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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Can allergies and chronic sinusitis cause excessive post nasal drip and swollen neck glands for 8 weeks? In sched for sinus surgery in 2 months.

Can allergies and chronic sinusitis cause excessive post nasal drip and swollen neck glands for 8 weeks? In sched for sinus surgery in 2 months.

Yes: Both conditions can cause your problem. Do note that sinus surgery would help if you have obstruction at the sinus openings. Else you should consult an allergist prior to undergoing the surgery. ...Read more

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I had sinus surgery & still have congestion & coughing. Now I have a sore neck & tingly feet help!

I  had sinus surgery & still have congestion & coughing. Now I have a sore neck & tingly feet help!

Pain : Does the pain shoot to thighs and calf. Is it electrical shooting pain ? It could be nerve irritation from too much cough. ...Read more

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Swollen painful neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. ?

Swollen painful  neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat. 
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Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics without delay. Sounds like it's time for a trip to the doctor. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Yes: Sinus issues can cause a myriad of symptoms which so it's important that you go to your doctors to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus surgery in 3 days. All sinuses are packed, and I need some areas widened. I'm very scared, is recovery painful?

I'm having sinus surgery in 3 days. All sinuses are packed, and I need some areas widened. I'm very scared, is recovery painful?

Depends on technique: There are a variety of techniques used. GENEALLY the pain is similar to a bad bout of sinusitis to which you have likely become accustomed. This will be due to congestion and swelling shortly after surgery but should improve within 7-10 days with relief thereafter ...Read more

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Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Yes: The most painful part of the sinus surgery is actually the surgery to the septum Ask your doctor if you are going to have septoplasty (surgery to fix your deviated septum). If yes, then it could be very painful. Also, are you having balloon sinus surgery? if yes, this is less painful . ...Read more

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I have sinus infection and am on my 2nd rd of amox. My neck glands are extremely uncomfortable. Is this a normal part of the sinus infection?

I have sinus infection and am on my 2nd rd of amox. My neck glands are extremely uncomfortable. Is this a normal part of the sinus infection?

Viral: A viral infection is suggested as the cause of the neck gland symptoms and this type of infection is not affected by antibiotics and usually just runs its course. If you have a bacterial sinus infection following a head cold, Amoxicillin may not be effective and a stronger antibiotic like avellox or Levaquin (levofloxacin) may be needed. Discuss this with your physician if your sinusitis doesn't improve. ...Read more

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3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

Could be either, or?: You are correct in presuming that typically swollen lymph nodes are due to an infection nearby. Bacterial infections may be more likely to cause this than viral, but both can do it. Laryngeal/throat infection more likely to cause than higher up sinuses. Watch these glands. If they don't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have your doctor examine you. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes are tumor, not infection. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more