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Sinus Infection Causing Retracted Eardrum
I am quite sure that I have ruptured my eardrum after dealing with a sinus infection and constant (but gentle) nose-blowing. What can I do at home?
Rupture: Typically, no specific treatment is needed for a ruptured eardrum; the vast majority of ruptured eardrums heal within three months. That being said, you should see your regular doctor to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?
I have a sinus infection but now starting to feel very week and tired. What going on with me cause it making me feel very depress?
Laying in bed, my 8 month old son kicked me in the side of the head. It hurt shorty. Should I be worried? Have to real hard blow to cause serious problems? Went to dr yesterday, have sinus infection.
Possibly: It's unlikely a baby that size would have caused damage but if you are having any problems see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Everytime, I bend my head down it hurts. The pain is in the base of my head. Could this be caused by sinus infection?
The location of: The pain is not characteristic of pain from sinus infection. ...Read more
Have sinus infection. Experiencing loss of smell and taste. Is this common? What causes this & how long should I expect this?
I keep reading that it's rare for sinus infection to cause meningitis, but it happened to me. If it's so rare, how did it happen?
Rare: Rare conditions mean that they occur, just in a very small amount of patients. ...Read more
It could: When the sinuses are inflamed, the nasal tissue swelling will increase when lying flat. Other nasal conditions such as inferior turbinate hypetrophy can behave the same way. I would recommend visiting an ENT physician. ...Read more
Yes.: Your nose may be blocked with secretions. ...Read more
I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?
Fatigue: Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more
Can my sinus infection be the cause of my toothache? Is yes, why? I have a dentist appt in a few days...Should I mention the toothache if b/c sinus?
Yes: Sinuses are so intimately involved with your teeth so often soreness with biting and cold sensitivity accompany a sinus infection. Your dentist should do some vitality tests and surmise whether your pain is from sinusitis, fracture, cavity, or some other source. I hope you feel awesome soon. Toothaches are no fun. ...Read more
Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?
Post nasal drainage: Copious post nasal purulence (pus) may cause throat irritation as well as nausea. Guifenesin will thin the secretions and help expectorate pus and mucus from your sinus' and lungs. Increase water intake temporarily to the point of clear colorless urine. Nasal saline irrigations and salt water throat gargles may also help. See your physician with persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday I went on meds
Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're experiencing. They may need to give you something that will help you feel better, plus document your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Not always infection: Chronic sinusitis is symptoms persisting for three or more months. Symptoms are congestion, drainage, facial discomfort, reduced smell. Causes are bacterial, allergic, nonallergic inflammation, structural, dental, medication side effects, environmental, and from a systemic disorder. There is not an easy answer. Suggest ENT evaluation. ...Read more
It can: The olfactory (smell) nerve fibers are located in the upper nose in a small area. Swelling from infection can block the smell molecules from getting uo to the olfactory nerve fibers. This is usually temporary. Also, certain viruses can directly damage the olfactory nerve fibers sometimes causing permanent anosmia. ...Read more
Sinus Infections: Sinus infections may have multiple contributing factors in many patients. These include allergy, deviated septums, nasal polyps, under-treated previous infections, hypothyroidism, gerd, warts, tumors, viruses, etc. Ent sub-specialists often are often best qualified to sort all this out and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more
The foul odor is due to a combination of factors, not the least of which is stagnant pus in a cavity with decay due to the inflammation. Investigators at the univ. Of va showed many years ago that anaerobic bacteria may be causing sinusitis, and these organisms produce fatty acids and other materials which may be malodorous.
Create drainage, irrigate, use antibiotics, treat allergies. ...Read more
Yes and no: You generally get cold sores when your immune system is down. A sinus infection can tax your immune system, . So they are an indirect cause. ...Read more
Does a sinus infection cause someone to feel as if their body is swaying like on a boat but they are sitting still?
Sinus pressure: Yes, you can certainly feel lightheaded and dizzy with sinus infection. It is the pressure of the fluid in your sinus cavities that make you feel this way. Sometimes, antihistamines i.e. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help this. They will make you tired. You could also try pseudophed. This will raise your blood pressure and will keep you awake. ...Read more
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
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