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Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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 pressure, runny and stuffy nose. Using simply saline. I feel lightheaded and faint at times. Should I see my dr?

Sinus pressure, runny and stuffy nose. Using simply saline. I feel lightheaded and faint at times. Should I see my dr?

Yes: Yes you should . If you are having s flue or a cold or even asker give reaction . You need hydration to fight it. Most of us are well behind in our hydration in normal circumstances . When we get sick we feel it.hydrate yourself well by drinking combination of water, Gatorade , and juices 6-8 bottles a day in winter.8-10 in summer.try to build on your hydration and see how you feel ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic headache, sinus pressure and stuffy nose?

What do you advise if I have chronic headache, sinus pressure and stuffy nose?

Allergy: Your symptoms are classic allergy symptoms. The headaches are certainly related to pressure in your sinuses.
Inhaled cortisone + antihistamine rx. May be helpful. You may also need a short term dose ot oral steroids. ...Read more

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Best medicine for sinus pressure stuffy nose and Achiness?

Best medicine for sinus pressure stuffy nose and Achiness?

Sinus pressure: Strange as it may sound I think you would get best advice from your local pharmacy - they are really well trained and will look after you.
Go today if possible. ...Read more

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Is it true that sinus pressure have to come with a stuffy nose?

Is it true that sinus pressure have to come with a stuffy nose?

No: You can have sinus pressure without having a stuffy nose. The sinuses are nothing more than air spaces with in the bones of some of your skull. They could be filled with fluid or infected without the congestion of the nasal passage ways which would cause them to feel excessive pressure and possibly pain. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...Read more

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I've have a runny,stuffy nose,itchy eyes,ear fulness,sinus pressure & mucus that ranges from white, to light yellow & tired.What's going on? Remedies?

I've have a runny,stuffy nose,itchy eyes,ear fulness,sinus pressure & mucus that ranges from white, to light yellow & tired.What's going on? Remedies?

Allergies: The symptoms described are most consistent with an allergy. Based on the info provided it is hard to say what to. Best remedy is to avoid whatever it is that you are allergic to. Outside of that nasal irrigation with a Neti pot or other device is helpful as are antihistamine medications like diphenhydramine, loratadine, and cetirizine. ...Read more

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Bad cold, started w/ sore throat, stuffy nose, sinus pressure. Now slight shortness of breath along w sinus pressure. I take BP meds, what can I take?

Bad cold, started w/ sore throat, stuffy nose, sinus pressure. Now slight shortness of breath along w sinus pressure. I take BP meds, what can I take?

Nasal irrigation.: Sounds like you have a bad virus! start with a neti pot or nasal saline irrigation. It sounds weird but works great to clear up the nasal congestion. It's all natural and won't affect the blood pressure! you can also add in some Ibuprofen for the sinus pressure. Give it 5-7 days and if still no improvement, see your doc. Most of the time antibiotics don't work for sinus infections. ...Read more

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Sick for week now pretty much the same feverish sinus pressure pain feels like face is pounding VERY stuffy nose and cough very lethargic sore throat?

Sick for week now pretty much the same feverish sinus pressure pain feels like face is pounding VERY stuffy nose and cough very lethargic sore throat?

Viruses stink: Most sinus infections in children and adults are viral pathogens. It's not uncommon for symptoms to last 4-5+ weeks. I'd talk to your doctor about ways to decrease some of the symptoms. Can be as easy as DayQuil or if appropriate, I will prescribe a cough syrup (eg Tussionex) with an intranasal steroid (eg, Nasonex) and/or Chloraseptic Max Cough drops (they have 2 numbing agents in them). G'luck! ...Read more

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Hard to breathe, stuffy nose sinus pressure, pain, sore throat swollen glands,black&gray specs in mucus a throat swab done it was negative idont smoke?

Hard to breathe, stuffy nose sinus pressure, pain, sore throat swollen glands,black&gray specs in mucus a throat swab done it was negative idont smoke?

Virus: This has all the characteristics of a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in a week or so and doesn't require antibiotics unless symptoms persist over 7 to 10 days or worsen instead of showing gradual improvement. Treatment consists of gargling with warm salt water,TYLENOL,decongestant tablets or nasal spray if you can use them. Inhaling steam drains the sinuses. ...Read more

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I have a runny and stuffy nose at the same time. Other symptoms, sinus pressure and headache. I just had a cold last month, could it be another cold?

I have a runny and stuffy nose at the same time.  Other symptoms, sinus pressure and headache. I just had a cold last month, could it be another cold?

R/O SINUSITIS : Yes you should rest irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. And avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. If SX persist get CT SCAN OF SINUSES TO R/O polyp ...Read more

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I have re accruing sinus problems. Stuffy nose , sinus headache, sinus pressure above my right eye. I had this problem last summer. What can I do ?

I have re accruing sinus problems. Stuffy nose , sinus headache, sinus pressure above my right eye. I had this problem last summer. What can I do ?

