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Dr. John Landi
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Sinus (Overview)

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 paranasal sinuses, are und.


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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

Dr. John Landi
3 Doctors shared insights

Sinus (Overview)

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 paranasal sinuses, are und.


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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

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What is a sinus puncture?

What is a sinus puncture?

Small opening: A small opening is made into sinus either through the mouth via the maxillary gums (above them) or through the nose. Usually done to aspirate fluid or get a culture. ...Read more

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How to get relief from sinus?

Steam: Steam is one way. Hot water over the face from the shower opens the sinuses for relief for a bit. Also some nasal sprays will help. If problems persist. See doctor ...Read more

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Sinus can affect your eyesight?

Sinus can affect your eyesight?

Yes: Yes. Severe sinus infections can cause blurred vision either due to headache/ pain symptoms or in severe cases direct involvement of the optic nerve or orbit. ...Read more

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How can I remove sinus disease?

Sinus problems: Best to be evaluated by your doctor to diagnose your sinus problem and get treatment. If it is caused by allergies, finding and removing the source of allergen (what you are allergic to) is very important. ...Read more

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What does " sinus disease" mean?

What does " sinus disease" mean?

Paranasal Sinuses: The paranasal sinuses, or simply - sinuses - are cavities within the bones of your skull that lighten the skull and allow air and sound to resonate. The sinuses also naturally function to clean particles and filter air.
Sinus disease indicates an abnormality in these normal/natural processes. Most commonly, there can be an anatomical or structural blockage, allergy, inflammation... ...Read more

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What sinus flush is best to use?

What sinus flush is best to use?

Sinus flush: Hello, I usually recommend neilmed products. They have a squeeze bottle delivery device that is quite effective at rinse and irrigation. Also the premixed packets are very easy to use. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can. U do for sinus headach?

What can. U do for sinus headach?

Confirm Diagnosis: Sinus headaches are actually pretty rare-most are really migraine. You need to get worked up by a doctor. Their treatment is very different. It is possible to reduce how often and how bad your headaches are with different kinks of medicine. ...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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Can u take sinus pill and therflu?

Can u take sinus pill and therflu?

Depends: Look at the LABELS!! Generally its NOT a good idea to "MIX" Over the Counter (OTC) medications since they often contain the SAME chemicals!!!!!! ...Read more

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What can o take for my sinus or do?

What can o take for my sinus or do?

Sinus: We all have sinuses. Antihistamines are useful if bothered by allergies. Antibiotics are not recommended for acute mild-to-moderate infection (http://www. Choosingwisely. Org/clinician-lists/american-academy-family-physicians-antibiotics-for-sinusitis/). Nasal steroids may be useful. See if you can determine if any environmental allergens then avoid them. ...Read more

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What can I do for stopped up sinus's?

What can I do for stopped up sinus's?

Prob not sinuses: Nasal congestion is often confused with sinus congestion. If you are having trouble breathing through your nose you can try an otc decongestant antihistine combination with or without nasal saline. Stay away from decongestant nasal sprays as these are very addictive. If simple measures fail to give you relief you may have a viral or bacterial infection. At that point best to see your md. ...Read more

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What can I do when my sinus goes dry?

What can I do when my sinus goes dry?

Irrigation/Rinsing: The best and first-line treatment for sinus dryness is adding moisture and cleanliness by using a saline irrigation bottle. The top-brand is also the best-- neil med squeeze bottle. I prefer that over the netipot due to its physics.
Saline packets + warm water will not only keep the mucosa moist but are also entirely safe and noninvasive. ...Read more

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I have sinus block how I get it fic?

I have sinus block how I get it fic?

See your doctor: I would suggest you should see your doctor to be evaluated for the cause of your symptomsyou whether you are having allergiess, common cold, sinusitis or a viral illness like influenza and then proper medication can be prescribed to you. ...Read more

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How can you alleviate sinus impaction?

How can you alleviate sinus impaction?

Medics and surgery: Usually sinus problems are treated first with medication. If these do not completely resolve your symptoms, surgery is often the next step. ENT and allergist physicians can be very helpful as well as your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Sinus over I month, can't feel better?

Sinus over I month, can't feel better?

Ongoing Sinusitus: Consider seeing an ENT specialist. Many conditions can cause the symptoms of sinusitis such as a bacterial infection, fungal infection, allergy condition, and other non infectious inflammatory conditions. The ENT doctor may order a cat scan and other blood tests to check your immune system and allergy status. The cat scan may be able to rule out polyps or cysts. Sometime cultures are needed. ...Read more

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What is meant by minimal sinus disease?

Minimal sinusitis: Hello. Great question. Minimal sinus disease to one may be significant to another! We need to all be on the same page. Minimal disease doesn't discard the patient's suffering with this disorder but it usually refers to the CT findings of your sinuses. This is usually minor thickening of the lining within the sinus cavity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sinus break?

What are the symptoms of a sinus break?

Need more specifics: Sinus break is not a common term for sinus problems. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus?

Sinus Trouble: This can depend on if this is a sinus infection or an allergic situation.

Given the season it is most likely allergies and then there are a two pronged approach and that is with a goon non-sedating antihistamine and a nasal steroid spray such as fluticasone. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold from a sinus attack?

Can you get a cold from a sinus attack?

The opposite: Cold is caused by virus. You know all the symptoms of cold- runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing etc. If for some reasons, the cold is prolonged, that your body is unable to get rid of that quick enough- secondary bacterial infection can develop. For some people who already have chronic sinus problem- you can have an acute on chronic sinusitis. So, it is the opposite. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a blocked sinus?

How do you know you have a blocked sinus?

Blocked nasal sinus: If you are talking about blocked nasal sinuses then here are some common symptoms:

Nasal obstruction
Facial pain/pressure
Headache
Reduction or loss of sense of smell
Nasal discharge
Fever may or may not be present
Tooth pain

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am asking for a good medecine for sinus?

I am asking for a good medecine for sinus?

Rhino-sinusitis: The question is not "what is a good medicine for sinus"? But what is your true diagnosis. The answer to your question is what is the diagnosis. True infections of the para nasal sinuses (there are 4 of them) are almost always preceded by a viral or viral/bacterial infection of the nose and then proceeds into the adjacent sinuses. Thus you need to know the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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What should I use to unblock my sinus passage?

Sinus congestion: There are a lot of ways to improve breathing through your nose and sinuses. The first thing I have patients do is use saline. It's natural and is quite effective. You can use it in a number of different ways, from spray to irrigation, even a nettie pot. It's so effective, that even in the face of a sinus infection, it's beneficial and improves symptoms as much as prescription medicines. ...Read more

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What to do if I am really scared about my sinus?

Sinuses: Hello. Heightened anxiety from sinus disease can happen. Fortunately, it is very rare for patients to have life threatening problems associated with their sinuses. Don't get me wrong, it can happen but access to care in the USAis very easy even with ObsmaCare. See your ENT doctor and have your nose and sinuses evaluated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sinus?

What is the definition or description of: sinus?

CAVITY IN A BONE: 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 paranasal sinuses, are und. ...Read more