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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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Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Parasites: Cockroaches frequently feed on human feces, and therefore they can disseminate cysts of enteric protozoans in the environment if such feces are contaminated (7, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32). The important epidemiological role of cockroaches in transmission of intestinal entamoeba histolytica-associated amoebiasis was demonstrated in 1971 (25) and in giardiasis in 1981 (16). ...Read more

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Are all parasites bad?

Are all parasites bad?

Usually yes: A parasite by definition gets needed food or support at the expense of the host. This is different from symbiotic relationship where two organisms each benefit (see lichen for an example). ...Read more

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What's good for sinuses?

What's good for sinuses?

Nasal steroids: Nasal steroids are generally a good place to start, as the treat all kinds of inflammatory sinus disease (allergic and non-allergic). Antihistamines help if there is an allergic component, as do oral decongestants. An evaluation by an otolaryngologist is always helpful to look for causes. ...Read more

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Where are your sinuses at?

Where are your sinuses at?

See picture: A picture is worth a thousand words. See attached picture. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have parasites?

How to tell if I have parasites?

Parasites: If you mean intestinal parasites, the best thing to do is to see a doctor with a list of all symptoms and then have your stool examined by an expert in this area. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have parasites?

Stool sample: If you are referring to intestinal parasites, you submit stool samples to the lab for ova and parasite (o&p) exam. ...Read more

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Thickening at maxilaary sinuses and haziness also?

Thickening at maxilaary sinuses and haziness also?

This means you: Have chronic sinusitis on xray or CT scan. You need an antibiotic from a Dr for 30 days of treatment to cure the maxillary sinusitis. ...Read more

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Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause serious problems if the parasite/worm itself doesn't. ...Read more

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What causes lumps in the sinuses?

What causes lumps in the sinuses?

Lumps?: Not sure what these lumps are? May be cysts or polyps. Caused by inflammation. Associated with allergies. ...Read more

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Could someone get parasites from slugs?

Maybe: Snails and slugs get infected by ingesting Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae. So have you been eating slugs recently? ...Read more

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Sinuses making me nauseous! What should I do?

Sinuses making me nauseous! What should I do?

Suggestions: Migraines are often confused with sinus headaches one of the symptoms being nausea. In some with significant swallowed sinus secretions there can be nausea so need to decrease volume. Also sense of post nasal drainage can be from acid reflux treated with antacids. ...Read more

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Can a catscan of the sinuses detect migeaines?

Can a catscan of the sinuses detect migeaines?

No, but: It can detect sinusitis, which is another common cause of headache. Migraine is a problems with spasm of blood vessels, so a sinus CT would not be able tell either way. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation for proper evaluation of your headache. ...Read more

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Can phlegm contain parasites?

Sputum pathogens: Yes. Depending on what you mean by parasites. Sputum does contain bacteria, viruses & many other types of parasites (helminths) that are not common in this country. Sputum is contagious in many but not in all situations. Many diseases are transmitted through cough including common influenza. ...Read more

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Which parasite causes lymphedema?

Which parasite causes lymphedema?

Filaria: Lymphatic filariasis is caused by the worms wuchereria bancrofti, brugia malayi, and brugia timori. Subcutaneous filariasis is caused by loa loa (the eye worm), mansonella streptocerca, and onchocerca volvulus. Serous cavity filariasis is caused by the worms mansonella perstans and mansonella ozzardi, which occupy the serous cavity of the abdomen. ...Read more

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I keep getting sinuses infection?

I keep getting sinuses infection?

Sinusitis: You seem to also suffer from nasal allergies, these can lead to repeated sinus infections. See an allergist and get on allergy shots, your sinus infections will slowly resolve. ...Read more

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Can airplane seats have parasites?

Can airplane seats have parasites?

Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that pests such as bedbugs will be transmitted via airline seats. Most parasites are obtained in their 'natural' enviroment: from swimming in infected water, walking barefoot on dirt roads/beaches, mosquito bites, or from drinking/eating contaminiated food and water. Check with your doctor and the cdc website prior to travel for more infromation. ...Read more

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Is sinuses affects the upper gums?

Is sinuses affects the upper gums?

Not a clear question: ... Do you mean. ..If sinus problem/disease can affect the health of the gums? Then the answer is no. Not related. But if u are asking if it affects the quantity & quality of upper jaw bones, then the answer is yes.. .. But secondarily. If you can please reword you question more specifically, we might be able to provide more clear answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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Could crayfish contain a parasite?

Could crayfish contain a parasite?

Yup: Although rare, an american lung fluke called paragonimus kelligotti has been reported in the usa after eating raw crayfish in missouri. The classical lung fluke p. Westermanii is acquired by eating undercooked fresh water crabs. ...Read more

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Can parasites contribute to cancer?

Can parasites contribute to cancer?

I know of one: Example. Schistosoma hematobium endemic in the nile infests the bladder, chronically irritates it leading to the unusual squamous cell type. It's the chronicity of the infection more than the parasite itself. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Depends: This depends on the parasite. Some parasites are through fecal to oral transmission, some are through foods and ingestions that have nothing to do with hygiene. Good hygiene can certainly help prevent some parasites, but not all. ...Read more

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What is frontal hypoplastic sinuses?

Not a big deal: It just means that your frontal sinuses (located in your forehead) haven't developed as much as the average patient. This does not put you at a health disadvantage. The frontal sinuses tend to have the most variable anatomy and they typically don't develop until approx 12 years of age. ...Read more

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How do you get intestinal parasites?

How do you get intestinal parasites?

Fecal contamination: It depends on the parasite. Hook worm larvae penetrate through the skin. Round worm, pinworm, strogyloides, trichiris.Giardia, cryptosporidium are usually due to fecal contamination of food or drink. Tape worms are due to eating of undercooked meats, beef or pork. ...Read more

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How to have draing sinuses of phlegm?

How to have draing sinuses of phlegm?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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No solid poops, do I have a parasite?

No solid poops, do I have a parasite?

Parasites: Always possible, but in the usa relatively unlikely. If this persists would see a doctor with a list of all your symptoms and they will obtain a stool specimen for examination if they deem it appropriate. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Will azelastine flush out my sinuses?

Will azelastine flush out my sinuses?

Nasal antihistamine: No, that medication is not meant to flush out of the sinuses. It is used to treat allergies and is sprayed onto the nasal mucosa which limits running nose, sneezing, and congestion. If you want to flush out your nose and sinuses, use nasal saline, Neto Pot or a commercial rinse kit. ...Read more

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'i have swollen sinuses but no mucus?

'i have swollen sinuses but no mucus?

I find that...: The most common cause of your complaints is a nose that has had too much surgery. Without more history and an examination there is no way to know the cause and therefore the treatment, for your condition. If you have more information please restate your question. ...Read more

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Can probitoics help prevent parasites?

No.: There are no great data showing that probiotics can prevent parasites. Make sure you are eating from a clean source, your food is well cooked, and as tasty as it smells... Try avoid street vendors if traveling abroad! ...Read more