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I am experiencing drainage or pus with sinus infection and if I tilt my head to the right a lot of drainage will come out that's yellow and thin?

I am experiencing drainage or pus with sinus infection and if I tilt my head to the right a lot of drainage will come out that's yellow and thin?

See your doctor: For assessment and probably Rx medications, meanwhile, use saline washes frequently to help clear the nasal passages and drain your sinuses by opening up the draining pores of the sinuses into the nasal cavity, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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've got a maxillary sinus cyst but my gum is swollen and pus and blood is coming from it why?

I've got a maxillary sinus cyst but my gum is swollen and pus and blood is coming from it why?

See Oral surgeon: You may have some other oral issues, not necessarily related to the cyst. But impossible to determine without a history, xrays and exam ...Read more

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Saw pcp today about pus on tonsil she is not worried, and said I have sinusitis too. This worried me though. Could the pus have traveled to my sinus? No fever and limited pain. No typical abscess sympt

Saw pcp today about pus on tonsil she is not worried, and said I have sinusitis too. This worried me though. Could the pus have traveled to my sinus? No fever and limited pain. No typical abscess sympt

Sinusitis: Bacterial infections in the upper respiratory tract can involve multiple different areas, and the sinuses are not excluded. Fever is actually uncommon with sinusitis, but this is usually diagnosed clinically and would trust your doctor. She is obviously aware of the issues and treating you based on her findings. Good luck and clear up soon. ...Read more

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When do I become concrened about strep worsening? I acquired strep while on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Returned to the dr, and was placed on cefzolin. Pain has increased and pus has multiplied. Should I call them again or wait? I'm beginning t

When do I become concrened about strep worsening? I acquired strep while on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. Returned to the dr, and was placed on cefzolin. Pain has increased and pus has multiplied. Should I call them again or wait? I'm beginning t

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can take 2 days to take effect. If fevers worsen, it may be time for another check. Some throat infections can look like strep, was it swabbed? I would at least call the doctor to give an update, and they may think you should go back for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic dental fistula for 1yr caused by tooth extraction, hole in sinus closed now, no sinus symptoms. 2 failed ops. Still pus draining. Any ideas?

Chronic dental fistula for 1yr caused by tooth extraction, hole in sinus closed now, no sinus symptoms. 2 failed ops. Still pus draining. Any ideas?

Infection present: Neutrophils or certain white blood cells are the first line of defense against infection. This makes up most of the pus you see. You most likely still have infection present. Whether it is from dying bone or residual tooth root, or a consistent draining from the sinus. I wouldn't be able to tell with out an x-ray. If you have pus draining it could be from another tooth. ...Read more

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What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: A number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

Sinus drainage: For patients that present with constant sinus problems and no medications seem to help, I usually consider imaging - looking for polyps or other sinus anatomical problems. I also like to get the input of an ENT (ear nose throat) doctor, and perhaps an allergist. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Chronic sinus drainage?

Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, I can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read more

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Why do I cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Why do I cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Irritation: The drainage down the back of your throat causes irritation that your body wants to get rid of leading to your cough reflex. ...Read more

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Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends...If your sinus drainage is not infected or excessive, you may very well not even notice it at all. However, if it is infected or excessive or caused by allergies, you may certainly smell or even taste it. If your mucous is also thick because of being a little dry, this can cause the mucous to collect into a mucous plug or ball and these, too, can be easier to smell or taste. ...Read more

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What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

Cough due to sinus: You can use delsym for the cough. For the post nasal drip, try sudafed 1 to 2 tabs three times a day. If you have high blood pressure try 1 pill instead of two. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in LPR or true sinus drainage?

Great question: This is a question my students and ENT residents ask all the time. Sometimes the difference on exam is subtle. They both can cause laryngeal edema, cobblestoning, hoarseness, & excess mucus. Lpr patients may have a little more erythema and hyperactive gag than simple drainage. If a patient has definite nasal allergies and LPR symptoms, it can be tough to differentiate. I may need to treat both. ...Read more

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I don't know whether I have sinus or hayfever lm bother with drainage what's good for that?

I don't know whether I have sinus or hayfever lm bother with drainage what's good for that?

Saline: Saline rinses can help both. Follow instructions and use distilled water (or boiled then cooled). Avoid dry heat in winter. See an allergist if continues. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad sinus drainage after I drink something cold?

Why do I get bad sinus drainage after I drink something cold?

Well...: Cold drinks tend to shrink the nasal membrane and thereby allowing your sinus to drain when the obstruction is removed.
Exposure to cold air can also trigger the vagus nerve in the nose to produce drainage- a condition known as skier's nose.
I must admit however that I have not seen such association among my patients and thus the comments are just an educated guess. ...Read more

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My 14 month old daughter has the worst sinus drainage she chokes on it all the time is there something I can give her specifically to clear sinus?

Possible allergies: You might use saline nose drops several times daily. Also use vaporizer. Because of her symptoms you might consider taking her to an allergist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing sinus drainage for a couple of weeks now. I went to a minute clinic and received some medication, but did not finish the?

Hi, I have been experiencing sinus drainage for a couple of weeks now. I went to a minute clinic and received some medication, but did not finish the?

You did not finish?: I am guessing you did not finish the medication now if you are feeling good no more drainage great if you still having drainage then make sure you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg at bed time use OTC saline nasal spray and eat local honey hope that is helpful thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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Can pet hair and cigarette smoke cause sinus drainage?

Can pet hair and cigarette smoke cause sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: Pet hair is a strong allergen and can provoke significant sinus drainage and congestion. Cigarette smoke also can act as an allergen but has a direct irritative effect to the nasal mucosa and can cause drainage as well. Both of these can cause significant drainage. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage make you feel like you have heartburn?

Can sinus drainage make you feel like you have heartburn?

Possibly: It could cause difficulty swallowing, pain in the throat and coughing. This would probably be likely to be a problem if you were lying flat. ...Read more

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I lost my voice and have severe sinus drainage are they related?

I lost my voice and have severe sinus drainage are they related?

Possible: Severe post-nasal drainage, either from nasal allergy, viral rhinitis or rhino-sinusitis can produce a voice disorder by producing inflammation of the vocal folds. The resulting inflammation is almost always viral. So yes, the infected mucus drainage down the back of the throat can contaminate both the larynx and the bronchi. ...Read more

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How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

See your surgeon: Have your surgeon check inside with an endoscope in the office to make sure all is well. Sometimes drainage persists or recurs from other causes, like allergies. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more