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How to combat a severe sinus infection during pregnancy?

How to combat a severe sinus infection during pregnancy?

Sinus and Pregnancy: Some women are more susseptible when pregnant due to hormone changes causeing swelling. Ask your ob-gyn to refer you to an ent. There are a number of treatments possible even when pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and i'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and i'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

Possibly: But not likely, and in addition, you should never make that assumption, particularly during pregnancy. Go and see your obstetrician. This could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right nose, pressure in eyes, forehead and now teeth, all on right side mainly, just got over a month long sinus infection, could it be another one or just pregnancy rhinitis?

Sharp pain in right nose, pressure in eyes, forehead and now teeth, all on right side mainly, just got over a month long sinus infection, could it be another one or just pregnancy rhinitis?

ENT Visit Required: Sure, a sinus infection/reinfection could be the cause; however, recurrence this soon, with "sharp pain" is not normal. Pain radiating to the teeth, is definitely a sign of either the primary etiology being a dental infection from the beginning, or maturation of a sinus infection, which could be either primary or secondary in nature. The Osteomeatal Complex is convoluted and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Help! is a dientamoeba infection during pregnancy harmful? Can it make my fetus sick or cause mental retardation? I had it first trimester.

Help! is a dientamoeba infection during pregnancy harmful? Can it make my fetus sick or cause mental retardation? I had it first trimester.

Dietamoeba infection: Treatment may be with tetracycline or flagyl. Speak to your OB about drug toxicity. The worm should not affect the fetus or cause retardation. ...Read more

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Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

Can a UTI during pregnancy be harmful to the fetus even if it never develops to a kidney infection?

UTIs in pregnancy: UTIs are a problem in pregnancy mainly because they can lead to premature labor. An ordinary bladder infection which is treated properly presents no risk to a fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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