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Had MRI for R side head pain x3 wks. Results no masses. Have sigmoid sinus disease. Steroids & cefdinir. No sx of sinus infection. Is this possible?

Had MRI for R side head pain x3 wks. Results no masses. Have sigmoid sinus disease. Steroids & cefdinir. No sx of sinus infection. Is this possible?

? Sphenoid: It may be your sphenoid sinus? It is possible it may be long standing and not related to your headaches. Be assessed after your treatment and follow up from there. All the best.

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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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

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How can I cure a sinus infection?

How can I cure a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: If you truly have a sinus infection, you probably need antibiotics, although many of the patients that I see in the clinic who complain of sinus infection simply have allergies. The first thing I recommend is to irrigate your nose with saline. If this isn't successful, you should probably be evaluated.

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How can I treat a sinus infection?

Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor.

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How can you cure a sinus infection?

Antibiotics.: If you have an actual sinus infection and not just pain & congestion - than antibiotic treatment is usually indicated. Please see your physician.

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How dangerous is a sinus infection?

How dangerous is a sinus infection?

Usually not very.: An infection of the frontal or sphenoid sinuses can be dangerous because they are so close to the brain.

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Can this mean I have a sinus infection?

Can what mean you: Have a sinus infection. Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common.

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How do I know if I have sinus infection?

Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection.

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How can sinus infection affect a person?

Affects performance.: Chronic sinus infections decrease a person's ability to perform.

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How do I tell if I have a sinus infection?

How do I tell if I have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus congestion, pressure, headache, colored discharge, fever and chills are some of the symptoms.

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How do I know if I have a sinus infection?

How do I know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Symptoms from sinusitis may include: headache and tenderness / pain near forehead, eyes, cheeks or nose. There may be yellow/ green discharge nasal discharge. Fever, fatigue, earache ; nasal congestion are common.

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Is dairy products bad for sinus infection?

Is dairy products bad for sinus infection?

Not necessarily: Dairy products have not been shown to improve or worsen the course of a sinus infection.

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How can I tell if I have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus infections usually are associated with the following signs and symptoms: pain, headache, bad smell or odor, green/yellow discharge, fever and on exam a ed, angry looking mucus membrane. A ct scan may be needed to help diagnose hard to treat cases.

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How can I tell if I have a sinus infection?

Let me help: Sinus infection symptoms include sinus headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain in the sinuses, fever, cloudy discolored drainage, and feeling of nasal stuffiness, sore throat, and cough and nasal drainage.

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How can I tell if I have a sinus infection?

Don't know: Since you haven't described your symptoms, it's impossible to tell. If you have fever, facial pain, colored nasal drainage, nasal congestion and facial pressure, you may have a sinus infection. The best way to find out is to see an ENT who can look inside your nose and take a culture, if needed. Then, the decision can be made about whether you need antibiotics or just decongestant therapy.

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How can I know if I have a sinus infection?

How can I know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms/duration: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial sinus infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection. Dental pain may also be felt; discolored secretions are less reliable in predicting infection.

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What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

What should I do to treat a sinus infection?

Sinus infxn: Many are viral in origin; so antibiotics won't work & can create resistant organisms. Anti- inflammatory meds (nsaids) can help relieve pain & inflammation, & decongestants (sudafed is one) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relieve pressure. If fever & purulent discharge are present, see doc for evaluation & possible antibiotics for bacterial infxn. Saline nasal spray/neti pot.

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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