within the petrous bone. In the absence of inflammation within this aerated petrous bone (usually by the presence of fluid in the air cells along with clinical signs and symptoms of sinusitis) this finding is not significant to you. ...Read more
Should I see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while I was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc
Chronic: Chronic sinusitis includes nasal obstruction, sinus pain and pressure around the eyes, nasal drainage, chronic cough, fatigue, headache, nose bleeds and several other symptoms--you do not need them all. These symptoms are persent more often than not for at least 3 months. You may also get exacerbations that worsen all of the symptoms temporarily making it feel more like an acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is treated with several meds at the same time: nasal steroid spray, antihistamine, nasal saline irrigations, prolonged antobiotics (4-6 weeks). If you don't feel better, then a sinus ct scan can solidify the diagnosis. Those that do not respond to maximal medical therapy may be candidates for sinus surgery. Surgery is normally very successful but often is not a cure but help alleviate many of the symptoms, making them easier to treat. ...Read more
Is it possible to have maxillary sinusitis without any other symptoms other than horrible jaw pain and not have a tooth infection?
Very much so.: The scenario can be just as you describe. If you are a smoker it is more likely to happen. The most common is not to have a tooth infection. Antibiotics are usually required. See your doctor to be treated immediately. ...Read more
I got CT scan done today, report reads left maxillary sinusitis seen. I get headaches everyday, even when I don't have cold. How can I reduce them?
Been having headaches migraines most of my life I've had MRI, CT scan EEG and I was always told I had maxillary sinusitis disease what is it?
It's migraines: The maxillary sinuses are air spaces in your cheekbones. Mild chronic sinusitis is common (it's not true that all Texans got fleas, but they all do got sinusitis). All those dopey people out there who say they got "sinus" headaches - 99.9% of them don't. Most sinus disease causes no pain at all. Of course all your tests are normal. You have migraines & you also have sinusitis. Totally unrelated. ...Read more
Is it normal gor colds having headache, eye pain, maxillary sinusitis feell like toothache and the feeling of want to vomit because of headache, dizzy?
I have colds and flu right now headache, eye pain, maxillary sinusitis and 1 doctor here told me that I may have life threatening symptom of sinusitis?
Sinusitis: See an otolaryngologist with whom you are comfortable. Any doc guessing that a patient may have 'life threatening' disease of any kind is counterproductive, unless based on specific findings, as would be on clinical exam or ct scan, for example. The eye signs are somewhat worrisome, but again, a good exam by a head/neck expert would be in order. ...Read more
CT Scan says "Bilateral mild maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis. No air/fluid levels. 1.3cm polyp & turbinate hypertrophy. Can this cause my headaches?
Yes.: Definitely. See an ENT doctor for options. ...Read more
Sir my CT scan report says that, bilateral maxillary sinusitis with rhinitis and deviated nasal septum. What does mean and treatment pls.
Maxillary sinus: Usually nasal decongestants are given for three days to improve the flow. If the problem continues, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
A good specialist: Nasal polyps and sinusitis can be treated but each treatment should be tailored to the individual. Some patients respond better than others. Generally the treatment will entail a combination of different medicines (antibiotics and/or steroids - oral or nasal). I would consult a good ENT or allergist. ...Read more
Maxillary sinusitis and tooth extraction? Please describe to me the symptoms and treatment options.
Pressure congestion: In some people the roots of a tooth, especially the molars can extend into the sinus cavity. With extraction, bacteria can easily enter the sinus cavity. Symptoms are severe facial pressure, nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge and possibly a bad taste or smell from the nose. Treatment involves antibiotics, decongestants, nasal washes. In severe cases outpatient surgery is needed. ...Read more
My gf had a NRM. Diagnose: arachnoid cyst posterior fossa and left maxillary sinusitis. What to do next? Treatment? Complications can apper?
Arachnoid cysts: These are congenital abnormalities often discovered incidentally and nothing need be done unless creating symptoms in which case discuss with a neurosurgeon. Sinusitis can be easily managed if it is acute, but radiologic changes can occur due to old inactive disease. She needs to see her doctor and discuss these things. Why was this imaging study done to begin with? ...Read more
No: True maxillary sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinus. While upper wisdom teeth reside adjacent to that sinus, it is hoped that their removal leaves the sinus intact, in which case the removal does nothing to treat the infection. Antibiotics generally are the treatment of choice for such in infection. ...Read more
Dull intermittent cheek, jaw & temple ache remains after a respiratory infection & antibiotics for suspected maxillary sinusitis. How long to settle?
Sinus issues: Best to see ENT doc to have scan and explanation of sinus infection u=in terms of time to heal. Could take months without out a drainage operation. ...Read more
Incidential finding on brain MRI: mild polypoid mucosal thickening of the anterior right maxillary sinus wall, 0.8 cm. No symptoms now, but I had often sinusitis in my early teens, no scans then. Does that mean unilateral polyp (cancer suspicious)?
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