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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. Ana Adelstein
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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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Lip tingling on right side with a sec of lightheadedness only last a sec but its off and on I have a sinus infection?

Lip tingling on right side with a sec of lightheadedness only last a sec but its off and on I have a sinus infection?

Nerve: If you were much over 50's, I urge you to go to the ER ASAP to rule out a transient ischemic attack. If you are under and the problem does not go away by tomorrow, see your doctor. These are not the usual symptoms from sinus infection. ...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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Can tingling feet, hands and back pain be symptoms of cervix cancer? Or gallbladder problems?

Can tingling feet, hands and back pain be symptoms of cervix cancer? Or gallbladder problems?

No: Tingling of feet and back pain usually neurologic due to lumbar/sacral nerve roots entraped to give symptoms. Cervix Ca would start with vaginal bleeding and eventual ulceration thru anterior/posterior vagina to invade bladderand rectum. GB would produce rt. upper abdominal pain. Neurologic exam in order ...Read more

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29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

Numbness normal MRI: The fact that MRI/EMG is normal is good news. Did they check thyroid? glucose? sed rate, ANA (autoimmune issues)? lyme titer? Could be reflux or H pylori, low iron Vit D, B12, magnesium, potassium calcium, supplement if low. Check diet: Vegetarian (vit deficiency)? Do you have discomfort with eating (, may be malabsorping)? . Do fingers turn purple? Could be Raynauds. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Sinus infection w green snot. I feel like I have the flu. Or do I have the flu. Woke up sweating past two night s just to drag thru the day. Thanks?

Sinus infection w green snot. I feel like I have the flu. Or do I have the flu. Woke up sweating past two night s just to drag thru the day. Thanks?

You may have both: A 2 day episode of sweating at night sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Green nasal discharge may be the start of a viral rhino-sinusitis. The general rule is that if you are getting worse after 5 days, an antibiotic is appropriate, and if you are not better in 10 days, an antibiotic should be considered. Bottom line is if not better after 5 days see your physician. ...Read more

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How can I stop a sinus infection from getting worse?

Saline rinses: Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to quickly cure a sinus infection?

Antibiotics: A sinus infection is properly treated with a wide spectrum antibiotic like Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, levaquin, biaxin, (clarithromycin) clindamycin, a nasal antiinflammatory spray like flonase, Nasonex or Qnasl and a mucolytic agent (breaking down mucous to thin liquid) like Mucinex or Robitussin with or without a saline spray. Normally, there is a quick recovery within days. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to quickly treat a sinus infection?

See doctor: Sinus infections require evaluation & treatment by a medical provider. Antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Please explain what food should I eat when I have a sinus infection?

Please explain what food should I eat when I have a sinus infection?

Anything in moderatn: There is really no specific food recommendations that is scientifically based. Therefore, eat what you like but invmoderation. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the best thing to do for a sinus infection?

Usually viral: In most cases, you take decongestants and wait it out. Antibiotics are recommended only for severe cases (e.g. High fever or facial pain for at least 3-4 days) or cases lasting for at least 10 days. ...Read more

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Can I still go outside on hang out with my friends if I have a sinus infection?

Yes: You could unless the sinus infection are acute and could contaminate others. ...Read more

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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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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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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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How can I get rid of a sinus infection fast?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection fast?

See your doctor: Sinus infections are often viral, and viral illnesses last 7 to 10 days. You can take meds for symptoms, but there is nothing that can be done to shorten the length of a viral illness. If your sinus symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection or allergies, though, there may be prescription meds that can help. See your doctor to determine if any of these medicines might be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sinus infection quickly?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection quickly?

Improve drainage: Sinus health is all about drainage. Remove the thick, obstructing secretions with salt water rinses, take Pseudoephedrine or use oxymetazoline spray for a few days, and get an antibiotic if you have greenish secretions. The best thing to do is to see an allergist to see if allergies are the underlying cause, and to learn what to do to control the allergic inflammation as best as you can. ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of my sinus infection?

Time: The vast majority of sinus infections are viral; care is purely supportive, and letting the body handle the infection. There is no evidence behind any "natural" remedies aside from this. ...Read more

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How do I know if a sinus infection spread to my lungs?

How do I know if a sinus infection spread to my lungs?

Productive cough: A upper respiratory viral infection will start in the nose and throat, causing clear drainage and sore throat. Towards the end it will generally spread to lungs, causing cough, and viral bronchitis. If the cold lasts longer than about 10 days, and the drainage turns green or yellow, it may very well be a sinus infection. If your cough produces yellow mucus, it could be pneumonia. See a doc. ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Is there any way to diagnose sinus infection in s 6 years old girl?

Doctor assessment: Careful history and physical examination, and possibly imaging studies as limited CT study can diagnose sinus disease in your child, goodluck T ...Read more

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I don't have a sinus infection, but I have smelly, green mucus. What could it be?

I don't have a sinus infection, but I have smelly, green mucus. What could it be?

And your proof: That it is not an infection? Allergy, autoimmunity may cause inflammation, but green slime sounds like infection, either bacteria or fungi. Get a culture and post the proof. See an ENT doc for management, possibly including surgical exploration and drainage. ...Read more

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I'm taking cefuroxim for a sinus infection, and now am having some trouble with urination.

Probably unrelated: Cefuroxime, if one reads the fda approved side-effect list, may cause urinary tract symptoms rarely, but this is usually a report based upon simultaneous illnesses occurring at the same time. In your case would look to see if this is true as a first measure. Consult with the doctor who rx'd the cefuroxime. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bacterial or a viral sinus infection?

How do I know if I have a bacterial or a viral sinus infection?

Time: The only real sign that has proven predictive of a bacterial sinus infection vs a viral sinus infection is the length of time of symptoms (that was reported to be 10 days). Initially it is usually a viral infection and then a secondary bacterial infection occurs (7-10 days later). That is why most physicians usually recommend otc meds and conservative measure in the beginning. ...Read more

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Sinus infection from possible infected tooth what meds should I be on?

Antibiotics: And you should see a dentist to have he tooth treated or removed other wise the infection will continue or get worse. ...Read more

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I'm scared my sinus infection will spread to my brain! Please help me!?

Possible: Sphenoid sinusitis most likely to cause meningitis. It and frontal infections can also cause epidural and brain abscess. Ethmoid infections less likely but these can spread to orbit. Maxillary infections rarely spread. Adolescent males are at higher risk for spread of infection into brain. Worry if severe headache, fever, vomiting, stiff neck, confusion, . ...Read more

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Just started levequin for brochitis and sinus infection should I stop exercising?

No.: Don't see any reason to do that. Your doc should have made sure that your dose is the lowest effective dose and that you are taking it for the shortest effective period. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more