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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 i cough, i get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. Had a bad sinus infection before then.

When i cough, i get a sharp pain in the right side of my brain, the cough has been persistent for over 1 week. Had a bad sinus infection before then.

Not really: You cannot have a pain in your brain because the brain is completely insensitive to pain. Sinuses are outside your skull; brain is inside. And there are no sinuses on the sides of your head. Whatever the pain is, it probably has nothing to do with either your brain or your sinuses. ...Read more

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I recently suffered from a sinus infection an a couple days ago i started having sharp pain on my left side under my breast and on upper rib cage?

Not related: There is no relationship between a sinus infection and breast or rib pain. Give it a couple of days and see your doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Doc said sinus infection. On Zithromax (day 3), steroid spray & steroid shot. Pain above left eye & face (sharp). Been a week. Annoying. Suggestions?

Doc said sinus infection. On Zithromax (day 3), steroid spray & steroid shot. Pain above left eye & face (sharp). Been a week. Annoying. Suggestions?

May want to try Neti: Pot using distilled warm water to help drain sinus congestion. If any eye lid swelling with fever, see your eye doctor immediately. You don't want to develop orbital cellulitis. Use cool mist humidifier if your home/apt is dry. and follow up with your doctor if your symptoms aren't improving. Reduce stress and get plenty of rest in, and turn off TV, computers, iPhone & hydrate as much as possible. ...Read more

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Think I have a sinus infection. My right actual eyeball is starting to look swollen and bigger then the other. Can it be from sinus infection?

Think I have a sinus infection. My right actual  eyeball is starting to look swollen and bigger then the other. Can it be from sinus infection?

Possible; concerning: The usual sinus infection should not cause your eye to protrude out/make it swollen, unless abscess forming and pushing up thus pushing the eyeball forward. Because of much inflammation, some swelling/edema of the lid is common. Since your description is quite concerning due to eye involvement, i recommend seeing doc asap for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Yes, possibly: Very common, especially in viral colds-sinuses issues to have eye issues. If symptoms persist seek out care. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection make my eye twitch?

Can a sinus infection make my eye twitch?

Twitchy eye: Shouldn't. Likely blepharospasm. Another benign condition which will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Red eyes from sinus infection..How to reduce the redness?

Red eyes from sinus infection..How to reduce the redness?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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


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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more