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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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When will I stop feeling off balance from bad sinus infection?

When will I stop feeling off balance from bad sinus infection?

Confusion: I have answered this question may times. The paranasal sinuses are air-containing spaces in the face and head. As such, they are not related to or cause balance disorders. However, a viral infection can cause both of these problems. It is my opinion, that treatment of sinus disease will not alter your balance disorder. You need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a sinus infection or problem causing this off balance feeling I have?

Can you tell me is a sinus infection or problem causing this off balance feeling I have?

Yes: Although there are other causes for what you describe, it is possible to get this feeling from that. Only a doctor can tell for sure! ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have some sinus infection symptoms but I don't have a sinus infection!?

What are symptoms?: What are your symptoms specifically and how do you know that you do not have a sinus infection? I can not recommend anything because you do not tell me what your symptoms are. It is not easy for a physician to recommend therapy if you are simply saying "i feel like I have some sinus infection but I don't have a sinus infection. Has an x-ray been taken? ...Read more

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Taken levofloxacin 500mg for severe sinus infection for almost two weeks now and not feeling any better. I feel worse if anything. Advice?

Taken levofloxacin 500mg for severe sinus infection for almost two weeks now and not feeling any better. I feel worse if anything. Advice?

Allergy? Virus?: You might need a different antibiotic. Or maybe your sinus problem isn't an infection, but allergy or viral infection, neither of which will respond to any antibiotic. Check back with the doctor who prescribed levofloxacin. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can mimic almost anything in the head.
My ENT doctor once told me, that the sinuses are very unforgiving, so do not miss any of the treatment instructions I give you. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection a week ago, I was feeling better except for chest pains and cough. Now I have a deep, raspy cough and chest pains.

I had a sinus infection a week ago, I was feeling better except for chest pains and cough. Now I have a deep, raspy cough and chest pains.

Sinus infection: If you are still pregnant and have a history of asthma with new symptoms of cough, chest pain and hoarseness, it's best to be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection have you feeling drowsy, feeling bad and weak?

Yes: Body tries to fight infections by mounting inflammatory response that drains your energy. Treatment of the infection will help restore energy and improve mood. ...Read more

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Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Possible: If the sinus infection extends into the labyrinthine portion of the middle ear it can create vertigo. What you are describing, however, sounds like benign positional hypotension. ...Read more

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I think I have a sinus infection. Temperature is 101.4 and yellow drainage with a cough that seems nonstop and generally feeling bad.

I think I have a sinus infection. Temperature is 101.4 and yellow drainage with a cough that seems nonstop and generally feeling bad.

Sinus infection: A high temperature as you described is concerning for infection. This may be seen with a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. I recommend that you see a provider immediately. ...Read more

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Day 6 of cefdinir for sinus infection, I have recurrent sinus infections. Usually feeling better by now, but still feeling poorly. Advice?

Day 6 of cefdinir for sinus infection, I have recurrent sinus infections. Usually feeling better by now, but still feeling poorly. Advice?

Sinus: Have Sinus CT scan. Consider endoscopic sinus surgery. More aggressive medical management, i.e. irrigations, corticosteroid spray, short term prednisone, no smoking, exposure to particulates or toxic agents. ...Read more

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Hello. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said I have a sinus infection. I am not feeling any drainage at all. I have also not had an appetit?

Hello. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said I have a sinus infection. I am not feeling any drainage at all. I have also not had an appetit?

Cont treatment: If you were seen and a treatment plan initiated. Follow the plan and you most likely start feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I went to the emergency room & got amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Been taking it for 3 days & I have been feeling discomfort in my vaginal area.

I went to the emergency room & got amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Been taking it for 3 days & I have been feeling discomfort in my vaginal area.

Yeast?: You don't say what sort of vaginal "discomfort" you have. If it's itching or irritation, or maybe a thick discharge, it could be a yeast infection. Antibiotics like amoxicillin can suppress normal vaginal bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow and cause symptoms. Three days is earlier than usual, however. Contact your doctor for further advice and possibly treatment if yeast is suspected. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ihave been feeling faintish lately I went to my doctor and she said that I have an acute sinus infection. I been having bad migraine so when I checked my bp it was 167/93. What should I do?

Ihave been feeling faintish lately I went to my doctor and she said that I have an acute sinus infection. I been having bad migraine so when I checked my bp it was 167/93. What should I do?

