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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I'm on Zpack for a sinus infection. But have pus coming from a tooth where the gum is swollen. .. will the zpack help with this or do I need a diff?

I'm on Zpack for a sinus infection. But have pus coming from a tooth where the gum is swollen. .. will the zpack help with this or do I need a diff?

Zpac & dentistry: We don't often use Zpak for dental use. In our office, Amoxicillin 500 mg or Clindamycin 150 mg for penicillin allergy/sensitive patients is preferred. The source of your pus must be assessed and treated. It could be a dead tooth or one who has comprimised gum and bone around it. You need to be certain that you are not taking too much antibiotic simultaneously. See a dentist! ...Read more

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Hey all. Got a sore, red, swollen gum on the left side. No tooth pain or discomfort. Have sinus issues though. Could a sinus infection cause it?

Hey all. Got a sore, red, swollen gum on the left side. No tooth pain or discomfort. Have sinus issues though. Could a sinus infection cause it?

No: More likely due to tooth/teeth infection and/or gum infection. These infections require treatment. A pill won't cure, and neither will hoping the problem will self correct. Please call your Dentist. ...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?

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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Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?

Could Be: Actual swelling (that is look in the mirror and your face is puffy) from a sinusitis is not very common, but can occur in severe cases. Dental pain due to sinusitis is quite common and is usually focused in the upper back teeth. A bad tooth can mimic a sinusitis as well...or even cause sinusitis on rare occasions. Your dentist should be able to determine the source and treat/refer as needed. ...Read more

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Gum pain where tooth was extracted years ago and seems like it's only happens when I have a cold or sinus infection why?

Gum pain where tooth was extracted years ago and seems like it's only happens when I have a cold or sinus infection why?

Referred pain: People who get sinus infections often have pain referred to upper teeth or adjacent areas of the mouth. This is not uncommon. Branches of the same nerve may transmit pain and the exact origin of the pain cannot always be interpreted exactly by our brains. ...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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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?

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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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 (acetaminophen) 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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Had a sinus infection. Was given a Zpak, didn't work. Given Augmented Amoxicillin, that worked. Now cervical & auxilery nodes are swollen. Any ideas?

Had a sinus infection. Was given a Zpak, didn't work. Given Augmented Amoxicillin, that worked. Now cervical & auxilery nodes are swollen. Any ideas?

Axillary nodes: Are not typically enlarged due to sinus infections. Another cause should be considered. Your primary care healthcare practitioner should be able to help you sort it out. ...Read more

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A few swollen hard/some soft lymphnodes on collar bone. I have a sinus infection could this be why? Cbc normal

A few swollen hard/some soft lymphnodes on collar bone. I have a sinus infection could this be why? Cbc normal

Ignore them: Everybody your age has a few palpable nodes in the head / neck / collarbone region. Only if they are stony-hard, preposterously large, or attached to surrounding structures are they worrisome. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning with a sinus infection. The very same day my mouth broke out with sores along my cheek and gum line. Are these related?

I woke up one morning with a sinus infection. The very same day my mouth broke out with sores along my cheek and gum line. Are these related?

Virus: Some viruses may cause both symptoms. Throw away the tobacco if you care at all about yourself. If symptoms persist longer than 1-2 weeks see your dr. No vitamin, herb, or antibiotic is indicated. ...Read more

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I have a painful swollen lump on the opening of my right nostril along the septum accompanied by symptoms of what feels like a sinus infection. Help?

Bump on ant. Septum: The bump on the anterior septum could be one of two things. Do it bleed easily, if so it is pyogenic granuloma. If it does not bleed easily it could be an infected hair follicle. Try some bacitracin on the area and see the local ent doctor. He or she will sort out the issue very readily. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and went to dentist and they gave me a numbing shot in my gum on my tooth and since my face feels black and blue what do j do?

I have a sinus infection and went to dentist and they gave me a numbing shot in my gum on my tooth and since my face feels black and blue what do j do?

Feels or looks?: If your face actually appears bruised, it's quite possible a blood vessel was knicked during the injection. This is a fairly common risk of a local injection that heals fine leaving no long term complications. If it feels swollen it may just be the sensation of numbness. It may have nothing to do with the sinus infection. ...Read more

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My cheek bone is kinda swollen I think I have a tooth abcess and I have a sinus infection im taking Clindmaycin should I be worried?

My cheek bone is kinda swollen I think I have a tooth abcess and I have a sinus infection im taking Clindmaycin should I be worried?

You should: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...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?

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 a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

I had a sinus infection that has left two swollen glands on the back of my neck which are painful, and now I have an enlarged thymis. Causes?

