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My friend is having serious issues with his sinuses&breathing. His sinuses are draining&he has been coughing&his throat is hurting so bad he can't talk?

My friend is having serious issues with his sinuses&breathing. His sinuses are draining&he has been coughing&his throat is hurting so bad he can't talk?

Check with doc: Your friend needs to be checked out by a doc. Especially if he cannot even talk. Watchful waiting is not an option. He/she may need antimicrobials, nasal steroids or more. Asap. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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Cefdinir 600MG and probiotic sinuses draining into throat, cough up white foamy/slimy green mucus. When I swallow after, hear/feel crackle in throat.

Cefdinir 600MG and probiotic sinuses draining into throat, cough up white foamy/slimy green mucus. When I swallow after, hear/feel crackle in throat.

Take full course: I'd keep going with the cefdinir it until it's all finished. I am not sure how long you've been taking it but if you are on days 1-7, have faith and keep going. If you have any new fever, or are having additional symptoms after one week on meds, that would be time to return to your doc for re-evaluation. You're on a potent antibiotic, so I bet you'll be feeling better soon. Rest and fluids!! ...Read more

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I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w

I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w

A bit more time..: Not sure whether your main complaint was congestion (inability to breathe through the nose) or facial pain/pressure. I's not uncommon for a true sinusitis to take 3 weeks or even more to clear. Saline nasal rinse is always a good choice but if symptoms persist (or worsen) may be time to see your doctor or an ENT. ...Read more

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Can stress and tension in the neck cause sinuses not to drain properly?

Can stress and tension in the neck cause sinuses not to drain properly?

It may be related: Those two are different problems, don't always go together. However if you have a sinus drainage issue with possible sinusitis, i.e., headache, stuffed nose, airways blockade, poor sleep, etc. It may exacerbate or worsen the stress and tension levels. On the other hand, stress and tension if not treated it lowers inmune system and it may prompt you to all kind of infections like sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear, in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.

Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear, in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.

Ear infection: Draining ears are usually indicative of ear infection complication, when middle ear acts like an abscess, which bursts to release the pus, draining out of the ear. It is urgent that you go to your doctor or urgent care by tomorrow for proper diagnosis and treatment with proper antibiotics. Feel better ...Read more

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What is the treatment for itching throat with muscus that drain down to the throat?

Post-nasal drip?: This may well be material draining out of the sinuses, irritating the back of the throat. You might try nasal irrigation with saline, or use of a netti-pot for sinus irrigation. You can get this from your friendly pharmacist otc. Worth a try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can eye drops drain down your throat when put into your eye?

Can eye drops drain down your throat when put into your eye?

Yes: The tear duct drains tears (and potentially eye drops) into the nose, just lateral to the inferior turbinate. From there, drops can run down the back of your nose, into your throat. ...Read more

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Why when I get water up my nose it doesn't drain down my throat.

Why when I get water up my nose it doesn't drain down my throat.

Not a disease: If you can breathe through your nose without problem, the water not going to your throat is not a disease. There is no good to be gained from making water go to your throat from the nose. ...Read more

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My sinuses never seem to drain, only drip down my throat or not at all causing severe pain and pressure. Otc meds haven't been effective.?

My sinuses never seem to drain, only drip down my throat or not at all causing severe pain and pressure. Otc meds haven't been effective.?

Nose spray: You need a nasal spray to control your symptoms, consult your primary and eventually you need to see an allergist to determine your triggers and get adequate long term control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I stop post-nasal drip? I have continual drainage down the back of my throat which causes me to cough. How can I get it to stop? No cold or anything. Good health otherwise. If it wouldn't drain I wouldn't cough. Worse at night as it feels lik

How can I stop post-nasal drip? I have continual drainage down the back of my throat which causes me to cough. How can I get it to stop? No cold or anything. Good health otherwise. If it wouldn't drain I wouldn't cough. Worse at night as it feels lik

Post: Post nasal drip can occur when one has excess drainage or if the natural drainage changes in properties. Irritants and allergens may cause it. It is best to see an ENT (otolaryngologist) who can examine the nose completely. Often rinsing the nose with saline using a squeeze bottle is advised and prescription nasal sprays are used with good success rates. Sometimes allergy testing is a good idea in order to identify hidden allergies. ...Read more

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My sinuses are drying out at night clear down my throat, makes it hard to swallow to the point it wakes me up. I use a humidifier not working. Help, ty

My sinuses are drying out at night clear down my throat, makes it hard to swallow to the point it wakes me up. I use a humidifier not working. Help, ty

Moisturize the nose: This is a dry time of year, and the nose can get really dry (sometimes so dry that it causes nose bleeds!). In addition to a humidifier, other options are using nasal saline spray (not decongestant sprays) and nasal saline gel. Also drinking a lot of water can help. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of draining from my nasal cavity down into my throat and its making my throat sore. Is there anything I can do to stop it?

