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Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?

Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?

See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous in the crypts of the tonsils when you swallow. When you have a lot of mucous such as when you have a cold or allergies the white debris increases in the tonsils. Gargling and spitting 1/4 strength hydrogen peroxide might help. ...Read more

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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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I have had a cold for a week. Chest and sinus congestion. The last two nights my throat has been burning. Only at night. What does that mean?

I have had a cold for a week. Chest and sinus congestion. The last two nights my throat has been burning. Only at night. What does that mean?

It may mean. .: You may have significant throat irritation from post nasal drip. As in if you are congested in the nose/sinuses, often some secretions will drip backwards into the back of the throat instead forward out the nose. It's worse when you lie flat. Consider optimizing sinus health like steam exposure and saline rinses. Talk to your doctor about oral and/or other nasal decongestant therapy. Good luck ...Read more

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I recently started having a burning sensation in my throat sinus and lungs when I breathe it is worse if I breathe deeply and makes me cough any sugg?

I recently started having a burning sensation in my throat sinus and lungs when I breathe it is worse if I breathe deeply and makes me cough any sugg?

Irritated: Sounds like your upper airway is irritated. This is usually from an obvious event like inhaling toxic gas or smoke injury or most commonly from an upper airway virus. I would seek medical attention if you become short of breath, start wheezing or develop new symptoms like fever, change in sputum color. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to beconase (beclomethasone)? Burning sensation in lungs, throat feels puffy. Was supposed to be for sinus inflammation.

Allergic reaction to beconase (beclomethasone)? Burning sensation in lungs, throat feels puffy. Was supposed to be for sinus inflammation.

Beconase (beclomethasone): Hello, an allergy to this intranasal steroid medication can occur. It also could be a preservative or other added chemical to the spray. The spray is used to reduce intranasal inflammation usually from allergy. Since the nasal lining continues into the sinuses, we often times use this nasal spray to help with sinus inflammation too. Stop the medication and review other options with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have burning feeling on left side of face only. Cheek, sinus area, left nostril, left side of tongue and throat, eye and jaw.... it's NOT stabbing.

I have burning feeling on left side of face only. Cheek, sinus area, left nostril, left side of tongue and throat, eye and jaw.... it's NOT stabbing.

? Shingles: Unilateral burning pain may be a early sign of shingles. It would be prudent to consult your doctor at the earliest to avoid pain, acute and chronic as well as any lesions developing in the eye. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicine in it. ...Read more

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Can a soar throat when waking up be caused by overnight sinus drainage?

Can a soar throat when waking up be caused by overnight sinus drainage?

2 separate physical: Issues in sequence. Drainage=↑mucous secretions, followed by throat pain, another response, each whatever underlying reason (s) in respiratory tract. Body responses under interacting Mind↔Brain↔Body controls. Clinical medicine mostly emphasizes only body behaviors/theories with limited understanding of bigger issues. Why? Easier & lots of physical treatments promoted as easier/less complex options. ...Read more

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I have drainage down the back of my throat, is it allergies or sinus?

I have drainage down the back of my throat, is it allergies or sinus?

Either...or both: Not enough information to make a diagnosis but I suspect some friends and relatives are trying. Here's a clue: allergic noses itch & sneeze while coughing is a sign of sinusitis. Watery runny nose? Think allergy. Thick goopy stuff? Sinusitis. Allergic rhinitis predisposes to sinusitis. Time to see your doctor? ...Read more

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Constant sinus drainage in throat make glands hurt or is it an infection?

Constant sinus drainage in throat make glands hurt or is it an infection?

Sinus drainage: Sinus react to stimulus that cause the lining to release fluids in the attempt to clear them out. Concurrently throat pain indicates a wider area of stimulus to the body by an allergy, cold or virus. This needs evaluation by a md. ...Read more

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

Post nasal drip: Try saline irrigation of your nasal passage and spit it out of your mouth. See an ENT doctor to locate the source of bleeding and treatment of your possible sinusitis. ...Read more

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My son had a fever a few days ago and now has sores on his throat. Can it be from sinus drainage if the fever is gone? Or is it the dreaded strep?

My son had a fever a few days ago and now has sores on his throat. Can it be from sinus drainage if the fever is gone? Or is it the dreaded strep?

Coxsackie virus: Small ulcers on the back of the throat (retropharynx) suggest the possibility of infection with coxsackie virus (herpangina), but without seeing these it is impossible to be sure. It may also be other conditions, but not likely to be strep. The best way to be sure is to visit the doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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Been feeling like there is something stuck in the right side of my throat. Have been having, a lot of sinus drainage and I have gerd. What could it be?

