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Can a sinus infection cause tingling in feet or hands?

Can a sinus infection cause tingling in feet or hands?

Not directly: Sinus infections may occasionally lead to other infections within the skull, including sub or epidural empyema, brain abscess, and rarely thromboses of the venous sinuses. These can be responsible for a wide variety of neurologic manifestations, but tingling in the feet or hands would be distinctly unusual. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 someone be having a stroke with b/p 120/65 I am on azrithomiacin and predinsone 10mg for sinus infection have tingling off and on left hand/foot?

Can someone be having a stroke with b/p 120/65 I am on azrithomiacin and predinsone 10mg for sinus infection have tingling off and on left hand/foot?

Yes, but: Someone can have a stroke with any blood pressure, but isolated tingling in the left foot is more likely a peripheral neuritis and would be a very unusual presenting symptom of a stroke. ...Read more

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Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days now for sinus infection. Last night I couldn't sleep due to numbness and pain in my hands. Can I stop taking the Abx?

Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days now for sinus infection. Last night I couldn't sleep due to numbness and pain in my hands. Can I stop taking the Abx?

Talk to your doctor: Or the on-call doctor in the AM before your next dose to ask if a change in antibiotics is needed. Four days of antibiotics is insufficient to treat sinusitis. Your doctor may recommend evaluation to determine if your hand pain & numbness is related to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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I have been experiencing terrible headaches towards the back of my head left hand side. I have had a brain scan in April 2017 and it showed a bad sinus infection. The headaches are right back and are worse. Please assist if possible.

I have been experiencing terrible headaches towards the back of my head left hand side. I have had a brain scan in April 2017 and it showed a bad sinus infection. The headaches are right back and are worse. Please assist if possible.

Treat Sinusitis: You may have a repeat Sinusitis. Needs two weeks of antibiotic treatment for full resolution.
Start w PCP and get a complete check up. No need to suffer. If no results see an ENT, Neurologist specialists in this area. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause neck pain, and extreme phone use cause slight numbess in pinky/wedding finger?

E treme phone use: Causes both get a head set they will both go awaythe virus causing the sinus infx can cause sorr neckusvles and headache sorethroat nasal ongestion. ...Read more

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I think I'm getting a sinus infection or a cold. How can I go about treating if?

I think I'm getting a sinus infection or a cold. How can I go about treating if?

Sinus infection: Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. Irrigate the nose frequently with saline 1 tsp salt to one quart of water. 50 to 100 ccs each nostril 4 to 5 times a day. If fevers or chills repeat the Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. You do not necessarily need antibiotics for an infection. Most will clear on their own in a few days. Use a syringe to irrigate. ...Read more

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Bad cold, became sinus infection. Slowly better. Upper left teeth are sensitive when my heels strikke. Why? What can I do? How long will it last?

Bad cold, became sinus infection. Slowly better. Upper left teeth are sensitive when my heels strikke. Why? What can I do? How long will it last?

Connected: When having bad sinus infection, the upper back teeth gets very sensitive to changes of temperature and pressure as there roots are in very close proximity to the floor of that infected sinus, it well all resolve as soon as sinus infection goes away, just keep a good oral hygiene and take your Ned's for the sinus infection and all well be good;) ...Read more

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Why do I always throw up and have fever on the first day of every cold or sinus infection? It always lasts no more than 24hrs. Maybe less sometimes

Why do I always throw up and have fever on the first day of every cold or sinus infection? It always lasts no more than 24hrs. Maybe less sometimes

VIRUS VS ALLERGY: YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD BE ADJUSTING TO ANY CHANGES OF WEATHER, ENVIRONMENT, POLLUTION, ALLERGEN PARTICLES.
SO WHILE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM ADJUSTING YOUR BODY REACTING WITH THE SYMPTOMS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING,
IF FEVER PERSISTED, OR YOU START HAVING CHILLS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more

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Following a sinus infection and cold I seem to have something stuck in my nasal passages...I can't blow it but can feel it when I blow or inhale hard?

Following a sinus infection and cold I seem to have something stuck in my nasal passages...I can't blow it but can feel it when I blow or inhale hard?

