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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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About 3 weeks ago I had a 5-day Cold. This week: sore throat, cough, stiff neck, head throbs when I move. Low fever 1 night. Possibly sinus infection?

About 3 weeks ago I had a 5-day Cold. This week: sore throat, cough, stiff neck, head throbs when I move. Low fever 1 night. Possibly sinus infection?

See a doctor: This is not something that can easily be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be examined and further history obtained. The stiff neck, headache and fever are disturbing and need assessment to be sure you do not have involvement of the central nervous system. Go see your PCP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection, swollen lymph node on right side of my neck that is a little sore but i don't have a sore throat and my gums are swollen?

I have a sinus infection, swollen lymph node on right side of my neck that is a little sore but i don't have a sore throat and my gums are swollen?

Oral infection: It sounds like you may have an early but possibly serious oral or dental infection. See a dentist or ENT specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, congestion, plugged ears, and tightness in the back of my neck. Does it sounds like a cold or sinus infection?

I have a sore throat, congestion, plugged ears, and tightness in the back of my neck. Does it sounds like a cold or sinus infection?

URI: It is clear you have an upper respiratory infection. Whether you have a sinus infection on top of that is a tricky question to answer in a doctor's office, let alone on this forum. Sinusitis is usually accompanied by facial pain. If you're not in pain i wouldn't think sinusitis. ...Read more

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Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should i be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?

Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should i be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?

Yes: If it causes facial pain and sensitivity , need to get antibiotics after confirmation of the sinusitis by clinical examination , and preferably ct scan of sinuses , to be orderd by the pcp , and if not ct scan atleast xray of sinuses. Somethimes the opening of the sinuses are blocked which tends to cause stagnation of the mucus and pus inside the sinuses and can cause pain, fever. See pcp/ent doctor. ...Read more

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How do I relieve facial pain from a sinus infection/soreness alongside nose?

How do I relieve facial pain from a sinus infection/soreness alongside nose?

Evaluation Needed: The symptoms you have mentioned can from a myriad of pathology's so go to your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and my nose is really sore to the touch is there anything I can take to ease the pain?

I have a sinus infection and my nose is really sore to the touch is there anything I can take to ease the pain?

Nasal Pain: Greetings, intense nasal pain with a sinus infection should be evaluated by your medical specialist. A nasal vestibulitis may be present. This is usually caused by a Staph bacteria and will need targeted antibiotic therapy by mouth and I usually prescribe a topical ointment as well. Ibuprofen may also help for pain and inflammation. Please see your doctor. These infections can get tricky. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection is it normal to have chest soreness in the am and it's hard for me to breathe when i lay down?

Sinus Infection: The shortness of breath and the chest soreness often comes from coughing and drainage from the sinus infection. Make sure you treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi when I smile I notice that veins stick out at my neck, I haven't noticed this before. I have a sinus infection, is this normal? Or not

Hi when I smile I notice that veins stick out at my neck, I haven't noticed this before. I have a sinus infection, is this normal? Or not

Probably normal: if you only see it a certain times. People who talk can notice the veins stick out on the neck towards the end of their sentence. Also those that are angry or holding their breath. If you other wise feel well this is not something to worry about ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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. Janice Alexander
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more