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Sinus infection for a week.Zpack for 5 days+home self care.Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head.Getting worse.Now what?

Sinus infection for a week.Zpack for 5 days+home self care.Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head.Getting worse.Now what?

Sinusitis: Often, antibiotics are unnecessary in managing sinus infection. Treatment should be accompanied by nasal irrigation with saline (neti-pot), decongestants (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray), possibly nasal steroids and pain control with nsaids. If these measures do not help, see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...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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Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday i went on meds

Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday i went on meds

Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're experiencing. They may need to give you something that will help you feel better, plus document your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I was having jolt like pulsing throbs once a minute in the back of my head last night and now in my temple. I have an ear and sinus infection. ?

I was having jolt like pulsing throbs once a minute in the back of my head last night and now in my temple. I have an ear and sinus infection. ?

Headache: Headaches are common phenomena and can be associated with numerous other conditions, including ear and sinus infections. Unfortunately cannot tell over the internet whether your particular HA is due to these. Would need more history and physical exam. If these keep up please go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin) , now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts , head hurts , dizzy ! should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin) , now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts , head hurts , dizzy ! should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection.: This is not ok. You should definitely go back to see your doctor and should make contact as soon as possible. As soon as you are well you should find a way to stop smoking as this will cause you increasing problems and disease. ...Read more

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Im just getting over a sinus infection. Still having headaches the top of my head temples down the back to my neck. My arms neck and back are achy?

Im just getting over a sinus infection.  Still having headaches the top of my head temples down the back to my neck. My arms neck and back are achy?

See a doctor: Preferably start with your primary care doctor. The question is whether or not the sinus infection has been adequately managed or has extended beyond the sinuses. All of the symptoms you describe may be due to tension of holding your head in a single position while you had severe sinus disease, but the best thing to do is to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

Sinus infection: A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek bones. Acute sinusitis lasts less than eight weeks and with each episode lasting no longer than 10 days. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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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. Barbara Lavi
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more