Saltwater nose rinse: The blockage could be swollen sinus opening (like a crowded doorway) or something blocking your sinus opening (like old sticky snot). Either way, salt water nose rinses by neti pot or spray bottles like neil med may help you. ...Read more

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I had a cold & sinus infection 10 days, finally clearing up. My top set of side teeth now feel very sensitive. How long does this last? What can I do?

I had a cold & sinus infection 10 days, finally clearing up. My top set of side teeth now feel very sensitive. How long does this last? What can I do?

Very common: Also called a dental sinus. Very common when the roots of the upper molar teeth are in close proximity with the sinus area. Removing the dental and gum infection is the only successful treatment for a dental sinus. See your dentist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection/cold and the ring thing above my thyroid that moves up and down when I swallow hurts on the left side when I touch it. Cause?

I have a sinus infection/cold and the ring thing above my thyroid that moves up and down when I swallow hurts on the left side when I touch it. Cause?

? Related: If you truly have a bacterial sinus infection, one may speculate that severe post-nasal drip may lead to a sore throat. If your problem has been present for more than 10 days, you should ask your doctor to check your sinuses and throat just to be sure. ...Read more

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How do I know if it's a cold or a sinus infection?

How do I know if it's a cold or a sinus infection?

Face pain and pus: Sinus infection usually has purulent drainage from the nose, facial pain. ...Read more

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How do I know when a cold stops and a sinus infection starts?

Sinusitis is typical: Vast majority of sinus infections are from cold viruses. Antibiotics won't help. Drink plenty of liquids, steam and saline mists help loosen thick mucous. They usually run their course in 10 days. If you are getting localized pain in a sinus either above or below the eye after you should have resolved you may have developed a secondary bacterial infection. This is not that common. ...Read more

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Sinus infection or coming on cold, how can I tell the difference?

Sinus infection or coming on cold, how can I tell the difference?

Duration ; severity: Colds are viral infections lasting 5-7 days and often associated with a low grade fever, clear nasal discharge, congestion and mild headaches. General aches and pains are common as well. Sinusitis usually takes 7 days to develop and associated with a higher fever, colored nasal discharge and severe facial pain. If symptoms persist longer than a week, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head cold, sinus infection, allergies or combination?

What to do if I have head cold, sinus infection, allergies or combination?

Supportive Care: Most over the counter cold remedies have medications that should help with all these symptoms. If you have known allergies or highly suspect them, it would help if you can identify where you are getting exposed. Stay well hydrated. Most of these are self- limiting conditions and you should feel better once they run their course. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I just have a cold or sinus infection and need to go to doctor?

How can I tell if I just have a cold or sinus infection and need to go to doctor?

How severe is it?: Unless you have a high fever or trouble breathing, you can usually give a cold or sinus infection 7-10 days to clear up. If it doesn't clear up in that time, or if you are getting worse after a week, instead of better, then see someone. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and am now sick with cold/sinus infection. I blew my nose and almost fainted. What's wrong with me?

I have acid reflux and am now sick with cold/sinus infection. I blew my nose and almost fainted. What's wrong with me?

Well: Coughing or sneezing can cause a vaso vagal response which can cause passing out. For specific diagnosis or treatment see a doctor in person ...Read more

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Gum pain where tooth was extracted years ago and seems like it's only happens when I have a cold or sinus infection why?

Gum pain where tooth was extracted years ago and seems like it's only happens when I have a cold or sinus infection why?

Referred pain: People who get sinus infections often have pain referred to upper teeth or adjacent areas of the mouth. This is not uncommon. Branches of the same nerve may transmit pain and the exact origin of the pain cannot always be interpreted exactly by our brains. ...Read more

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I used my longtime boyfriends nasal spray today because I caught a nasty cold that he had a few days ago. What's my risk for sinus infection?

Nasal spray: Would not use someone else's spray due to risk of
spreading infection plus the spray is meant for treatment of allergies. You should be evaluated if you think you have sinus infection or a cold ...Read more

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I'm running a fever with sinus infection. I'm already on amoxillin. I've been taking off brand mucin ex sinus and cold with it. What else can I do?

