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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. Lonnie Smith
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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

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Is viral sinus infection contagious only during first few days or until the sickness lasts?

Is viral sinus infection contagious only during first few days or until the sickness lasts?

Entire time: Consider yourself contagious the entire illness. Viral contagion can start couple days before symptoms start. Be sure it's really a infection & not an allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or sinus condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause this ?

On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause  this ?

Levaquin/escitalolop: One of the potential side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is paresthesia, which is a tingling, burning sensation. Leg pain is also a potential side effect. Most people don't experience these side effects, but they do occur in a small percentage of persons taking Lexapro (escitalopram). The sensations can also be due to or exacerbated by an anxiety condition. The medication effects are expected to diminish with time. See a Dr ...Read more

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During a cat scan Dr said I had fluid in my mastoids behind ear. Recommended sudafed. Will that help? Does that mean I have a sinus infection?

During a cat scan Dr said I had fluid in my mastoids behind ear. Recommended sudafed. Will that help? Does that mean I have a sinus infection?

Not necessarily: Fluid can back up into mastoids related to inner ear problems with fluid and sometime infection. Infection in mastoid which can result in necrosis and bone involvement can have fluid in mastoid air cells as well. Sinus infections involve paranasal sinuses frontals (above eyes) ethmoids medial to orbits, and lateral to nose, and maxillary inferior to orbits. These are facial in location. ...Read more

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Had CMV infection during childhood.hvng sinus,nasal polyp.get sinus infection often.vng small lump behind ear for 3 years.what could be the cause?

Had CMV infection during childhood.hvng sinus,nasal polyp.get sinus infection often.vng small lump behind ear for 3 years.what could be the cause?

Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. ...Read more

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Had CT scan on neck during sinus infection. Dr found enlarged lymph nodes on scan. Said he couldn't tell size of them so referred me to ultrasound. Y?

Had CT scan on neck during sinus infection. Dr found enlarged lymph nodes on scan. Said he couldn't tell size of them so referred me to ultrasound. Y?

Contrast CT?: If your ct scan was done without contrast, it may be difficult to accurately measure the size of nodes, as they can blend into surrounding structures. A repeat study with intravenous contrast would be preferable to an ultrasound, which cannot see the entire anatomy of the neck. If the nodes are symmetrically enlarged and aren't larger than 12-15mm, they are likely reactive, not pathologic. ...Read more

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At times i get light head and my b/p reads 98/60 is this normal? In addition, i think i may have an sinus infection is that why i get light head?

At times i get light head and my b/p reads 98/60 is this normal? In addition, i think i may have an sinus infection is that why i get light head?

Light headed: Yes, a sinus infection can sometimes make a person feel light headed. A blood pressure of 98/60 would not normally make a person light headed unless it was a drop from higher blood pressure. Do you know what your BP usually is? Other causes could be medications, such as whatever you may be taking for your sinus condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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