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Is a sinus infection and chills common?

Is a sinus infection and chills common?

Sinusitis: Chills can be seen with acute sinusitis, but in my experience, this is quite rare. If you have a viral infection causing your sinus issues, this could be the cause of the chills. Feel better! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 sinus infection cause tremors, or shaking chills?

Can a sinus infection cause tremors, or shaking chills?

Yes: Yes if you are having sepsis from the sinus infection.
you better see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. You might need a doctor or even hospitalization. so please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I soothe a sinus infection?

How can I soothe a sinus infection?

Saline rinse: The best treatment for an upper respiratory infection is to rinse your sinuses out with saline. Use either something like'simply saline' that shoots a continuous stream of saline or something like the 'netty pot' or the 'neil med sinus rinse'. Twice a day is a good place to start but it is only saline and it can be used a lot more often. Sleep is really what cures colds, so rest up. ...Read more

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How should I cure a sinus infection?

Viral or bacterial: Most sinus infections are viral and will resolve with or without treatment. Fluids, analgesics and tincture of time. Serious bacterial sinus infections need to be evaluated by a physician and may need scans/cultures to appropriately treat. See your doctor is you have significant sinus pain, fever, visual changes, dental pain, ear pain, or other concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I always have sinus infection?

Why do I always have sinus infection?

? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sinus infection?

How to know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose, clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever.

Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

Cold symptoms > 10 d: Bacterial sinus infections are usually a complication of a head cold. If you've treated your head cold symptoms with over the counter medicines longer than 7 to 10 days and your symptoms are not getting better, especially if you have fever, frontal headache, facial pain, and bloody discolored nasal drainage, you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What should if I do if I think I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms?: Sinusitis can cause many symptoms. The medications including the over the ones address specific symptoms. If this is viral in nature, get rest and stay well hydrated. Over the counter nasal saline spray can help to clear some the secretions. If your not feeling better after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'd like to understand why I keep getting a sinus infection.?

I'd like to understand why I keep getting a sinus infection.?

Possible anatomical: There are several possible causes for recurrent sinus infections, including anatomical anomalies (deviated septum, underdeveloped sinus cavities, etc.), perennial allergies, and immune deficiency. Sometimes colds or allergic rhinitis is over-diagnosed as being a sinus infection. I recommend seeing an ENT to help determine if you actually have sinus infections, and if so, the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection, what shouldn't I eat and what should I eat?

Eat anything: There is no reason to avoid any food with sinus infection. Some people find dairy products can make them more mucousy, and by all means if that happens to you it is reasonable to cut back on dairy during such an infection. While you may not be able to smell as well (and thus not able to taste as well), you can eat anything. ...Read more

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How can I treat a fungal sinus infection?

Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the sinus disease. Rarely anti fungal mediations are necessary or required in most cases. Also in most cases irrigation daily and treatment of allergies are necessary to prevent it from returning. You need to see a rhinologist, specialized ent. ...Read more

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What should I do about a chronic sinus infection?

What should I do about a chronic sinus infection?

See an ENT: Regardless, whether it's acute or chronic, sinusitis is painful and wearying. For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids and nasal irrigation are the main treatments. If refractory surgery to be considered. See an ENT for evaluation, rhinoscopy, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a young child has a sinus infection?

Obvious: Runny purulent nasal discharge, possiby headache, feeling lousy, possible fever. In very young children the sinuses are not yet developed. ...Read more

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If I have a sinus infection am I contagious to others?

No: A sinus infection is a localized infection of the sinus cavities/passages. It is bacterial. There is usually no way to spread this to another person. Nothing is absolute but in generally my answer is no. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my 11 month old has a sinus infection?

How can I tell if my 11 month old has a sinus infection?

See pediatrician: Unusual for an 11 month old to have sinusitis. Unclear why you are concerned, but the best thing to do is to have the baby examined by a pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to school with a sinus infection?

Up to you: There is no medical reason not to go but, if you won't be able to pay attention due to the pain or, if you're blowing your nose frequently, you may be a distraction to others. Consider 1-2 days off until you feel better. ...Read more

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Why do I smell something rotten when I have a sinus infection?

Why do I smell something rotten when I have a sinus infection?

It's rotten: You could have a fairly noxious bacteria or fungus in your sinuses. Try irrigating with a sinus rinse bottle or netti pot. See an ent. ...Read more

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How long will I be contagious for with a sinus infection or cold?

How long will I be contagious for with a sinus infection or cold?

There is difference: Most people do not transmit sinus infections; most clinicians agree that except for rare instances, sinus infections are not contagious expect in rare cases.
A person infected with a cold virus may be contagious for two to three days before any symptoms appear and remain so until he or she doesn't show any symptoms. This is a period of up to two weeks or so. ...Read more

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How bad does my sinus infection have to be before I can have surgery?

Lifestyle: Indications for surgery: 1) chronic infection (>3 months not responding to maximal medical therapy); 2) recurrent sinusitis (3-4 infections per year - not responding to medical therapy. Surgey may also be indicated if you are having complications related to a sinus infection. 1&2 are relative indications... If two or three infections really wipe you out... Surgery may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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What can I do about the congestion that remains after sinus infection?

What can I do about the congestion that remains after sinus infection?

Decongestants: Behind-the-counter pseudo Ephedrine can help, if it doesn't make you jittery or keep you up at night. Nasal steroid sprays work the best; if this is a recurrent problem, your doctor can prescribe a one-month supply each time you take an antibiotic. If you get more than two sinus infections per year, see an allergist to find out what can be done to keep them from coming back. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection and want to know how often I should use the neti pot?

3 times a day: Although a nedi pot may help, you must remember that sinusitis needs to be specifically diagnoses by cat scan.
If you have a true sinusitis, I can not be sure an irrigation of the nose will help and it sometimes can cause middle ear fluid. I think the nasal irrigation 3 times a day is sufficient. If you do have true sinus infection, an appropriate antibiotic and steroids are the treatments. ...Read more

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I am getting ovet a sinus infection. What do I do to prevent pain while flying?

I am getting ovet a sinus infection. What do I do to prevent pain while flying?

Decongestants: Spray decongestant nasal spray in the nose before takeoff and landing to relieve pressure. Do not use them more than 3 days in a row or your nose gets addicted to them! ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection makes ur body feel drained and how long do I have to go thru this?

Really infected?: If you are not only stuffed-up and feel worn out and drained from breathing badly - but are infected, you might need antibiotics to get rid of it. Go to a doctor - if it is an infection and you get medicine, it will feel better in a day or so. But always take the medication till it's gone as prescribed to make sure you get all of it. Without meds, it might become chronic. You don't want that! ...Read more

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Ok my sinus infection is so bad that I can taste and smell it what is good to take for it??

Bad sinusitis: Greetings, bad sinus infections need irrigation. First get a sinus rinse kit and wash the thick mucus and infection out. Afrin nasal spray may be used as directed x 5 days and no longer. This will help clear the infected material out of the sinuses so irrigation can continue to wash it away. Finally use ibuprofen 200 mg tabs if you are able 3-4 pills 3x/day with food x 10 days. This will help too. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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. Theodore Davantzis
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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