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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...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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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?

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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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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. Marvin Ott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more