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Had a sinus infection w lots of drainage. The drainage has been gone for almost a week- but I still have a constant lump in throat and ear popping.

Had a sinus infection w lots of drainage. The drainage has been gone for almost a week- but I still have a constant lump in throat and ear popping.

Sinusitis: Try a saline irrigation schedule using a Neti-pot, and perhaps add a decongestant. This should help you feel better more rapidly. Best wishes and hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?

You sound sick.: This could be a sinus infection or even the flu. You may require treatment. You need to visit your PMD or consult with one of us on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Lump on left side of neck. Has been there for 3 months. Started when I had a sinus infection. Got better now is worse, bigger, and hurts. What is it?

See doc.: This is concerning due to the length of time and increase in size. It needs evaluation by a professional. ...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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I suffered a sinus infection 2 weeks ago with a sore throat.Now i have another battle with a sore throat, except now it's only one side of my throat ?

I suffered a sinus infection 2 weeks ago with a sore throat.Now i have another battle with a sore throat, except now it's only one side of my throat ?

Can still happen: and can still be viral, not sure if you received any antibiotic treatment in the first episode. Salt water gargles, saline nasal washes, rest and pain killers would help, if no improvement, you want to see your doctor for possible need of Rx meds, best wishes ...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

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Can a sinus infection cause ear and throat pain?

Yes: The areas are connected by proximity and shared neurologic channels. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if ihave a sinus infection or silent acid reflux.My throat is red, sore and raspy for several weeks.

I'm not sure if ihave a sinus infection or silent acid reflux.My throat is red, sore and raspy for several weeks.

Be seen: It could easily be either of those conditions. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been smelling smoke for a few days when there isn't any, and had a mild sore throat and slight drainage. Is this a sinus infection?

I have been smelling smoke for a few days when there isn't any, and had a mild sore throat and slight drainage. Is this a sinus infection?

It could be post: Nasal drip related to a viral infection. Sinus infection is possible but often you would feel pressure or pain over the affected sinuses. A medical evaluation would help to accurately diagnose this if the symptoms worsen or are not resolving. Take care. ...Read more

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Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago i developed a sinus infection and sore throat. After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days. How can I treat this?

Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago i developed a sinus infection and sore throat.  After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days.  How can I treat this?

Laryngitis: The cure for acute laryngitis is unfortunately as elusive as the cure for common cold. Both respond best to home remedies as medical science has for now nothing better to offer. For laryngitis allow voice rest, hot thick drinks like warm milk or tea with honey, hydration/humidification, let it run its course - should resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special i could be doing to help and how long could this last?

Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ?Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I've been battling a dual sinus infection and sore throat for about the past week. I finally licked the sinus thing last night but woke up this morning and the sore throat is rearing it's ugly head...and it's painful. I have to work today but I'm on the f

I've been battling a dual sinus infection and sore throat for about the past week. I finally licked the sinus thing last night but woke up this morning and the sore throat is rearing it's ugly head...and it's painful. I have to work today but I'm on the f

Throat: Pretty common. Salt water gargles and ibuprofen help but you should get it cultured. You can go to an urgent care. Quick strep cultures in adults are not reliable and dont check for other bacteria so make sure they send it out as well to the lab. ...Read more

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Doc gave me meds for sinus infection, the congestion is going away. But my throat is extremely sore and has pus on it now, should I go back in?

Doc gave me meds for sinus infection, the congestion is going away. But my throat is extremely sore and has pus on it now, should I go back in?

Yes: If you have a new finding like an increase in pus or exudate on your tonsils while on antibiotics, you should be re evaluated, if possible by the same provider who saw you originally. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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