Length of time?: You have not said how long you have had these symptoms. If it is a short time, you likely have an infection with reactive lynphadenopathy which should resolve. Longer time requires you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus infection & swollen glands in neck. Day 2 of zpak. The swollen glands are a pain! How can I help it/make it go away?

Sinus infection & swollen glands in neck. Day 2 of zpak. The swollen glands are a pain! How can I help it/make it go away?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen glands are your lymph nodes doing what they are supposed to be doing, helping you eradicate the infection and kill the organisms causing it. You do not want to make them go away, even if you could, and you cannot. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection for 7 days now I'm having ear pain and neck feels swollen should I see a doctor?

Yes!: If you are currently on antibiotics for the sinus infection, they will probably treat the ear infection too, but you may need a different antibiotic. You should at least call the doc who prescribed the antibiotics to ask if they need to see you again. If you are not on medication yet, you should get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sick last week w/ mild flu/sinus infection symptoms. Sweated out 1 night. From the beginning, I've had this raised sore in crease of upper lip/gum.?

Sick last week w/ mild flu/sinus infection symptoms. Sweated out 1 night. From the beginning, I've had this raised sore in crease of upper lip/gum.?

Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2. . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...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?

Could be Neck: It's good you had sinuses and eyes checked. You may want to have a chiropractor check your upper neck as an irritated brain stem, can over stimulate cranial nerves to face and eyes, causing twitching. This is often seen with those who slept funny, torticollis, and motor vehicle accidents, whiplash. ...Read more

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Feel like I'm getting a sinus infection face, head hurt, nose is swollen on left side, lip is swollen, face feels hot and puffy n sore? What can I do?

Allergy/infection: You are describing symptoms that could be due to allergy or to a sinus infection. Taking an anti-histamine like Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or Zyrtec (not all 3) will help allergy a lot, and maybe help sinus infection a little. If you have a fever, chills and/or sweats then sinus infection is more likely. If symptoms don't clear up with an anti-histamine, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Could be: Could be one or the other or both. If you have an infected tooth it will need specific dental treatment, not just pills. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more

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I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

I have two swollen glands in my neck and an enlarged thymus from a sinus infection a year ago. I'm seeking a diagnosis w/ my doctor. Possible causes?

Unrelated: The enlarged thymus is not related to a sinus infection. Enlarged lymph nodes may also not be related to an infection a year ago. You need to have those symptoms checked for other causes. ...Read more

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Have deviated septum, I get alot sinus infection, but recently getting swollen feeling and block ears in both ears, take sprays never had ear problem, when I had sinus infection so what does this mean and what shall I do?

Have deviated septum, I get alot sinus infection, but recently getting swollen feeling and block ears in both ears, take sprays never had ear problem, when I had sinus infection so what does this mean and what shall I do?

See an ENT: See an ENT to get a good history and exam including a fiberoptic nasal endoscopy. You may need a CT scan of your sinuses. Allergy testing might be warranted. Then, you can sit down with the doctor and go over your options of medications, allergy immunotherapy, and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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My husband has a bad sinus infection and cant take off work to get to the doctor. He has it since last week and his throat is raw and swollen?

Live consult: Let him talk to one of our physician via live consult, he can call any time we are available 24/7
he can described his symptoms, answered the physician questions, and the physician will be able to prescribed medication to your pharmacy on record.
good luck ...Read more

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Recent sinus infection. Ct scan shows swollen lymph node on right side of neck. Could these be related?

Yes: Yes any type of upper respiratory infection can lead to swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If the lymph node is over 1.5 cm then should see an ENT specialist to get it checked. ...Read more

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Woke up with the area near my uvula and throat swollen and painful. No tonsils, no fever, just got over a cold and sinus infection. What could this be?

Woke up with the area near my uvula and throat swollen and painful. No tonsils, no fever, just got over a cold and sinus infection. What could this be?

Sore throat: Most likely still related to recent sinus infection and URI. Post nasal drainage could be the culprit. Possibly need antibiotics if something like this persists. ...Read more

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Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Yes: Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infection. Please get the infection taken care of. ...Read more

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3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

Could be either, or?: You are correct in presuming that typically swollen lymph nodes are due to an infection nearby. Bacterial infections may be more likely to cause this than viral, but both can do it. Laryngeal/throat infection more likely to cause than higher up sinuses. Watch these glands. If they don't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have your doctor examine you. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes are tumor, not infection. ...Read more

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My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

Since: Since this is only a couple of days old, it be a viral infection. If symptoms get worse over the next few days, or if they do not improve by a week, then you may want to go to the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more