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Sinus Draining Down The Back Of The Throat
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
The sides of my face and neck swollen from in front of the ear down the neck to being the ear. Same on both sides.
No ill systems prior to the swellin?
What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?
See below: Might be sinus condition/infection. Sinusitis can refer pain to back of head besides usual sites of around eyes, cheek bones, base of nose, forehead. Saline nasal spray may help with congestion as may otc decongestant like sudafed. If gets worse or develop fever & purulent drainage, see doc for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?
Acute pain from the collar bone up the neck through the back of the neck to the head and causing headaches?
Location important: Your sketch does raise a question of a brachial plexus problem provoking headaches, or perhaps referred issues from the neck. So, need to search for thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spondylosis, etc. Therapy can be very successful, but need to have a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
What is in between the tonsils and the thyroid on the left side? It causes pain all over the side of my neck up to my ear and straight thru the throat
Tonsils and thyroid: I do not think the two are related but you must see a Throat specialist as soon as you can. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Sinus pain: In the neck per se, there are no sinus cavities. There is, however spongy bone in the mastoid area ( called sometimes mastoid sinuses ) that when infected can cause pain in that area..... I would see you physcian 1st if no help there see a chiropractor.....I had neck pain myself that no one could diagnose after being adjusted by the chiropractor pain gone.... Get cked out.... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cut in the back of my mouth on the gums where the lower jaw meets the upper acompanied by swollen lymph nodes in the jaw and a sore throat ?
Need to see a Doc: Might represent an infection and needs to be seen. ...Read more
Mild discomfort(straining pain) when tired behind the ears and the area below the eye, till the side of the nose, above the cheek.
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
Can strep throat cause your throat to bleed or have streaks of blood down you throat and in the back of the back?
Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more
Weird sensations/pulling in the right side of the neck combined with pain in the ear canal, the bottom of the ear and the lower mandibula + ear eczema?
External ear: infection, and sounds extensive, you need to see your doctor ASAP, good luck ...Read more
Imaging: I do not know of a single X-ray of the sinuses and throat, though the areas could be imaged with several separate X-rays. Plain X-rays tend to be less specific in diagnosing particular issues than CT scans, which could actually encompass both areas. Inflammation is a tissue reaction, most commonly in response to infection or trauma. On a plain X-ray, it would manifest itself as tissue thickening. ...Read more
Constant feeling of mucus at the back of my throat that doesn't come out. Due to sinus issues? Is this causing the ringing?
Possibly: The drainage may be affecting your eustachian tubes causing them to be inflammed. This may be why your ears ring. ...Read more
Red pain full irritation in back of the mouth by the end of the soft palate can it be a strep throat ?
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