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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I am experiencing chest congestion and sinus pain.

I am experiencing chest congestion and sinus pain.

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is a common problem and caused usually by viral infection
It might take few 2 or more weeks to clear up
Dripping of the secretions to the chest might happen and this irritate the throat and causes coughing
You need rest, anti histamine and hot fluids
Lying with head in more sitting position might help reducing the congestion
See your doctor if the condition persists for longer time ...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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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), post nasal drip and sinus pain. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nos...

Sounds like you have: A cold. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, take over the counter decongestants and use analgesics for the discomfort. If your symptoms persist for more than 48-72 hours, see your health care provider for evaluation. ...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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I am experiencing nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through nose, snoring, sinus pain and sciatica. The following also describes me: Gritty o...

I am experiencing nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through nose, snoring, sinus pain and sciatica. The following also describes me: Gritty o...

Gritty & sciatica: I am not sure what gritty means in Tx. Please give more information. Tough to tie sciatica and other symptoms together. Sneezing a lot and pulled back maybe? ...Read more

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My Other is experiencing nasal drainage, nasal congestion (stuffiness), sinus pain and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both).

My Other is experiencing nasal drainage, nasal congestion (stuffiness), sinus pain and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both).

URI: Upper Respiratory Infection, most probably viral, rest as much as you can, fluids, soup, saline nasal washes, and pain killers, if no improvement in two to three days, see doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...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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What is it? I have nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, insomnia, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep), sinus pain, body aches and cough (worsened by: lying down, at night) (quality: with phlegm or

What is it? I have nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, insomnia, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep), sinus pain, body aches and cough (worsened by: lying down, at night) (quality: with phlegm or

How long?: If these symptoms started less than 2 weeks ago, it is likely from the lingering viral infection ongoing in the community. I usually see this infection in patients who have been exposed to young children. If this has been going on for more than a mouth. See doctor to rule out a sinus infection, ...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

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What is sinus congestion?

What is sinus congestion?

Good question!: The answer is basically inflammation but what does that mean? It means that when our nasal passages are exposed to allergens, viruses, bacteria or even environmental changes (weather, altitude), the blood vessels dilate and this alone can cause mild "congestion." With infection or allergies, cells from the immune system are recruited to the area and bring water/fluid to the nasal tissues. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sinus congestion?

Go see an ENT: There are so many causes of nasal congestion that 400 characters can't possibly cover this topic. Go see a specialist. The keys finding out what is causing your congestion: deviated septum, allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, rhinitis. The list goes on.... Someone needs to take a good history and then actually look inside your nasal cavity. That's what we do every day. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's home remady for sinus congestion?

Try sinus rinses: It is a remedy proven effective over 100's of years. You do need to measure the salt concentration carefully to get best results. Neil med makes a kit (called "sinus rinse") at cvs, wal-mart, , walgreens, etc. (i don't own stock in them or anything). ...Read more

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What are some remedies for severe sinus congestion?

OTC treatments: You can use oxymetazoline nasal spray (only use for 3 days), sinus irrigation, and oral decongestants. If you are also having "allergies" during the sinus congestion, otc antihistamines may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What medicine can cure sinus & congestion for a 5 yr?

What medicine can cure sinus & congestion for a 5 yr?

Nothing!!!: There are no medications that will definitively "cure"congestion. Etiology is usually viral or allergic and treatment is usually fluids, making the child comfortable (with a cold). You can also try a decongestant but that, like tylenol, (acetaminophen) is only for symptomatic relief--meaning that the congestion will return when the decongestant wears off. An antihistamine can be used if allergy is the cause. ...Read more

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What're some good at-home remedies for sinus congestion?

What're some good at-home remedies for sinus congestion?

Home Sinus Remedies: Saline nasal flushes, 1 tsp salt per 16 ounces water is a recipe. Burning after use? Add 1/4 tsp baking soda. Many saline flushes are available over the counter. Hot steam from long, hot showers or a wet sauna are also helpful. Over the counter decongestants, such as pseudoephrine also help. Mucinex-d - Guaifenesin may help also. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve sinus congestion caused by a cold?

1 option- Neti pots: Can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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Is it common for sinus congestion to cause a decrease in appetite?

First, diagnosis: Sinus congestion is not as easy to diagnose by the patient as one might think. You may really have nasal congestion. And most causes of nasal congestion are viral infections. Therefore, it is very likely that the overall symptoms of a viral infection may lead to a decrease in appetite. The course of these infections is 7-10 days. If longer, consult you physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

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