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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?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can a little fluid behind ear drum be a sign of a sinus infection?

Can a little fluid behind ear drum be a sign of a sinus infection?

Yes: Fluid in the middle ear is a common sign of infection of the sinuses, ears, and upper respiratory tract. It can also be present in seasonal allergies, jaw/ear/nose inflammation or the aftermath of underwater activities. ...Read more

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Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Not necesarily: If it does, it would have anyway. Most middle ear infections build up of mucous and pus behind the ear drum. If it ruptures, it often does the first day in aggressive infections. If stable, it actually does not allow pressure effects of altitude to do anything. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Several options: May be getting less sleep. Inflammation from infection can make fatigued. If low temp and low blood pressure then may be inadequate adrenal gland response. If allergy present can also cause fatigue and decreased mental performance. ...Read more

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Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when I lie down?

Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when I lie down?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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What could cause my chronic sinus infection?

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

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Would a sinus infection cause a throb in the head?

Would a sinus infection cause a throb in the head?

Yes, but...: A sinus infection can certainly cause throbbing of the head; however, many headache problems (including migraine) can also cause this symptom. ...Read more

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Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Secondarily: If you have an allergy which produces swelling in your nostrils this may block drainage from the frontal and maxillary sinuses and this may result in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Will a sinus infection cause anosmia?

Will a sinus infection cause anosmia?

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

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Does sinus infection cause lungs to hurt?

Not usually: A sinus infection is usually in your head/face/cheeks. It should not, typically, cause your lungs to hurt. Unless, of course, the infection tracked down into your lungs and caused pneumonia. Would get checked out. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause facial numbness?

Potentially: Swelling within the sinus could potentially impact the infraorbital nerve, causing numbness in the cheek area. If it persisted after treatment of the sinus infection, you should be evaluated by your doctor to rule-out any other pathology. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a chronic sinus infection?

What causes rid of a chronic sinus infection?

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

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a sinus infection?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a sinus infection?

No: Sinus infection is caused by a pathogen, such as a bacteria, virus, or fungus. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant and does not cause infections. ...Read more

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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

Sinusitis: An infection in the nasopharynx can certainly spread to the middle ear for otitis media and ultimately labyrinthitis. It will likely respond to the same treatment prescribed for the sinusitis. You may need symptom relief for the dizzyness until the infection resolves. ...Read more

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Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Not typically: Sinus infection usually causes facial pain an discomfort, nevertheless other sinus disease can cause facial numbness، thus recommend evaluation by otolaryngologist for nasal/ sinus endoscopy and or ct scan sinuses. ...Read more

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What bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

Several: 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

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Can a sinus infection cause you to get cold sores and dizzyness and feel hot then cold?

Can a sinus infection cause you to get cold sores and dizzyness and feel hot then cold?

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

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Does a sinus infection cause someone to feel as if their body is swaying like on a boat but they are sitting still?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. Qamar Khan
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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