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Doctor insights on: Sinus Infection And A Lump In The Throat

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 have this small white bump behind one of my tonsils and i have a strange feeling in my throat and i also have a sinus infection please help!

I have this small white bump behind one of my tonsils and i have a strange feeling in my throat and i also have a sinus infection please help!

Exam immediately: It seems as if you may have an infection. You need a throat culture immediately to check this out and get an accurate diagnosis and to get the right treatment. Please go to a clinic as soon as possible for an exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sinus infection and strep throat. I can't taste or smell anything. What can I do?

What to do if I have a sinus infection and strep throat. I can't taste or smell anything. What can I do?

Neti Pot: Your lack of taste and smell is likely related to your sinus congestion. The congestion blocks the cells that allow you to taste and smell. Sinus rinses with saline, using either a squirt bottle or a neti pot may help clear the swollen areas to allow you to smell and taste. A very short course of decongestants may also be helpful, but don't overdo it with these. ...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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Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typically will not cause pus pockets in the throat or tonsils. ...Read more

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White spot on throat, no pain, no other symptoms. Recently came out of a viral sinus infection. Could this be another infection or nothing to worry?

White spot on throat, no pain, no other symptoms. Recently came out of a viral sinus infection. Could this be another infection or nothing to worry?

Tonsil stone?: You may have a "stone" in the tonsil - these come from food debris getting stuck in the little divots in the tonsil. Often you can gargle them out or reach back and pop them out yourself. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a check. ...Read more

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I haven't been able to sleep for 2 weeks for coughing, feels like something g draining in my throat, could this be a sinus infection?

I haven't been able to sleep for 2 weeks for coughing, feels like something g draining in my throat, could this be a sinus infection?

Post-nasal drip: The feeling of something draining in throat is usually caused by post-nasal drip. That can be caused by either a sinus infection or allergies or a common cold. If it has been going on for a few weeks it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your primary care doctor to be seen. ...Read more

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2 year old went to doc has sinus infection what can I do in.Mean time to help with her cough from flim in throat its a constant cough she can't stop?

2 year old went to doc has sinus infection what can I do in.Mean time to help with her cough from flim in throat its a constant cough she can't stop?

Cough: Her cough appears to be due to a post nasal drip from her sinuses. Keep her well hydrated, but avoid milk and milk products. Use a bulb syringe and use salt water nose drops several times a day. Use the vaporizer and elevate her mattress when sleeping. ...Read more

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Took levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days, sinus infection. Afterwards, i feel stuff in back of throat i cough out, but it's clear color, feel ok. Still infected?

Doubt it.: without an exam, I can only give general information and with a clearing of color, no fever, chills etc. it goes against infection. On the other hand, inflammation usually lasts for weeks after the infection. Asthma drugs such as monteleukast are usually good for that. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. L. Collins
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Lump In Throat (Definition)

This is a general term describing a symptom, not a disease/disorder. The medical description is globus sensation. It can occur by simply crying (temporary), but if persistent, can indicate something more concerning like esophageal reflux, muscle spasm, iron deficiency, ...Read more