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Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?

Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?

Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac.The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Stroke: Obstructed blood vessels in brain can result in transient visual loss, numbness, weakness, dizziness, etc, but if the vessel is obstructed, a permanent problem can occur, and this is a stroke. If this is your problem symptom complex, see a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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I have chronic congestion and feeling of nasal obstruction high in Nasopharangeal area around Eustachian tubes. Adenoid problems or hypertrophic?

I have chronic congestion and feeling of nasal obstruction high in Nasopharangeal area around Eustachian tubes.  Adenoid problems or hypertrophic?

Explanation : Adenoids are the problems only for kids younger than 7 years old. That means the answer is hypertrophic condition possibly due allergic or vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Yes: Can obstruct eustachian tube and even cause dizziness, plus the congestion feeling, and generalized lousy overall sensations. Saline nasal and sinus rinses can help, and on occasion, antibiotics break up the congestion. ...Read more

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What are the signs of respiratory or sinus infection?

What are the signs of respiratory or sinus infection?

Different infection: respiratory infections can be different types and variable presentations. usually there is runny nose, congestion, with yellow or green mucus discharge, post nasal drip, cough, face pain, forehead pain, headache, fever...... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

See below: Usually discharge from the affected eye. And there is no redness to the white part of the eye. ...Read more

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What are signs of sinus infection in elderly?

What are signs of sinus infection in elderly?

Varied: Infections may present very subtly in the elderly. At times the only symptom maybe poor oral intake or confusion. The typical sinusitis symptoms of facial pain, fever and purulent nasal drainage maybe less or absent; there usually will be nasal congestion and drainage; there maybe a cough. If there was a nasogastric tube for feeding , the incidence of sinusitis is higher ...Read more

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What gets the mucus out of the frontal sinuses?

What gets the mucus out of the frontal sinuses?

Lavage of the sinuse: See your ENT doctor he can check that inthe office procedure. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

Bleeding and crustin: The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam. ...Read more

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Brain MRI reveals complete opacification of the bilateral frontal and ethmoid sinus, otherwise normal, could this be cause of daily head pressure ?

Brain MRI reveals complete opacification of the bilateral frontal and ethmoid sinus, otherwise normal, could this be cause of daily head pressure

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Quite possibly: MRI findings suggest sinusitis, probably chronic, depending on duration of symptoms. Discuss with FP or ENT ways of alleviating symptoms—decongestants + NSAID, for example. But ENT may suggest surgery to widen openings to sinuses to promote better drainage. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

Nasal symptoms: This growth in the nose cavity can cause obstruction on one side, bleeding, pain and swelling of the face. If delayed it might cause swelling of the lymph nodes, and infectious signs from the nose. See your otolaryngologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

Sphenoid: This sinus is the most posterior of the sinuses. Sinusitis here occurs after the other sinuses mainly. Symptoms will still include headache and people complain about it at the top of the head or in the back of the head. It is quite nonspecific as it is more rare. Diagnosis can be by sinus xr. If in doubt, go see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

Sinusitis: It is the same for all the sinuses except for the location. The sphenoid is up behind your nose so you may feel pressure there with the headaches. All the other symptoms of sinusitis are the same. ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Throat discomfort: You probably have a post nasal drip caused by your sinuses. The post nasal drip can cause discomfort in your throat. However, the polyp speaks for a long standing problem and you may havenasal allergies. Speak to your doctor for a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

Palpitations: If you have catecholamines being secreted they could cause both at the same time. This happens during/after sex so you might notice this at those times... ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

What causes heart palpitations and the simultaneous opening of my sinus passages?

Palpitations: If you have catecholamines being secreted they could cause both at the same time. This happens during/after sex so you might notice this at those times... ...Read more