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My Sinuses Are Clear But Sting
Allergy: I'm not sure what you mean by your sinuses are clear... If you mean there is no nasal stuffiness but your sinuses sting... May be an allergy or irritation but has not progressed to a sinus infection. Saline nasal spray or an over the counter antihistamine may be helpful.. Zyrtec. Symptoms with a sinus infection: pressure/pain; tooth pain; throat & ear pain; fatigue; headache; nasal discharge.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Moved from the west to east coast, and my sinuses are reacting to the weather by having my face have dry skin and lips sting. What do I do?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
Problem with sinuses for 5 month, headache, blocked nose and stinging eyes, not sure what to do, goes away for a bit when taking sinus tablets. ?
Sinuses: Decongestants (like otc sudafed) can shrink swollen sinus passages to let them drain & relive pressure. Saline nasal spray can flush germs out of passages. Sinus irrigation with sterile (boiled or distilled) water with salt in it can also help [neti pot]. Avoid antihistamines as they dry up congestion where it is. ...Read more
I've noticed that smoking a cigarette can sometimes clear my sinuses, is this just a fluke or is there something Going on that I don't know about?
Smoking..: There is no benefit from smoking, they do not help clear up sinuses, in fact smoke has been shown to make sinus issues worse in some people. I'm sure you have heard this a million times before, but at 18 years old you should know by now there are no redeeming qualities of smoking cigarettes. Think about stopping now before you do any permanent damage. Talk to doctor about ways to help you quit. ...Read more
Aerosol saline spray: There are several aerosol brands (and generics) that will give a very good rinse without the mess of a netipot or the danger of pouring saline into the eustachian tube. Also no risk of infection. I believe the netipot should be avoided. ...Read more
I have sinus pain resulting from a cold. What should I take to clear my sinuses and make the pain go away?
Decongest sinuses: Sinus pain often results from sinus openings being swollen shut by inflammation; decongestants (not antihistamines) can shrink those swollen membranes to allow sinuses to drain. If you tolerate nsaids (aleve/motrin/etc not tylenol) they can also help relieve inflammation. Irrigating the nasal passages with salt water/saline drops/spray can also help. Caution: neti-pots; only boiled/distilled h2o. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No effect: Masturbation should have not effect on one with sinusitis. If you are one who gets nasal stuffiness with sexual excitement, then one could have a temporary issue with the sinusitis. Treat the sinusitis as usual and masturbate as you feel the need and as you are comfortable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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