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What to do if I have problems with recurrent sinus infection pain! Not sure what my next step should be, help!?

What to do if I have problems with recurrent sinus infection pain! Not sure what my next step should be, help!?

Diagnosis: Briefly, you need a diagnosis. Sinusitis is not something you can diagnose yourself. You need an
ent doctor to make the correct diagnosis and treat properly. So your next step is to have the right diagnosis and I would strongly advise an ENT specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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When using manuka honey in sinus rinses for chronic or recurrent sinusitis, for how long do you recommend treating?

When using manuka honey in sinus rinses for chronic or recurrent sinusitis, for how long do you recommend treating?

I Wouldn't: I wouldn't recommend using manuka honey. I do recommend the use of saline rinses and neti pots (with saline), but the studies with manuka honey are limited and primarily lab based. There are too many things that could go wrong with use in your sinuses (contamination, purity, ineffectiveness, etc.). ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having problems with recurrent sinus infection pain! Not sure what my next step should be, help!?

What to do if I'm having problems with recurrent sinus infection pain! Not sure what my next step should be, help!?

Recurring sinusitis: Hello. First I would recommend saline nasal spray 2x/day. Follow your evening rinse with OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) as directed. This will help to reduce intranasal inflammation, ease pain and decrease infections. See your ENT doctor if this doesn't help. A CT scan, nasal endoscopy, an immune workup and/or an allergy evaluation may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have recurrent headaches after endoscopic sinus surgery. What should I do?

I have recurrent headaches after endoscopic sinus surgery. What should I do?

Tell your surgeon: If you haven't already, you need to discuss this with your surgeon. Headaches can occur following any operation including endoscopic sinus surgery. There are certain things about sinus surgery which can lead to obstruction and headaches or persistent infection. If you have discussed this with your doctor and you're not getting anywhere seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can daily recurrent sinus tachycardia episodes of 150-170/pm eventually cause cardiomyopathy?

Can daily recurrent sinus tachycardia episodes of 150-170/pm eventually cause cardiomyopathy?

If persistent: Not if they're sporadic but only if persistent (meaning day and night for weeks on end). Sinus tachycardia will slow at night when you sleep and won't lead to any heart damage. If your hr is persistently elevated at >150, it's likely not sinus tachycardia but another type of tachycardia and that can cause tachycardia mediated cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells. ...Read more

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Recurrent sinusitis symptoms. Should I have endoscopic sinus surgery?

Recurrent sinusitis symptoms. Should I have endoscopic sinus surgery?

Possibly: Endoscopic sinus surgery can definitely provide definitive relief to many patients who suffer from recurrent sinus infections and chronic sinusitis. This decision will ultimately depend on a discussion between your ENT surgeon and you after examining you and reviewing a sinus ct scan. For more information on this visit www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Just started 5mg lexapro, (escitalopram) now given moxifloxacin for recurrent sinus infection. Ok to take together for 7 days?

Just started 5mg lexapro, (escitalopram) now given moxifloxacin for recurrent sinus infection. Ok to take together for 7 days?

caution!: Both medications together can cause cardiac rhythm problems and should be used in a cautionary manner especially if dealing with patients who have heart disease. Check with your doctor on using these drugs simultaneously. If you would like to write more questions to me please do so at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR for a live virtual appointment. ...Read more

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I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

I have recurrent sinus infection every 2 months with too much cough and pleghm and fever sometimes. How can I treat it for gd.

Need more sleep: I wonder if you are taking care of yourself properly if you keep having these kinds of problems? Sleep is a very important part of the immune system -so make sure you get enough. I wonder too if you are taking care of your sinuses -some people are a 'set up' for these problems if they have allergies/chronic inflammation. Have you seen your doctor about this? You might benefit from a nasal steroid. ...Read more

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Day 6 of cefdinir for sinus infection, I have recurrent sinus infections. Usually feeling better by now, but still feeling poorly. Advice?

Day 6 of cefdinir for sinus infection, I have recurrent sinus infections. Usually feeling better by now, but still feeling poorly. Advice?