Inflamed - see ENT: Your esophagus sounds like it's inflamed, probably from the gerd. Sinus drainage causes post nasal drip which can feel like something stuck in the throat. See an ent. ...Read more

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Have sinus in head with drainage causing soar throat and occasional body aches for the past week?

Have sinus in head with drainage causing soar throat and occasional body aches for the past week?

See your pcp: Sinus infections will often clear on their own. Indications for treatment with antibiotics are when they persist for 10 days or more, cause significant discomfort or fevers. Your aches are likely secondary to infection and are a result of your immune response to your infection. ...Read more

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I've had lots of sinus drainage for a few days and today, my throat is really sore. It only really hurts when I yawn. What should I do to cure this?

Not to worry.: Sinus drainage and a sore throat for a few days sounds like a virus. It may get worse over the next couple days these upper respiratory infections should begin to improve after 7-10 days. The best thing to do is treat the symptoms with otc meds. Watch for persistent high fever, problems breathing, etc. If you are not getting better after 7-10 days, you may benefit from seeing a primary care doc. ...Read more

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What med is best to take for sinus drainage and raw/sore throat?

Saline rinses: You might try using a neti-pot for saline irrigations combined with a decongestant. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

Stop the drip: Depending on the cause of the sinus drainage: allergy, infection, etc. If allergy: try antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, etc which are otc, nasal salt water rinses, and get a prescription steroid nasal spray from your doctor if that doesn't help. Throat sprays and gargles can help temporarily. Good luck! ...Read more

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Soreness in throat. Feels like soreness from sinus drainage but only is in 1certain spot. What could it be? (feels swollen like strep but doesn't hurt)

Soreness in throat. Feels like soreness from sinus drainage but only is in 1certain spot. What could it be? (feels swollen like strep but doesn't hurt)

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. For headache as an abortive NSAID otc. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have sinus drainage that mostly bothers my throat and causes nausea and fatigue for going on eight months w no other symptoms. What can I do to help?

Rinse/nose spray: Are effective in treating postnasal drip. Saline rinse with devices such as the netti pot are effective in reducing sinus inflammation. Also seeing a doctor for evaluation of nasal turbinates and potentially giving you a prescription for a nasal antihistamine or steroid might help. Other ways to improve this include eliminating dairy and gluten for 2 weeks to see if it helps. If no help, restart. ...Read more

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Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?

Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?

Could be...: Although sinus drainage tends to be more like mucous and not "spots". Other causes include thrush, leukoplakia, aphthous ulcers (if it's painful). Try gargling with warm water with a bit of epson salt - gargle then spit out. If that clears it, then it probably is just sinus drainage! :) Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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I've been having sinus drainage. I now noticed 2 pink pea-sized bumps on the right side of my throat where tonsil was, scared it's cancer?

I've been having sinus drainage. I now noticed 2 pink pea-sized bumps on the right side of my throat where tonsil was, scared it's cancer?

Get it seen: These are most likely minor tonsils that have regrown after your tonsillectomy. Ask your physician to have a look, since you're concerned. ...Read more

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Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec. What causes this feeling? Annoyed.

Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec. What causes this feeling? Annoyed.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux that are affecting your throat. First you should stop smoking as this is only aggravating the condition. Then make sure you take Prilosec first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Try sipping on artesian well water such as fiji water, it will soothe your throat. ...Read more

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Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?

When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?

Left nostril dry: Can be allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (no allergy), w/ post nasal drip and sinusitis due to chronic congestion. Follow up with allergist to test for environmental allergens- pollen, dust mites or foods (milk, gluten,). Also consider gastric reflux Zyrtec for allergy, and ranitidine/previcid for reflux. F/u/ w/ doc


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Is a constant sore throat & drainage a chronis sinus infection?

Usually not: It may be due to anything from acid refluxing from your stomach while you sleep to allergies to an early, easy-to-treat throat cancer. A physician office visit is indicated if it lasts two weeks or more. I'm glad you're taking a pro-active approach to your health and I wish you luck. ...Read more

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I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Got a cold 1 wk ago. Having constant drainage causing throat congestion and coughing. No fever. Is it sinus infection?

Got a cold 1 wk ago. Having constant drainage causing throat congestion and coughing. No fever. Is it sinus infection?

Possible: If your symptoms of congestion have lasted beyond a week, it usually result in secondary bacterial infection of the sinuses. For now you can try OTC sinus congestion relief, Vicks vaporub, Claritine or Zyrtec, (cetirizine) but should plan to get examined in a couple of days if still congested. Feel better! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more