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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?
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
Is it possible that pilonidal sinus just inflames but does not drains or has pus in it? If yes, what is the further step?
YES: Monitor for infection and if draining, it will require surgical evacuation and correction. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pilonidal sinus cyst removed a year ago. The scar gets 'pimple like' heads with a lot of pus and weeps. Causes a rash & discomfort.
Recurrence: Sounds like a recurrence. This happens. See your surgeon. ...Read more
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
Bloody light-yellow or brownish pus from one nostril after ongoing (5 mo.) sinus infection. What could cause this? Feel like infection almost gone.
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
I woke up this morning and my vision is a little blurry. I am thinking it's sinus drainage? Could it be serious?
Not serious: Sinus drainage has nothing to do with. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
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
I have thrown up mucus the other day and had no other symptoms. Could it be from the sinus drainage?
Yes: And since it has not been recurrent no need to worry. ...Read more
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
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
Hello, my husband has been having severe sinus drainage. It is brown and flows like water constantly. It also smells like rotting flesh. What is it?
Infection: Sounds like you are describing an infection that likely needs antibiotics. Contact a physician for follow up. ...Read more
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
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
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
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