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Are there any sinus cavities in the back of your head?

Are there any sinus cavities in the back of your head?

Sinuses: All in the front, around your eyes, nose, above your teeth. You have a communication back through the ears, to the bone behind the ear, the mastoid processes. No sinuses from the respiratory tract in the back of your head. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Ive been sick with a head cold. Today i coughed up hard balls of phlegm. Seems to come from my sinus cavity. MAybe a inch in diameter. Greenish color.

Ive been sick with a head cold. Today i coughed up hard balls of phlegm. Seems to come from my sinus cavity. MAybe a inch in diameter. Greenish color.

Sinusitis: You may have a bacterial sinusitis which may require antibiotics. Other causes of sinusitis include viruses and allergies. You should see a physician. ...Read more

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Will amoxcillin get rid of mucus in sinus cavities? On day 3 of med, still feeling dizzy and bouncy when i tilt head down.

Will amoxcillin get rid of mucus in sinus cavities? On day 3 of med, still feeling dizzy and bouncy when i tilt head down.

Steroid inhaler: An antibiotic might be appropriate if one has a yellow or green nasal discharge, especially if associated with painful sinuses and/or fever. If the discharge is clear, sinuses are pain-free, and there is no fever, a more appropriate medication might be an inhaled steroid such as Flonase (1-2 inhalations every 12 hours for7-10 days). If symptoms persist, see your md or an ear, nose and throat doc. ...Read more

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4 days post septoplasty turbinate reduction scar tissue cut out of right sinus. Balloons in sinus cavity. Having headache from temporal to top of head?

4 days post septoplasty turbinate reduction scar tissue cut out of right sinus. Balloons in sinus cavity. Having headache from temporal to top of head?

Probaby: normal post-operative pain...suggest ICE and contact your treating ENT specialist for suggestions/I ASSUME you have a follow-up visit arranged...if pain INCREASING do not wait!!

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I have pain when I touch the backside of my head, above the base of skull, but behind ear. Sinus infection/cavities may exist. Advice?

I have pain when I touch the backside of my head, above the base of skull, but behind ear. Sinus infection/cavities may exist. Advice?

Unlikely sinus: Pain in the back of the head is unusual for a sinus infection.This would be more likely an ear infection but this is unlikely as well. This could be a mastoiditis which is rare but plausible. This can come from a middle ear infection not treated or inadequately treated. Other causes could be referred neck pain. See your doctor very soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What will make your sinus cavities sink in and leave black sores on your face?

What will make your sinus cavities sink in and leave black sores on your face?

Not likely: Your sinuses are skin lined cavities in your skull at several different paired sites. Being enclosed in solid bones, they cannot sink in. So whatever causes your face to sink in and causes black sores on your face, it is not your sinus. See an dermatologist to determine the black sores and its cause. ...Read more

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Sinus cavities are puffed out on my face and very painful, as is my jaw. I have no congestion and had no cold. This has been ongoing for a week. Dr. Gave me amox. But it doesn't seem to help. Can u?

Need to open sinuses: If your problem is not dental or tooth related...Then even tho you are on an antibiotic..You need to open your sinuses and get the liquid in there flowing out. Try any sinus meds that works for you. Check with the pharmacist. And it might take several rounds of antibiotics and sinus meds. Watch the meth making if you buy lots of sinus meds. Try coricidin hbp. Works for me. ...Read more

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What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?

What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?

Nasal Sinus X-rays : The densities are either an active infection in the sinuses or most likely residual chronic inflammation from previous infections. The findings do not sound serious unless severe acute pain and fever is present. The best option is to review the radiographic evaluation with the ordering physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for 4 days and now my sinus cavities have a lot of pressure and I cannot breathe through my nose.

I've had a cold for 4 days and now my sinus cavities have a lot of pressure and I cannot breathe through my nose.

OK: That is fairly usual with a head cold. You can try an OTC decongestant to help relieve your symptoms until you can get to see your physician to determine exactly what ails you and if any other meds are in order. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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From childhood until recent surgery (39yo) i had horrible sinus problems that led to the upper sinus cavities puffing out and deforming my forehead. Is there a wearable brace to fix? Surgery?

From childhood until recent surgery (39yo) i had horrible sinus problems that led to the upper sinus cavities puffing out and deforming my forehead. Is there a wearable brace to fix? Surgery?

See below: Is the deformation from the frontal bone expanded or destroyed? Need to make sure that the frontal sinusitis is successfully managed before doing anything. If bone destroyed then titanium mesh with or without bone graft. If bone intact but expanded then would need to be drilled down if not too thin. An external appliance no help. Make sure not acromegaly or other problem like fibrous dysplasia. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma in my left eye and a large maxillary sinus cyst in my left sinus cavity. Could the cyst have caused the glaucoma?

I have glaucoma in my left eye and a large maxillary sinus cyst in my left sinus cavity. Could the cyst have caused the glaucoma?

No: It is a coincidence that they are on the same side. The cyst is isolated within the sinus separated by a bony interface. Even if the cyst were contacting the eye, the pressures would equalize and the cyst would advertise itself by protruding the eye - a quite different problem. ...Read more

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The irritated area is not my external skin, it is in my sinus cavity between my nose and the roof of my mouth. please help. Thanks?

The irritated area is not my external skin, it is in my sinus cavity between my nose and the roof of my mouth. please help. Thanks?

Need more info: Is this an area that feels irritated when you touch it? Do you know it is in the sinus because you've had this problem before? Does irritation cause pain? sneezing and itching? Initial thoughts would include an erosion such as ulcer or blister or maybe congestion from viral illness, allergic rhinitis, or chronic non-allergic rhinitis. Consider a virtual consult to discuss symptoms further ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection make your face tingle ? The right side of my face is tingling but the left side where my nasal cavity is has swelled up

Can a sinus infection make your face tingle ? The right side of my face is tingling but the left side where my nasal cavity is has swelled up

It can...: But usually it causes pain and pressure. I have had patients describe a numbness in the affected side, so that is similar to a tingling sensation. My out may have an infection in both sinuses, but the left is more swelled than the rt. only an exam can help determine that. ...Read more

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My tooth is at risk of puncturing my sinus cavity. Side of face hurts, what's the worst that could happen? I went to local dentist at the va clinic, and they said they could not pull my tooth because of my sinus cavity. So they referred me to a surgeon in

My tooth is at risk of puncturing my sinus cavity. Side of face hurts, what's the worst that could happen? I went to local dentist at the va clinic, and they said they could not pull my tooth because of my sinus cavity. So they referred me to a surgeon in

Sorry : Sorry to hear about your situation. It is common practice for a dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon for extraction if they feel that complications are possible that they may not be able to handle. On that note the fact that the surgeon cannot see you for a month is concerning. I would call your dentist and ask for another referral or call some oral surgeons in your area to take the tooth out sooner. I would also call you dentist and ask for an antibiotic to prevent infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection? An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection?  An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.

MRI=poor sinus film: Mri's are notoriously inaccurate for evaluating your sinuses, they frequently over estimate disease. If you didn't know your had sinus problems until you got your MRI and someone told you, you probably don't have a serious issue. A course of antibiotics is in order, along with follow at your local ENT to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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About 10 years ago found through cat scan sinus cavities were double the size. To this day have nose bleeds and cluster headaches. What can help me?

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About 10 years ago found through cat scan sinus cavities were double the size. To this day have nose bleeds and cluster headaches. What can help me?

See an ENT: The best way to establish whether or not your headaches (cluster) and nosebleeds are related to your sinuses is to see your local ENT and undergo a formal evaluation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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