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Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What causes a sinus infection?

What causes a sinus infection?

Lots of things: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. Once the sinuses cannot drain, bacteria can accumulate in the sinuses and increase in large enough numbers to cause the symptoms of infection. The bacteria can come from various sources, including the nasopharyx and the adenoids that reside there. ...Read more

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What causes a sinus infection?

What causes a sinus infection?

Microbes...: Microbes: most commonly viruses, and occasionally bacteria. ...Read more

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What are signs of a sinus infection?

What are signs of a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever.

Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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Neomed while having a sinus infection?

Neomed while having a sinus infection?

Irrigations: Saline irrigations can help in sinusitis. Many people use them with good results. It can't hurt. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Can be, yes: Can be, yes, if due to a virus which can be contagious: ie, from adenovirus. ...Read more

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How to treat a sinus infection?

How to treat a sinus infection?

If you have an: Actual sinus infection please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Could be: True sinus infections are not very contagious. Many upper respiratory infections are mistaken for sinus infections these are more contagious. ...Read more

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Can you smell a sinus infection?

Often: If a sinus infection is severe enough, it often produces a mucous that is thick and quite fowl smelling. Since the sinuses do drain in the back of the throat, it is possible that you may actually smell the infected mucous that your body is trying to rid from the sinus. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection smell sweet?

NO: Sinus infection usually smell stink, often caused by anaerobic organisms. ...Read more

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How to treat cold & sinus infection?

How to treat cold & sinus infection?

Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. There is no curative medical treatment but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause bad smell?

Definitely: Yes a sinus infection can definitely cause a bad smell in the nose. Some will describe it as a sweaty sock smell. ...Read more

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How to treat sinus infection at home?

How to treat sinus infection at home?

Sinus infection: You can try otc oxymetazoline (adrian) for three days as directed. Realize though if you don't have a fever and drainage, the likely your pain is from a sinus infection is lower. Many people with afebrile " sinus" should be evaluated for migraine or tmj. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a sinus infection?

Antibiotics: Normal treatment of a sinus infection is a 7 day course of antibiotics, decongestants and drinking plenty of fluids. Nasal inhalation of steam and salt water irrigations can help alot as well. ...Read more

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Tell me how to treat a sinus infection?

Tell me how to treat a sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection and chills common?

Is a sinus infection and chills common?

Sinusitis: Chills can be seen with acute sinusitis, but in my experience, this is quite rare. If you have a viral infection causing your sinus issues, this could be the cause of the chills. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can you prevent a sinus infection?

Use Saline Spray: One inexpensive way to help prevent sinus infections is to use a daily saline spray which you can buy over the counter. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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How can I treat a fungal sinus infection?

Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the sinus disease. Rarely anti fungal mediations are necessary or required in most cases. Also in most cases irrigation daily and treatment of allergies are necessary to prevent it from returning. You need to see a rhinologist, specialized ent. ...Read more

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Will amoxacillin cure my sinus infection?

Depends: Really depends on the bacteria involved, but this antibiotic has broad enough coverage that should take care of the infection. ...Read more

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Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Acinetobacter: This would be an unusual bacterial cause of sinusitis, but virtually any organism can produce infection under the proper circumstances. This organism most commonly infects the sinuses when the patient is nasally intubated or has a nasogastric feeding tube in place. ...Read more

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Will swimming make a sinus infection worse?

Will swimming make a sinus infection worse?

Possibly: If you descend very deep in water it can create pressure which is painfull if air is not being equalized in your sinuses or ears. ...Read more

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What could cause my chronic sinus infection?

Not always infection: Chronic sinusitis is symptoms persisting for three or more months. Symptoms are congestion, drainage, facial discomfort, reduced smell. Causes are bacterial, allergic, nonallergic inflammation, structural, dental, medication side effects, environmental, and from a systemic disorder. There is not an easy answer. Suggest ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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What are signs of sinus infection in elderly?

What are signs of sinus infection in elderly?

Varied: Infections may present very subtly in the elderly. At times the only symptom maybe poor oral intake or confusion. The typical sinusitis symptoms of facial pain, fever and purulent nasal drainage maybe less or absent; there usually will be nasal congestion and drainage; there maybe a cough. If there was a nasogastric tube for feeding, the incidence of sinusitis is higher ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter med for sinus infection?

Any over-the-counter med for sinus infection?

See below: Most sinusitis will resolve without any specific treatment. Topical (neosynephrine 1% nasal drops or spray) or oral (pseudoephedrine 60 mgs.) decongestants and saline nasal sprays give symptomatic relief. For severe or intractable infections appropriate antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Sinus infection and cystitis at the same time?

May occur: At the same time, although likely unrelated. You may want to see your doctor for an antibiotic that may treat both. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin for a sinus infection?

Sure: As long as you are not allergic to it and the bacteria ends up being sensitive to it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is oil of oregeno used to treat sinus infection?

No.: Not in traditional medicine. I have read on the internet it is a miracle cure which protects agains a variety of ailments including diabetes, and cancer. Hooey. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sinus infection with mucus?

What do you do for a sinus infection with mucus?

Need Antibiotics: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection. If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics. So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more