I'm running a fever with sinus infection. I'm already on amoxillin. I've been taking off brand mucin ex sinus and cold with it. What else can I do?

Sinusitis: Fever with sinus infection occurs in less than half those affected. You might want to consider taking saline rinses using a neti-pot, getting a steroid nasal spray. If your fever does not diminish fairly soon would suggest going back to your doctor, or perhaps seeking out an ENT specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you think I have strep tthroat. The right side when I swallow hurts.. Or do you think I may be coming down with a sinus infection? Hot&cold too

URI: You appear to have a basic upper respiratory infection (uri), which may be a pharyngitis (including a strept throat, etc). The fact that it hurts to swallow points to a throat infection (URI) and not necessarily sinus. Best to see the dr. To ascertain whether your infection is bacterial or viral, the foremore which may require antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does resting when mildly ill shorten the illness? (conversely, does working extend the time with symptoms)? It seems I can always force myself to work when I have allergy symptoms, head cold, sinus infection, etc. But does it pay?

No - go to work!: Seriously, you need to define a difference between not feeling well and being "sick". Mild viral illnesses come and go but a serious infection (pneumonia or kidney for example) requires rest. Ask yourself if you would want to have lunch with yourself when sick, that is a good litmus test. More important, you do need rest regularly (sleep 7-8 hours) to prevent illness. ...Read more

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I started with a cold then sinus infection now I have white on back of throat?

I started with a cold then sinus infection now I have white on back of throat?

Virus: Probably still viral but get a culture to make sure its not bacterial. Gargle with salt water ...Read more

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Can I take Advil cold and sinus (night) and Nasonex (mometasone) for a cold and sinus pains while taking azythromycin for a sinus infection?

Can I take Advil cold and sinus (night) and Nasonex (mometasone) for a cold and sinus pains while taking azythromycin for a sinus infection?

They do interact: Very slightly. Since azithromycin when being eliminated by the liver does prevent these other drugs from being removed as fast. BUT, the small effect on the drug metabolism isn't going to be noticeable let alone being in any way dangerous/risky. Nasonex (mometasone) especially once it gets out of the nose is so low an amount in the body, that it can't. .. well.... do anything outside of the nose/throat. ...Read more

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Hi, recently diagnosed officially w/ cvid. Is there success w/ xylitol nasal rinses to prevent sinus infection when I catch a cold? Don't want ivig tx

Hi, recently diagnosed officially w/ cvid. Is there success w/ xylitol nasal rinses to prevent sinus infection when I catch a cold? Don't want ivig tx

May be: Nasal rinses with xylitol may be more effective than simple saline solutions. They may not prevent sinusitis, but will help reduce their occurrence. This does not mean that you do not need replacement ig. That depends on what your overall symptoms, what kind of infections you had and so forth. Even if you need igg, it can be given by subcutaneous infusion (into the skin of the abdomen or thigh). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a double ear and sinus infection. I have a 2 month old that has a cold. Is it safe to be around him? I don't want himto get worse.

I was diagnosed with a double ear and sinus infection. I have a 2 month old that has a cold. Is it safe to be around him? I don't want himto get worse.

Contagiousness: Your 2 month old has all the immunity that you do until 6 months. He can get the same viral colds as you, but he is not at risk for the secondary infections that you have (ear infections, sinusitis). As with any cold in a child of this age, you have to be on the look out for developing an ear infection from his cold, but he won't get it from you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and sinus infection?

What is the difference between a cold and sinus infection?

Cause of the: Cold is a virus but the cause could be a virus or be a bacteria in sinus infection. The symptoms are not totally similar. Also treatment could be different depending to the underlying cause. Hopefully this helps. Contact me if you need further assistance. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sinus infection and a cold? What are the signs?

What is the difference between a sinus infection and a cold? What are the signs?

Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Haven't had a full cold for months but this minor sinus infection persists. Anything I can do?

Haven't had a full cold for months but this minor sinus infection persists. Anything I can do?

See an ENT: For sinus infections that persist despite treatment or for infections that keep returning, you may need to see an otolaryngologist (ent doctor) who can examine your nose and sinuses to root out the cause for your chronic infection. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. Ronald Krauser
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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