See an allergist: Three types of treatment:
1. Avoid what you are exposed to. You need to get skin tested to identify what to avoid.
2. Medicines usually help if it is an allergy.
3. Allergy shots would be an option if meds fail. ...Read more

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Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.

Yes: Sure that doesn't doing completely unreasonable- you could have maxillary or frontal sinusitis and this may not necessarily affect your nasal passage or make you stuffy . Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure indicate dental infection? No pain in teeth or gums, but also no stuffy nose. Endo said no, but not convinced. History of infection

Can sinus pressure indicate dental infection? No pain in teeth or gums, but also no stuffy nose. Endo said no, but not convinced. History of infection

ENT evaluation: Did you see an ENT ? Were the sinus cavities evaluated with diagnostic tools, such as radiographs? Contact ENT for a complete evaluation if the dental outcome is negative. Due to the close proximity of maxillary roots, many times sinus problems are really dental. ...Read more

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I have presented with headache sore/dry throat, sinus pressure, and a stuffy or sometimes runny nose. What can i take ?

I have presented with headache sore/dry throat, sinus pressure, and a stuffy or sometimes runny nose. What can i take
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Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth.* Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. * Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure, stuffed nose, headache, been having this for about a week, taken antihistamines, pseudophedrine, nasal spray, none works?

I have sinus pressure, stuffed nose, headache, been having this for about a week, taken antihistamines,  pseudophedrine, nasal spray, none works?

Poss infection: While these symptoms could be allergy, the fact that you have not had relief with medications suggests that it is time to see the doctor. These symptoms could also indicate a sinus infection. An allergist can help sort this out and determine what you are allergic to and help determine a treatment plan for better relief. ...Read more

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How can an acupressure massage cause a stuffy nose and sinus pain?

How can  an acupressure massage cause a stuffy nose and sinus pain?

Head position?: I have not seen cases where acupuncture or acupressure have caused this type of problem. However, if a person is lying on their abdomen on a regular exam table with face cradled in arms - it can exacerbate sense of congestion. Both acupressure and acupuncture treatments can help sinus pain & congestion. ...Read more

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How come i wake up every morning with sinus congestion/stuffy nose/puffy face?

How come i wake up every morning with sinus congestion/stuffy nose/puffy face?

Typical allergy: The fact that you wake up with these symptoms suggests there is something in the bedroom triggering this-stuffed animal, carpet, dust mites, etc.
Consult internet for advice on a dust free room. ...Read more

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Day 1: sinus pain, nausea, and a stuffy nose. Day 2: same things as day 1, but in more severe form + pimples on forehead no fever. What could this be?

Day 1: sinus pain, nausea, and a stuffy nose. Day 2: same things as day 1, but in more severe form + pimples on forehead no fever. What could this be?

Virus?: Possible that you have picked up some type of a virus. There are a lot of varieties going around now that's can make you feel pretty bad. The pimples might be coincidence unless you were sweating! ...Read more

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It's been 4 days since I got sick stuffy nose sinus pain sore throat swollen glands body aches when is this going to end I feel like I'm getting worse?

It's been 4 days since I got sick stuffy nose sinus pain sore throat swollen glands body aches when is this going to end I feel like I'm getting worse?

Acute viral URI: This is usually self-limited and seldom lasts longer than 5-7 days. If this persists and is not improving suggest you go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I had a cold a week ago today now i have bright thin neon yellow mucus with blood in it any ideas? Nose is dry and stuffy a little sinus pressure also

I had a cold a week ago today now i have bright thin neon yellow mucus with blood in it any ideas? Nose is dry and stuffy a little sinus pressure also

Maybe sinus infectio: This can happen if a cold spreads to the sinuses. Despite the commonly held belief you do NOT need antibiotics for a sinus infection. It will get better on its own. You can use over the counter decongestant for symptoms or nasal sinus rinses. ...Read more

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Nose stuffy only at night and and in early morning in right nostril only with bright red blood in mucus no nose bleeds with slight sinus pressure?

Nose stuffy only at night and and in early morning in right nostril only with bright red blood in mucus no nose bleeds with slight sinus pressure?

Sounds sinus: The nasal passages get very dry and then with irritation such as blowing hard irritates the nostril andvruptures the small capillaries. Don't be so rough keep the sinus irrigated with steam ...Read more

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No stuffy or runny nose, no fever or sinus pressure but mucus has been in back of throat when i swallow for weeks, throat has been irritated for weeks?

No stuffy or runny nose, no fever or sinus pressure but mucus has been in back of throat when i swallow for weeks, throat has been irritated for weeks?

Look at diet: Sounds like allergies and when you have no other respiratory symptoms, consider food allergy. My first recommendation is to stop dairy as it can increase mucous production.
You could also have a silent sinus issue so if you are not seeing significant improvement off dairy, see your doctor and consider allergy testing. ...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 ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more