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Recurrent Sinus Issues
What to do if I have problems with recurrent sinus infection pain! Not sure what my next step should be, help!?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Recurrent fever in 18mo boy, highest temp this time 101.5 x 7 days. - strep-flu -ua, ears sinus chest clear. Cbc okloss of appetite dark circles, ?
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 sinus, respiratory, UTI infections. Igm high at 392 mg/dl & IgE high at 222 ku/l. No pneumococcal titers without vaccine. Any idea of cause?
Immune problem: It could be an immune problem. See an immunologist ...Read more
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
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
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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