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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I took some medicine for a sinus infection and like one of the symptoms were diarehha and now I got horrible stomach pains and im having bad diarehha.?

I took some medicine for a sinus infection and like one of the symptoms were diarehha and now I got horrible stomach pains and im having bad diarehha.?

Check for C.diff.: Your stool should be checked for clostridium difficile toxin as I assume you received antibiotics for your sinusitis. If the test is positive you should receive oral vancomycin plus probiotics. Only if the toxin test is negative you could try small doses of immodium no more than 2 tablets per day plus probiotics like vsl#3. (immodium can make c.Difficile colitis much worse). ...Read more

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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

See your doctor: May be just congested sinus or you may need an antibiotic, continue the nasal wash and pain killers in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Referred pain: Pain from the tooth can cause pain in the region where the sinus is and vice versa. The tooth infection does not necessarily cause sinus infection, except if it is spreading to that bone. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a really bad sinus infection, is there anything over-the-counter that works great?

My 2 year old son has a really bad sinus infection, is there anything over-the-counter that works great?

Saline: Saline drops or rinse will help clear the nasal congestion. A sinus infection in a two year old is difficult to diagnose and you should bring your child to your pediatrician if you suspect this. ...Read more

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When will I stop feeling off balance from bad sinus infection?

Confusion: I have answered this question may times. The paranasal sinuses are air-containing spaces in the face and head. As such, they are not related to or cause balance disorders. However, a viral infection can cause both of these problems. It is my opinion, that treatment of sinus disease will not alter your balance disorder. You need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have some sinus infection symptoms but I don't have a sinus infection!?

What are symptoms?: What are your symptoms specifically and how do you know that you do not have a sinus infection? I can not recommend anything because you do not tell me what your symptoms are. It is not easy for a physician to recommend therapy if you are simply saying "i feel like I have some sinus infection but I don't have a sinus infection. Has an x-ray been taken? ...Read more

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How bad does my sinus infection have to be before I can have surgery?

How bad does my sinus infection have to be before I can have surgery?

Lifestyle: Indications for surgery: 1) chronic infection (>3 months not responding to maximal medical therapy); 2) recurrent sinusitis (3-4 infections per year - not responding to medical therapy. Surgey may also be indicated if you are having complications related to a sinus infection. 1&2 are relative indications... If two or three infections really wipe you out... Surgery may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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Ok my sinus infection is so bad that I can taste and smell it what is good to take for it??

Bad sinusitis: Greetings, bad sinus infections need irrigation. First get a sinus rinse kit and wash the thick mucus and infection out. Afrin nasal spray may be used as directed x 5 days and no longer. This will help clear the infected material out of the sinuses so irrigation can continue to wash it away. Finally use ibuprofen 200 mg tabs if you are able 3-4 pills 3x/day with food x 10 days. This will help too. ...Read more

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I feel all symptoms of a sinus infection what ways can I kill it before it takes full affect please help thank you?

I feel all symptoms of a sinus infection what ways can I kill it before it takes full affect please help thank you?

Power of sleep: Your body 'wants' to be in good health-but with our busy lifestyles, often we don't do the right things. I would suggest to start with a good nights sleep -you may even be running a sleep deficit. Try for 10 hrs. Eat well too-this is no time to 'diet' -chicken soup is recommended. The liquid in that too is good for the mucous-to keep it clear and flowing and reduce chances of disease. See MD if Qs ...Read more

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My son has a sinus infection and on meds for it, but I can't get him to drink much and he's only went about 2oz in 24 hrs is this bad?

My son has a sinus infection and on meds for it, but I can't get him to drink much and he's only went about 2oz in 24 hrs is this bad?

Yes: Any kid should pee, no less than every 6-8 hours or it is evidence of dehydration. If in diapers it can be hard to tell, we weigh them at the hospital because the absorbent material drys it quick. If his output is really that low he needs to be seen tonight. ...Read more

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I think I'm just getting over a sinus infection. My sinus seem clear but everything I smell smells terribly bad. It's effecting my eating. What is it?

Maybe not: If you are smelling bad odors you are smelling pus. The sinus infection is not over and you need to resee your doctor or if have not gone, go. YOu will need more treatment especially antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause bad odor?

Sinusitis: Both acute sinusitis and chronic sinusitis can cause a change in your sense of smell. They can also cause bad breath. If your sense of smell is severely compromised, see an ent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of sinus infection?

Face and nasal: If you've had a cold for more than 7 days... It's likely a sinus infection. Typical symptoms: headache/facial pain and pressure; nasal stuffiness and congestion; discolored nasal discharge; throat pain; ear pain; tooth pain; fatigue. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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