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Can my nasal sinuses cause tooth pain?

Can my nasal sinuses cause tooth pain?

Yes: The roots of the bicuspid and molar teeth sit just below the lower portion of the maxillary sinus, and inflammation in the sinuses can produce dental pain. But often, if there is apical root disease in those teeth this can result in secondary sinus infection. See a good ENT doctor and they will work this out. ...Read more

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Sinuses (Definition)

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


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I have venous angioma on my left frontal lobe and thickening of para-nasal sinuses without fluid levels. What does this mean?

I have venous angioma on my left frontal lobe and thickening of para-nasal sinuses without fluid levels.  What does this mean?

Please repost: You didn't just wander into a CT or MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered a scan for a reason. The scan isn't the patient, you are. Please state the reason. Actually, the doc who ordered the test has the ethical obligation to clarify the findings for you, or if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you can understand. ...Read more

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I've recently started jogging, during which I keep getting headaches around my eyes and nasal sinuses, eyes watering. Should I get my eyes tested?

I've recently started jogging, during which I keep getting headaches around my eyes and nasal sinuses, eyes watering. Should I get my eyes tested?

Not eyes' fault: Sounds more like you are having symptoms of hayfever (or seasonal allergies). Consider trying taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) (or generic) once daily, at least 45 minutes prior to when you plan to go out to jog and see if that improves things (if running in the early am, can also take in late pm / bedtime). If doesn't improve, see your Dr for once-over. ...Read more

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Woke up and my nasal and sinuses felt very very dry! I can not breathe through my nose at all. Should I be worried to fall asleep

Woke up and my nasal and sinuses felt very very dry! I can not breathe through my nose at all. Should I be worried to fall asleep

Nose: Although it could be the start if a cold, sometimes it can be related to dryness of the climate or if you slept in air conditioning. Consider a good humidifier at night if it persists ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

What are good ways for me to  fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?

What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If you don't have an allergic condition, you may well have a sinusitis infection if these symptoms have gone on for more than 10 days. Try saline irrigation to see if it helps. If not, you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

Drink H2O flush nose: Make sure you are drinking enough water and not taking medications that will dry out your mucous membranes. Nasal flushing with a mixture of saline and baking soda can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Humidity gauge shows normal moisture levels in my house, but my nose/sinuses feel painful /inflamed and "dried out." should I use humidifier or not?

Humidity gauge shows normal  moisture levels in my house, but my nose/sinuses feel painful /inflamed and "dried out." should I use humidifier or not?

Define normal: The comfort level of humidity for most runs around 40-50% .Levels below 20% have a significant drying effect on the nasal passages & throat & can cause headaches & sore throats. Humidity above 50% allows dust mites to thrive in your home & above ~70% you can promote mold growth like in your shower. A simple digital humidity gauge in your bedroom can help you decide whether to run the humidifier. ...Read more

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Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units

Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens?  What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units

Humidifier: Anything that moistens mucus membranes will be helpful. Humidifier is a great tool. Not much difference between cool mist or lukewarm mist humidifier, more so the matter of preference and comfort. I like lukewarm slightly better, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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