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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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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Sinus pain with no congestion only at night. What could be the cause?

Sinus pain with no congestion only at night. What could be the cause?

Depends: You might have sinusitis. If an isolated ethmoid sinus or frontal-sinus or sphenoid sinus becomes obstructed or infected it can cause pain even with no other sx. Clues are one sided pain, worse when you lean head down low, pain that responds to antibiotics. Other mechanical problems can cause this. Go see a Doctor. ...Read more

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Cold, congestion, sinus pain 1 week. Now better, but 2nd bout of it in 2 months. Got better without meds both times. Normal to get viruses so often?

Cold, congestion, sinus pain 1 week. Now better, but 2nd bout of it in 2 months. Got better without meds both times. Normal to get viruses so often?

Yes: Particularly this time of year. However, it is not unreasonable to explore potential causes of chronic rhinitis (allergy, irritant exposure, nasal polyps etc) which can cause you to be prone to worsened symptoms with an acute viral infection. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural, at home remedy for sinus pain caused by congestion?

Anyone know what is a natural, at home remedy for sinus pain caused by congestion?

Steam, saline: Steam will give you temporary decongestion, nasal saline spray, or nasal irrigation will likely help as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have congestion. My eye waters with some sinus pain. What's wrong with me?

What to do if I have congestion. My eye waters with some sinus pain. What's wrong with me?

Blocked tear duct: If it is all on one side only you may have some tear duct blockage on the involved side. You may have some sinus disease and congestion contributing to that. See am ENT and eye care provider. ...Read more

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Can tension headaches cause sinus pain and congestion? Went to dr and have no sinus infection. Sinus congestion is always worse when I'm tense

Can tension headaches cause sinus pain and congestion? Went to dr and have no sinus infection. Sinus congestion is always worse when I'm tense

Consider seeing: an ENT doctor. He/she specializes in this combo of sinus pain and headache. Your doc can make a referral. There is a natural nasal spray called XLEAR that may be useful also. Peace and good health. Some folks prefer the use of a neti pot to cleanse nasal passages. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have a stone in my salivary duct? I have had chronic sinus pain, congestion, rashes and migraines, all clear blood tests

How could i tell if I have a stone in my salivary duct? I have had chronic sinus pain, congestion, rashes and migraines, all clear blood tests

See an ENT: Salivary duct stone should not be related to sinus pain, rashes, or migraines, but you should see an ENT doctor to examine you for stones. Some are evident on physical exam by palpation and others may be visible on a ct scan. Usually ductal stones lead to salivary gland infections, swelling, or pain. ...Read more

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8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

There : There are a few things you can do to treat a cold caused by an upper respiratory virus. - voice rest - probably the best thing you can do for a sore throat and raspy voice. - drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated - hot tea with honey and lemon - chicken noodle soup - our grandmas were right! research shows that chicken noodle soup is very helpful in treating a cold. - or just a spoon-full of honey - honey has been shown to be as effective a cough suppressant as many over the counter medications - inhale steam from a shower or cool mist from a vaporizer - Acetaminophen and/or Ibuprofen can help with inflammation and throat, ear and sinus pain symptoms from a cold virus should start to improve after a few days. If it does not, of if she gets worse or has any difficulty breathing, call her doctor. You should also call her doctor if the sore throat worsens (could be strep) or if her ear pain worsens (ear infection) or for any new fevers or rash. ...Read more

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Just a sinus infection? 3 nights of 103-104 fever plus SEVERE headache, sweats, face/head swelling, sinus pain/pressure (no congestion), body aches.

Just a sinus infection? 3 nights of 103-104 fever plus SEVERE headache, sweats, face/head swelling, sinus pain/pressure (no congestion), body aches.

Get evaluated: Fevers above 102 are serious, go to ER or your doctor for evaluation. You should have blood work, imaging, possible spinal tap and treatments. Take family with you to assist with communication and support. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more