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Can sinus issues, like an infection, trigger or make migraine symptoms worse?

Can sinus issues, like an infection, trigger or make migraine symptoms worse?

Migraine triggers: Yes. There are many triggers to migraine headaches. You should keep a journal and try to identify the triggers to avoid migraines. Usually you will need treatment by your doctor for migraine headahes. Be sure to live a healthy lifestyle and do not smoke. Use meditation to relieve stress which is a big trigger of migraines. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

Possible: The cause if an upper respiratory infection(sinus / ear) .. Can be transmitted either from child to patent or vice versa... To determine if bacterial infection vs rhinitis.. Length of time, bloody nasal discharge, tender sinuses, headache and even fever are taken into account.., . ...Read more

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Allergies or a sinus infection, what's the difference?

Allergies or a sinus infection, what's the difference?

That is a million: dollar question! In theory - allergies are cause by environmental triggers and cause inflammation. A sinus infection is caused by a bug - virus, fungus or bacteria. Many sinus sufferers have allergies - but not all. Some chronic sinusitis is caused by very narrow anatomy in sinus cavities. Careers have been made trying to answer these questions effectively in a given person ...Read more

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Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

No: H pylori is a significant bacteria usually associated with gastritis /stomach ulcers! doubt they cause allergies food or airborne! regards! ...Read more

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What could help in viral or allergic sinusitis?

What could help in viral or allergic sinusitis?

Sinusiris: Denotes inflammation of the paranasal sinuses and the nasal cavity too in most cases, so saline nasal washes, steroid nasal sprays, and systemic antihistamines would help, in either viral or allergic disease, if bacterial infection kicks in, so antibiotics will be needed to hasten recovery, in either case you need to see your doctor / ENT specialist, best wishes ...Read more

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Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Can pollens cause a sinus infection?

Secondarily: If you have an allergy which produces swelling in your nostrils this may block drainage from the frontal and maxillary sinuses and this may result in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Sinus infection no congestion or cough?

Sinus infection no congestion or cough?

Neti pot: Consider using a neti pot. You can also add a drop or two of sski or lugol's to the salt water. Too much iodine can make it sting. Rinse sinuses twice daily or more if needed. ...Read more

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

Tremor: Not likely, unless it relates to anxiety or after-effects of klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause nausea,backache or flu like symptoms?

Possible: very unlikely but possible if it's very severe, why don't you see your provider for a pelvic exam and an Urinalysis. Maybe you have urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Is sinus an infection or an allergic reaction?

Is sinus an infection or an allergic reaction?

Air Space: Sinuses are air spaces in your head that exist to keep your head from being too heavy. The maxillary sinus when infected or otherwise irritated can cause toothache-like symptoms. Sinuses can also become inflamed from allergies. So, sinusitis can be the result of either infection or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

Cough asthma inhaler: Wheezing may indicate that you have asthma. An inhaler such as albuterol may be prescribed by your doctor. For nasal congestion, nasal rinses and clearing the nasal passages helps to reduce post nasal drip and cough. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of chronic bronchitis really an infection or is it a persistent allergy?

Are symptoms of chronic bronchitis really an infection or is it a persistent allergy?

COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is one of the chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or copd. It is not due to infection or allergy but it is usually due to smoking. Smoking cessation, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are important components of treatment. Patients with chronic bronchitis can develop infections or allergies but this is not the cause of the disease. ...Read more

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Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells. ...Read more

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Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Will ginger root help with dizziness from sinus infection or allergies?

Possibly: Dizziness is a common symptom & often it's hard to find the cause. Neither sinus infections or allergies are common causes of dizziness: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/basics/causes/con-20023004 Ginger has been shown to help with dizziness from motion sickness.It may or may not help for other causes but is safe to try. Try to find cause. Acupuncture & homeopathy may help. ...Read more

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Could a reaction to nasal decongestant spray mimic symptoms of cluster headache?

Could a reaction to nasal decongestant spray mimic symptoms of cluster headache?

Unlikely: "alarm clock headache" that may last from weeks to months that typify cluster headaches, would be an uncommon side effect of nasal decongestant use. What have you been noticing from your use of the nasal decongestant spray? How long have you been using the spray for. I have my patients only use such sprays a maximum of 5 days to prevent issues with worsening nasal congestion, etc. ...Read more

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Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

Is spring pinkeye infection or allergy?

Either or both: Tree pollen in the spring often causes itchy, red eyes (allergy) and can be treated with avoiding outdoor pollen, taking an antihistamine by mouth or allergy eye drops (otc or rx). If the redness is accompanied by pus or pain then infection is most likely. Often people with itchy eyes rub them for relief and cause an eye infection on top of their allergy. This requires a call to you doctor. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

Allergies/sinusitis: It can be difficult to differentiate. Allergy symptoms usually are runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy and irritated throat. Chronic sinusitis is mostly thick discharge, nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Ultimately, it may be necessary to see an ENT allergist or Allergy/immunologist to do thorough history exam, possibly imaging and allergy testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more