Tell your Dr. The BP: The headache could be related to sinusitis, migraine or BP.
Symptomatic acute sinusitis usu. Responds to a course of antibiotics.
More than one BP reading is usually required to establish a reliable diagnosis or treatment plan.
Folks need to work closely with their Drs. To manage chronic issues like migraines and BP. There are many treatments for migraine and BP and most work pretty well. ...Read more

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What is causing me to be anxious? I am feeling very nervous anytime I hear more than one voice I start getting nervous but this only happens when I am very sick with upper resp. Stuff like sinus infection and chest congestion could you tell me what is wro

What is causing me to be anxious? I am feeling very nervous anytime I hear more than one voice I start getting nervous but this only happens when I am very sick with upper resp. Stuff like sinus infection and chest congestion could you tell me what is wro

You: You described feeling nervous when you are sick and hear more than one person's voice (assuming that these are external voices). The threshold for being bothered by external stimuli such as noise, light, temperature or odors may lessen when you are ill. Recommend that when you are this ill, that you nuture yourself by ensuring that you are in an environment that has tolerable temperature, light and noise levels. ...Read more

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Is feeling foggy and shaky, forehead slight pain be from a sinus infection or is it aniexty or depression? Body feels shaky

Is feeling foggy and shaky, forehead slight pain be from a sinus infection or is it aniexty or depression? Body feels shaky

Sinus Infection: Most likely a shaky feeling and body pain that is accompanied by pain in the forehead is indicative of a sinus infection. ...Read more

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I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a week for a sinus infection along with Flonase and I am not feeling much better. Should I see my doctor again?

I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a week for a sinus infection along with Flonase and I am not feeling much better. Should I see my doctor again?

Wait 10 days: You should wait for about 10 days of treatment. If you are getting worse, call. If you are the same or slightly better, give it more time. Use nasal saline, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and continue flonase. Obviously, continue antibiotic. ...Read more

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I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. Inside of my nose is raw, crusty, bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?

I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. Inside of my nose is raw, crusty, bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?

Yes: Saline spray can help tremendously. If using mist, use throughout the day (at least 6-8 times) and if using irrigation (neti-pot), use at least twice/day. Can also apply petrolatum intranasally (Vaseline or Aquaphor). ...Read more

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I wake up everyday feeling like I have a sinus infection. My nose and head hurts, I'm achy and sleepy. Would a humidifier help?

I wake up everyday feeling like I have a sinus infection. My nose and head hurts, I'm achy and sleepy. Would a humidifier help?

Probably not: You do not tell us how long these symptoms have been present. If they have been of recent onset, they may be due to a viral infection. If longer, they may be upper respiratory allergy. You need a diagnosis by either an ENT doctor or an allergist. Finally, you can not by yourself make a diagnosis of sinusitis. Again, my advice is see one of the above specialists. ...Read more

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How long until prednisone and z-pack stark working for a sinus infection & I start feeling better. It's been 3 weeks I've been sick. Just got medicine?

How long until prednisone and z-pack stark working for a sinus infection & I start feeling better. It's been 3 weeks I've been sick. Just got medicine?

A few days: Both should make you feel somewhat improved within 3 days. Be sure to take the full course of therapy for both the prednisone and the z-pack. So long as you are improved I would hold off on any other therapy, such as another antibiotic after the z-pack, for at least 10 days. The z-pack continues to work for another 5 days after you are finished. ...Read more

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I am on day two of treatment for an acute sinus infection; is there anything I can do to try to release the liquid causing the blocked ear feeling?

I am on day two of treatment for an acute sinus infection; is there anything I can do to try to release the liquid causing the blocked ear feeling?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Your doctor may have a conventional medical alternative also. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a sinus infection in left ear. Could this cause dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and tremors.

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection in left ear. Could this cause dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and tremors.

Ear infection: Greetings. Your sinus infection can and will cause inflammation to be delivered to the ear via the Eustachian tube. The dizziness and other ear symptoms will occur. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have this small white bump behind one of my tonsils and I have a strange feeling in my throat and I also have a sinus infection please help!

Exam immediately: It seems as if you may have an infection. You need a throat culture immediately to check this out and get an accurate diagnosis and to get the right treatment. Please go to a clinic as soon as possible for an exam. ...Read more

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Have URI and was on clarithromycin for supposed sinus infection. I had two doses then started puking went to ER, got rehydrated and they stopped puking. I can't sleep, I am feeling so awful and still have fever. How long will this last for? What should

Have URI and was on clarithromycin for supposed sinus infection. I had two doses then started puking went to ER, got rehydrated and they stopped puking. I can't sleep, I am feeling so awful and still have fever. How long will this last for? What should

Fever: I would recommend like a nighttime medication for a cold. This will include some Benadryl to help you sleep and Tylenol (acetaminophen) to stay on top of the fever. Night time medications like a Nyquil usually work wonders to help you finally get some rest. Get some rest, hope you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more