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Doctor insights on: Sinus Needle Puncture

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 had a dental sinus lift that needed about 12 deep needle injections to keep the area numb. How can this many be avoided next time? Thank-you.

Injections or: Unfortunately sometimes this happens. Because so many injections were needed this past time does not mean that would always be the case. There are lots of factors that could have required multiple injections. Another option, although I do not recommend it unless essential is the possibility of oral or IV sedation if available. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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The top of my scalp feels like a mild burning sensation along with pins and needles. It just started recently. Should note I'm having sinus issues?

The top of my scalp feels like a mild burning sensation along with pins and needles. It just started recently. Should note I'm having sinus issues?

Need details: If the area that is tingling involves more of the forehead to the scalp which is to the hairline region and no further then, the sinus problem may be related. If you're referring to the entire REST of the top of the head behind the hairline all the way back you may have irritation of a nerve root. If you'd like to send more info. To www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi I can help either by email or consult ...Read more

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Had sinus endoscopy without anaesthetic and it was very painful (like a needle being jabbed up my nose) -is that normal? Is anaesthetic normally used?

Had sinus endoscopy without anaesthetic and it was very painful (like a needle being jabbed up my nose) -is that normal? Is anaesthetic normally used?

Sinus Surgery: Hello, in my practice, the choice of which anesthesia depends on which procedure is performed. Typically, I use a topical anesthesia first then I inject another anesthetic before the procedure. I also will have my patients premedicate with valium and percocet. This is my protocol for in office balloon sinuplasty. ...Read more

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Started mercilon and clarithromycin for sinus in 4/26. Started getting tingly, pins and needles feel on toes when walking last night and today. Related? Nothing else has changed

Started mercilon and clarithromycin for sinus in 4/26. Started getting tingly, pins and needles feel on toes when walking last night and today. Related? Nothing else has changed

Intriguing: Certainly is possible. I would stop the Clarithromycin now. Use steam to encourage drainage. Make sure you r well hydrated and well nourished. See if the pins/needles goes away in a day or so. If not, see you doc. Btw, most sinus infections do not require antibiotics. Time, drainage, Ibuprofen is generally all you need. Avoid the ill effects of the antibiotics. Http://www. Choosingwisely. Org. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me celeston soluspan 6mg/ml to the hip for sinus infection. Both my arms and knees feel like pins and needles is that normal?

My doctor gave me celeston soluspan 6mg/ml to the hip for sinus infection. Both my arms and knees feel like pins and needles is that normal?

See details: I doubt that the pins and needles are related to the injection. However, that med is a weird choice as it is a combination of soluble and insoluble corticosteroids. I would not personally use it to treat sinusitis. ...Read more

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What is a sinus puncture?

What is a sinus puncture?

Small opening: A small opening is made into sinus either through the mouth via the maxillary gums (above them) or through the nose. Usually done to aspirate fluid or get a culture. ...Read more

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What causes a root canal to puncture a sinus?

What causes a root canal to puncture a sinus?

Sinus: Upper back molar teeth can often have roots which protrude into the maxillary sinus cavity, in the upper jaw and cheekbone. A root canal in an upper back molar tooth could result in a tiny opening into the sinus or filling material in the sinus cavity. If you're concerned about it, return to see the dentist who performed the root canal and discuss it. You may need to see an endodontist. ...Read more

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Is a sinus puncture dangerous or harmful? Should it be done in many sessions? Can I stop treatment once started? Sinus feels tender after two sessions

Not recommended....: Sinus puncture is usually used for research and not as a treatment. You definitely should stop the treatment and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to I believe sinus drainage I have heard that a simple saline spray is good. Can I make thus myself?

What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to I believe sinus drainage I have heard that a simple saline spray is good. Can I make thus myself?

Salt water washes: Buy one of the squirt bottle kits with the ready-made packets. Buy a gallon or two of distilled water. Use it twice per day. Huge difference! ...Read more

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My tooth is at risk of puncturing my sinus cavity. Side of face hurts, what's the worst that could happen? I went to local dentist at the va clinic, and they said they could not pull my tooth because of my sinus cavity. So they referred me to a surgeon in

My tooth is at risk of puncturing my sinus cavity. Side of face hurts, what's the worst that could happen? I went to local dentist at the va clinic, and they said they could not pull my tooth because of my sinus cavity. So they referred me to a surgeon in

Sorry: Sorry to hear about your situation. It is common practice for a dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon for extraction if they feel that complications are possible that they may not be able to handle. On that note the fact that the surgeon cannot see you for a month is concerning. I would call your dentist and ask for another referral or call some oral surgeons in your area to take the tooth out sooner. I would also call you dentist and ask for an antibiotic to prevent infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have sinus behind my ear drum (right ear) due to valvsa manoeuver. Can it be dried with medicine, my doc says he will puncture my ear drum nd remove?

I have sinus behind my ear drum (right ear) due to valvsa manoeuver. Can it be dried with medicine, my doc says he will puncture my ear drum nd remove?

OK if ENT specialist: U need 2 b eval by an ent. If this is who has rec. The procedure ok, not anyone else should make this decision. I assume u mean inner ear fluid.? Scuba. ...Read more

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1 week ago I was hospitalised with viral meningitis this was diagnosed with a lumbar puncture. A ct showed minimal sinus disease. Is that the cause?

