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What does this mean on MRI? Bilateral ethmoid and milder sphenoid, frontal, and 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

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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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I suffer from burning eyes when I use the computer. Could my burning eyes have any connection with my bilateral maxillary sinusitis and ethmoidtis>?

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

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A 46-year-old patient with chronic maxillary sinusitis undergoes bilateral balloon dilation of the maxillary. How effective is this?

A 46-year-old patient with chronic maxillary sinusitis undergoes bilateral balloon dilation of the maxillary. How effective is this?

FESS: Balloon dilation may help certain issues. Fess is a very effective treatment for chronic maxillary sinusitis especially if other sinuses are involved, ask your treating physician. ...Read more

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What's left maxillary sinusitis?

Sinusitis: It's inflammation of the sinus below the left eye. May be acute requiring antibiotics or chronic which may be treated in a variety of ways including surgery. Sometimes the cause is the roots of the teeth ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

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

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Maxillary Sinusitis: 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

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What to do if I have right maxillary sinusitis. What is the best antibacterial to keep it under control for long time?

What to do if I have right maxillary sinusitis. What is the best antibacterial to keep it under control for long time?

ENT doc: Antibiotics are not usually the best long term option for chronic or recurrent maxillary sinusitis. Usually there is a structural problem that needs to be corrected. See an ENT doc. ...Read more

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What can be done for acute maxillary sinusitis?

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

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Can chronic maxillary sinusitis cause drowsiness, foggy feeling?

Can chronic maxillary sinusitis cause drowsiness, foggy feeling?

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

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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

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

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Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

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

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I always feel dizzy (lightheaded) and I was diagnosed with maxillary sinusitis. Could these two be related?

I always feel dizzy (lightheaded) and I was diagnosed with maxillary sinusitis. Could these two be related?

Unlikely: Maxillary sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus under the eye. Lightheadedness is unlikely to be related to maxillary sinusitis. ...Read more

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What does a significant pneumatization of the petrous apex mean? Suffered from migraines for 6 months and sphenoid and maxillary sinusitis

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

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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

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

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Interested to know how do dental caries cause maxillary sinusitis?

Interested to know how do dental caries cause maxillary sinusitis?

Not uncommon: Tooth infection is usually caused by dental caries and its consequences. It is not uncommon that sinusitis results from untreated maxillary dental infection. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are likely to be secondary to nasal allergies, you need to get these under control to stop developing recurrent sinus infections, you need a nasal spray. If you have an allergist around you, you should see one. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Sinusitis: You need to be seen and examined and treated by a physician asap. Do not wait on this, make an appointment and go. You may have one of the uncommon but potentially life-threatening complications of sinusitis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Sir my CT scan report says that, bilateral maxillary sinusitis with rhinitis and deviated nasal septum. What does mean and treatment pls.

Sir my CT scan report says that, bilateral maxillary sinusitis with rhinitis and deviated nasal septum. What does mean and treatment pls.

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses and a deviated septum Is an anatomical issue which may propose you to recurrent sinusitis. You may need further analysis and intervention by an otolaryngologist if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Will maxillary sinusitis heal on its own, or do I need antibiotics?

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

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What is most effective treatment for nasal polyps and maxillary sinusitis?

What is most effective treatment for nasal polyps and maxillary sinusitis?

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

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Maxillary sinusitis and tooth extraction? Please describe to me the symptoms and treatment options.

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

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My gf had a NRM. Diagnose: arachnoid cyst posterior fossa and left maxillary sinusitis. What to do next? Treatment? Complications can apper?

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

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Can wisdom tooth extraction be a common treatment for maxillary sinusitis?

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

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Dull intermittent cheek, jaw & temple ache remains after a respiratory infection & antibiotics for suspected maxillary sinusitis. How long to settle?

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

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more