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Nasal Sinuses Feel Dry
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 (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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
I am getting some drainage coming out of my ear. It is not blood it looks more like water. It drys then becomes crusty. I have bad sinuses and have been using a saline nasal cleaning solution i got from the pharmacy. Could this be causing the drainage fro
Liklihood of brain eating amoeba? Picked my nose in shower, finger was wet. Terrified of brain eating amoeba. Sinuses feel very dry and open. Worried!
Is there a difference between sinuses and allergies,I'm little stuffy sore throat drainage in throat no fever.nose feels dry not runny one side stuffy?
All connected: If you suffer from allergic rhinitis including symptoms of nasal congestion, running, postnasal drip, etc. these can worsen and effect your sinuses as well. If symptoms continued to worsen without proper treatment, your condition can progress to involve the sinuses. This is called aute sinusitis. Proper avoidance measures of triggers and treatment with nasal sprays and antihistamines can help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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