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I have a sinus infection i started augmentin wedsnday and my eyelid is still a lil swollen when will the swelling go down please help?

I have a sinus infection i started augmentin wedsnday and my eyelid is still a lil swollen when will the swelling go down please help?

Probably.: If your eyelid continues to swell, especially if the eye becomes red you would need to be re-evaluated to rule out an orbital cellulitis. There are bacteria that can be resistant to Augmentin and if the condition continues to progress the antibiotic may need to be switched. Worst case scenario is an orbital cellulitis requiring intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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Left eyelid twitches and feels swollen underneath eye but isn't. Sinus issues. Eye dr said eyes are perfect. No sinus infection. Should I be worried?

Left eyelid twitches and feels swollen underneath eye but isn't. Sinus issues. Eye dr said eyes are perfect.  No sinus infection. Should I be worried?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which is benign, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Ocular myokymia, is quite common and self-limited, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, fatigue, caffeine, and lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress, tx eyes. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection make ur eyelid swell if so how long does it take for swelling to go down?

Can a sinus infection make ur eyelid swell if so how long does it take for swelling to go down?

Swollen eyelid in : Presence of sinus infection strongly suggests see a doc right away. Sinus infxn may have spread to soft tissues around the eye (periorbital cellulitis) which needs immediate attention & treatment. ...Read more

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Right side of my face has been swollen for 4 days last time this happened it was due to a sinus infection. If not treated what are the health risk?

Right side of my face has been swollen for 4 days last time this happened it was due to a sinus infection.  If not treated what are the health risk?

Go see a doctor ASAP: Untreated bacterial sinus infections can cause many complications including brain abscesses, blindness and death. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had sinuplasty 5 days ago, i feel like I have a sinus infection again! i don't know if it's still swollen, or if things are trying to drain! ?

I had sinuplasty 5 days ago, i feel like I have a sinus infection again! i don't know if it's still swollen, or if things are trying to drain! ?

Postop symptoms: You just had sinus surgery 5 days ago. Even though you had a more minimal procedure, you had sinus surgery. You will have some pain and definitely it is swollen in there for a while. Use a sinus rinse bottle at least twice per day, take tylenol or stronger pain med at night. Call your surgeon. It would not be unusual to stay on antibiotics for a while after surgery. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection symptoms currently, but in addition to pain behind forehead and eyebrow, I swear my eyebrow is swollen. Does this happen?

I have sinus infection symptoms currently, but in addition to pain behind forehead and eyebrow, I swear my eyebrow is swollen.  Does this happen?

Yes, can be serious: Swelling of the forehead can happen from infection of the frontal sinuses. Recurrent difficulty with frontal sinus infections can be more serious than other sinuses. If you have swelling or tenderness of the frontal forehead region with a sinus infection, should see a physician for examination, possible X-ray, and antibiotics ...Read more

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Bottom Lip has been swollen for 30 hrs for no reason I'm getting a sinus infection but idk if its related? I do have a knot under skin on chin?

Lip: The lip usually swells in response to something be it allergic or infection. Sometimes people bite their lip in their sleep for example. You should get it checked out to see what it is. ...Read more

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Think I have a sinus infection. My right actual eyeball is starting to look swollen and bigger then the other. Can it be from sinus infection?

Think I have a sinus infection. My right actual  eyeball is starting to look swollen and bigger then the other. Can it be from sinus infection?

Possible; concerning: The usual sinus infection should not cause your eye to protrude out/make it swollen, unless abscess forming and pushing up thus pushing the eyeball forward. Because of much inflammation, some swelling/edema of the lid is common. Since your description is quite concerning due to eye involvement, i recommend seeing doc asap for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause just 1 tonsil to be swollen, my tonsils also have large crypts.How long till tonsil would go back flat with antibiotic?

Can sinus infection cause just 1 tonsil to be swollen, my tonsils also have large crypts.How long till tonsil would go back flat with antibiotic?

You are: Describing two totally different processes. Sinusitis will not cause tonsillitis, and by the way you describe your tonsil, sounds like it's chronically inflammed, for which antibiotics will do very little, if anything. ...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


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Sinusitis (Definition)

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