Sinus: Have Sinus CT scan. Consider endoscopic sinus surgery. More aggressive medical management, i.e. irrigations, corticosteroid spray, short term prednisone, no smoking, exposure to particulates or toxic agents. ...Read more

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How can the immune system effect my childs risk for recurrent sinus and ear infections

How can the immune system effect my childs risk for recurrent sinus and ear infections

Vaccines are key: The immune system can create protective antibodies after infections (igg) that help prevent re-infection. Vaccines are artificial infections that safely create igg. Strep. Pneumoniae is a bacteria that is responsible for up to 1/2 of all sinus and ear infections, the pneumococcal vaccine pcv-13 and pcv-23 can reduce the risk for s.Pneumo infections. Vaccinate your children. ...Read more

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Recurrent ear infections in 22 year old. Have them every 2-3 months. Sinus problem/cyst history. Options besides shots/medicine? Tired of the pain.

Recurrent ear infections in 22 year old. Have them every 2-3 months. Sinus problem/cyst history. Options besides shots/medicine? Tired of the pain.

Ear infections: Hello. Sinus disease can be linked to ear troubles. A saline nasal wash may be of help. If your ear infections are middle ear or otitis media, the a set of tubes may help eliminate the recurring infections. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more

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How could I cure my sinus issues?

How could I cure my sinus issues?

See ENT: If over the counter remedies are not working see an ENT doctor to rule out contributing disorders like polyps, asthma, or allergies. ...Read more

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What kind of pain can sinus issues cause in your head?

What kind of pain can sinus issues cause in your head?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air & decrease the wt of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Headache (forehead, temples), facial pain (cheeks & upper jaw). Antihistamines and/or decongestants can help. If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues cause you to feel out of your own body and tired?

Can sinus issues cause you to feel out of your own body and tired?

Absolutely: There's been a lot of this going around in the US. It is an infection. Tiredness due to direct effects on brain activity (increased delta wave patterns as if in deep sleep) occurs with infection. ...Read more

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Hi I am having a headache but it's not a lot. Do I have sinus issues?

Hi I am having a headache but it's not a lot. Do I have sinus issues?

There are several: Types of headaches, sinus headaches being one of them. You won't know what you have going on until you see your doc. He/she can rule things out and identify what is happening and treat if needed. Be safe and also comfortable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to deal with recurring issues of blocked and painful sinus problems?

See ENT specialist: The best way to deal with the problem you brought up will depend on the cause of it. If you have enlarged nasal polyps/adenoids, they may need to be removed. If you have deviated nasal septum, it ought to be corrected. If there is another anatomical abnormality it is to be treated. See your primary care provider or an ENT specialist to sort it out. ...Read more

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When should I take a child to a dr over a cough? She has a cough for week and half and no sinus issues

When should I take a child to a dr over a cough? She has a cough for week and half and no sinus issues

Cough in children: Is usually caused either by a viral illness or allergies. If the child is acting normally, eating and drinking well, and does not seem to have trouble breathing, the cough should pass on its own, although it can last 2-3 weeks. If she develops high fevers, uncontrollable vomiting, or is not acting right, it is time to see a doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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I have continue sinus issues or cat allergies - what's going on?

I have continue sinus issues or cat allergies - what's going on?

Get checked by: Your physician. S/he will be able to determine if you need to see an ENT specialist or an allergist. Take care. ...Read more

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Best food for sinus?

Best food for sinus?

Clean Air: Keep it clean and more fresh air. If its infected then you may need short course of antibiotics and sinus lavage. ...Read more

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What is sinus disease?

Dx of the sinuses: Not to be facetious, but the term simply means some disease involving the sinuses. Most commonly it refers to inflammation of the sinuses or "sinusitis" which can be viral or bacterial, and acute or chronic. Chronic sinus disease may require long term antibiotic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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How do I cure my sinus?

How do I cure my sinus?

Sinus: Your sinus is a normal structure in your body used for breathing. You can't cure yourself of it. But if you think you have an infection or other problem then you should see a doctor for an evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more