1 week ago I was hospitalised with viral meningitis this was diagnosed with a lumbar puncture. A ct showed minimal sinus disease. Is that the cause?

Separate issue: Viral meningitis generally originate from germs (virus) that enters through your digestive tract. Once in the blood they go where they choose, which for you was the meninges. The sinus irritation is a separate issue & could be as simple as allergies or some other problem. ...Read more

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After punctured sinus during rt canal, does puncture wound ever heal? 3 mnths since. Still cough up green phlegm & sore cheek. How to rid infection?

After punctured sinus during rt canal, does puncture wound ever heal? 3 mnths since. Still cough up green phlegm & sore cheek. How to rid infection?

May need antibiotics: You may have an oral-antral fistula (communication between the oral cavity and the maxillary sinus). You refer to a 3 month period with associated signs of infection. This may indicate a need for antibiotic therapy such as oral administration of penicillin-like antibiotics. The quiescence of infection may help the communication to heal and close. If it still persists you may need surgical closure. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. And it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic?

I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. And it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Every time I bend over, for the past year, and following a lumbar puncture, I hear a loud thump of fluid in one ear. Do I have a CSF leak? It's not sinus or allergy related I've ruled that out.

Every time I bend over, for the past year, and following a lumbar puncture, I hear a loud thump of fluid in one ear. Do I have a CSF leak? It's not sinus or allergy related I've ruled that out.

Middle ear: The symptom you describe sounds like an issue with fluid in your middle ear, and is unlikely to be related to your prior lumbar puncture. You may want to get a doctor to examine your ear. ...Read more

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What steps are taken after someone's eye is punctured by a needle?

What steps are taken after someone's eye is punctured by a needle?

Depends who's punct: Uring the eye. If the retinologist is doing it, it will be self sealing and cause little problem. If it's traumatically induced, that's a problem if the needle is not sterile. See your eye doctor if this happens quickly to save vision. ...Read more

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What steps are taken to treat a person whose eye was punctured by a needle?

Ophthalmologist Exam: If the puncture is with a clean needle and there is no fluid leaking from the eye then antibiotic eyedrops and observation to make sure there is no infection is probably all that is necessary. The treatment also depends an where the needle penetrated the globe.
Leaking wounds or wounds with dirty of vegetative wounds (i.e. Cactus thorn) probably need surgical closure and intraocular antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am an intern medical technologist and yesterday I was extracting a patient and accidentally puncture myself on the needle and I eventually test the?

I am an intern medical technologist and yesterday I was extracting a patient and accidentally puncture myself on the needle and I eventually test the?

Please let your: Employer/ educator know about the blood stick now. Always report on the job injuries - it is especially important with a blood stick as there are specific protocols for this at each facility. ...Read more

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Wrist hurts after being punctured by needle 4 1/2 hours ago. What should I do?

Wrist hurts after being punctured by needle 4 1/2 hours ago. What should I do?

Don't know: The depth of the puncture wound or if the needle was new or old/ dirty. Don't know if the wrist is becoming red or swollen. Don't know when your last tetanus shot was. With all these unknown variables, the most prudent choice would be so seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my finger this bump looks clear and is hard. I feel like it could be punctured with a needle but not sure.?

I have a hard bump on my finger this bump looks clear and is hard. I feel like it could be punctured with a needle but not sure.?

Mucous cyst: If on dorsal finger just prox. To nail it is a mucous cyst originating from the DIP joint. Do not puncture this as you will cause a septic joint. If cyst painful and will not go away I would excise the ganglion, a simple operation. Mucous cyst is the same as a ganglion only at the finger DIP joint ...Read more

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Is it normal for a sewing needle foot puncture wound to take a long time to heal?

Is it normal for a sewing needle foot puncture wound to take a long time to heal?

Depends on a lot: Is the needle or portion of it in your foot? An infection can cause delayed healing and pain. Did you have a tetanus shot in last 5 years? Are you diabetic? Those with poor ciculation or immunocompomised will have delayed or no healing.

By the way, how long has it been? An uncomplicated stick from a needle if cared for properly in a healthy person should heal within 10 to n14 days. ...Read more

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Can I get infection if med student made lots of small puncture wounds on back of wrist with same IV needle?

Can I get infection if med student made lots of small puncture wounds on back of wrist with same IV needle?

Potentially yes.: A needle can become contaminated after the first use. Any subsequent use whether accidental or intentional can lead to many types of infections. Usually only skin related contamination occurs, however, transmission of viruses, i.e., hiv, hepc, etc, is possible. The larger the size of the needle, the greater the risk. Needles should never be shared. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?

Can I get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?

HIV: Hiv can be transmitted through needles and syringes contaminated with infected blood. Hiv may survive for up to four weeks in syringes after hiv-infected blood has been drawn up into the syringe and then flushed out. ...Read more

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I feel pinching and itching at site of healing at minor puncture wound of boils with my home sewing needle. Redness is decreasing. Normal?

I feel pinching and itching at site of healing at minor puncture wound of boils with my home sewing needle. Redness is decreasing. Normal?

Maybe: If the redness is decreasing, it's probably getting better. I wouldn't be surprised if the boil recurs, though. ...Read more

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Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay.?

Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay.?

Needs followup: Did you receive a Spinal Anesthetic, or was it a diagnostic lumbar puncture? Please follow up with the physician who performed the procedure, the presence of the pins and needles is a concern. ...Read more