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Are nose bleeds common with Sinus Infections?

Are nose bleeds common with Sinus Infections?

Not really: Sinus infections are in the face and therefore in most cases do not cause nose bleeds. However, sinus infections always start in the nose and certainly the inflammation in the nose can lead to epistaxis (nose bleeds). But in general sinusitis and epistaxis are two separate entities and usually unrelated problems. See an ENT doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

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Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Yes: They can irritate the tissue and steroid sprays can thin the nasal lining. Both cases result in increased risk of bloody nose. ...Read more

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Nose head and ears congested. Lungs congested. Sinus infection?

Nose head and ears congested. Lungs congested. Sinus infection?

Sinus: Sounds like it could be. Discuss with your health care team where ever you are. They will know what is going around. ...Read more

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Do colds cause ear infections?

Do colds cause ear infections?

They can: Colds or (upper respiratory infections - uris) are the leading predisposing cause of ear infections. ...Read more

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Are ear and throat infections contagious?

Are ear and throat infections contagious?

Viral cause is: Most all ear, nose and throat infections begin with a viral illness. The viral illness is certainly contagious. A secondary bacterial infection, such as strep, is also quite contagious. ...Read more

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Do nasal sprays treat sinus infections?

Do nasal sprays treat sinus infections?

Enhance: While a true sinus infection is best treated with antibiotics, there is data that one can enhance the resolution of symptoms by adding an intra-nasal steroid spray. This addition is probably most helpful in patients who have some nasal congestion on an allergic basis. The use of an intra-nasal decongestant may also be helpful in the first few days of treatment to enhance drainage. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Do sinus infections cause nasal turbinate to swell?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Do sinus infections cause nasal turbinate to swell?

It may: Since the nasal lining is contiguous with the sinus lining, inflammation in the sinuses can involved the nose. Nasal congestion may occur with pregnancy also. ...Read more

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Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose : The otc drops like afrin (oxymetazoline) can backfire with a nasty rebound effect. Check with an ENT to diagnose and treat the causes of your congestion... Allergy, nose sprays, infections, deviated septums, polyps, tumors etc. Etc.Na. ...Read more

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Can blowing your nose hard cause a sinus infection?

Can blowing your nose hard cause a sinus infection?

Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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Do tubes in ears treat recurring ear infections?

Do tubes in ears treat recurring ear infections?

Myringotomy tubes: do not 'treat' ear infections per se, but prevent fluid from building up in the middle ear space where infections occur. In this sense, they are more preventative and reduce the number of infections that require treatment with oral antibiotics, prevent hearing loss and support speech development. ...Read more

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Are sinus infections contagious?

Are sinus infections contagious?

Yes: All infections are contagious. After about 24 hrs of antibiotic treatment the infection should not be contagious. ...Read more

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Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Rarely: Unlike the normal nasal mucosa, which is rich in blood supply, a nasal polyps is usually poorly vascular and rarely if ever bleeds. If you have nasal polyposis and believe your are bleeding from them, see an ENT doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostly) or though the lymphatic system. Infections of the roof of the sinuses and the middle ear can spread directly into the brain. ...Read more

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What germs cause ear infections?

What germs cause ear infections?

Bacteria: The 3 most common bacteria to cause middle ear infections (otitis media) are streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhalis. Otitis media can also be a viral infection. Swimmer's ear or otitis externa is mostly from pseudomonas aeruginosa. Other swimmer's ear germs include staph aureus, enterobacter aerogenes, proteus mirabilis, klebsiella pneumoniae and fungi. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more