I'm having a lot of draining from my nasal cavity down into my throat and its making my throat sore. Is there anything I can do to stop it?

See your physician: Drainage down the back of your nasal cavity may be due to allergies or to chronic infection. You should see your physician for an evaluation as to the cause so he/she can provide appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I just realized I have an absess tooth...Thought it was my sinuses. The absess was released and now going down my throat and nose. Is that dangerous?

I just realized I have an absess tooth...Thought it was my sinuses. The absess was released and now going down my throat and nose. Is that dangerous?

Yes: Swallowing bacteria and pus is certainly not healthy and can be dangerous. Please go asap to your dentist. They will want to get you started on some antibiotics to fight the bacterial infection. If you are a holistic thinker, go to your holistic doctor or health store to take some probiotics to restore your flora after you finish your antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Used a 10% janitor ammonia base down shower drain. I think I breathed/inhaled some in. Throat feels uncomfortable slight burn. Should I be concerned?

Used a 10% janitor ammonia base down shower drain. I think I breathed/inhaled some in. Throat feels uncomfortable slight burn. Should I be concerned?

Ans: The fumes can irritate the respiratory system and in worse case cause a mild burning. Get away from those funds and hydrate. Should resolve in a few days ...Read more

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Can you have blood (small amount) drain down your throat and spit out the next morning? Sometimes it brownish I don't have blood in nose. 38 female

Can you have blood (small amount) drain down your throat and spit out the next morning? Sometimes it brownish I don't have blood in nose. 38 female

Blood isn't normal: Blood in your mouth isn't normal. Certainly a little bit of bleeding occurs with flossing, not usually much with brushing teeth. If you're noticing blood in mouth or throat and don't know where it came from, a good exam by an ENT would be best. Mostly to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Tight chest sounds congested in chest hurts to take deep breaths I'm draining down throat but nothing comes out tired?

Tight chest sounds congested in chest hurts to take deep breaths I'm draining down throat but nothing comes out tired?

Respiratory Infectio: I understand your discomfort. Chest hurting when you take deep breath.
Please se see your physician soon for possible respiratory tract infection and treatment. ...Read more

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Can hypothroism be the cause of sinus congestion and mucous that drains down my throat. It causes me to cough all the time. My TSH levelsl are high.

Can hypothroism be the cause of sinus congestion and mucous that drains down my throat. It causes me to cough all the time. My TSH levelsl are high.

It's possible.: Although some patients with hypothyroidism have nasal congestion, one should check for allergies to respiratory particles (like pollen or dust) before deciding that nasal congestion or rhinitis symptoms are merely due to hypothyroidism. On the other hand, if the nasal symptoms pretty much go away after the TSH returns to normal, that would suggest hypothyroidism as the cause or one of the causes. ...Read more

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18 mth old had fever off & on for 2 days w/stuffy nose. Wakes up coughing sometimes til she vomits. Think its draining down throat. Otc meds? Or c doc

18 mth old had fever off & on for 2 days w/stuffy nose. Wakes up coughing sometimes til she vomits. Think its draining down throat. Otc meds? Or c doc

See the doctor: In view of her young age, I would consider sinus infection, tonsillitis, strept throat, and adenoiditis to be on the safe side. Thus strept throat will be excluded and her ear will be checked to make sure she does not have otitis mediai. ...Read more

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I have a encephalocele from a hole in my tegmen. After flying I have salty water draining down my throat and worsening headache/dizziness ear pain?

I have a encephalocele from a hole in my tegmen. After flying I have salty water draining down my throat and worsening headache/dizziness ear pain?

Headache: Your story doesn't sound right. Do you mean tagmen Tympani? You have brain protruding into the middle ear space (encephalocele)?, are you suggesting you have CSF leak and given this condition you have been flying? Does your doctor know that? I suggest you contact your neurologist and go to ER immediately. In the meantime, do not blow your nose and if you cough or sneeze, do it with your mouth open ...Read more

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Have severe sinus infect. Taking 600mg Cefdinik daily. Big adenoids, Bloody nose down throat, rust smell, scratchy throat. Just a bloody nose draining?

Have severe sinus infect. Taking 600mg Cefdinik daily. Big adenoids, Bloody nose down throat, rust smell, scratchy throat. Just a bloody nose draining?

Revisit your doctor: While cefdinir is good for acute sinusitis, it is not ideal for chronic bacterial sinusitis, in addition you may be having blocked drainage of your sinuses, you need to be re examined and possibly need CT of your sinuses or referral to an ENT, ...Read more

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So much tension from tmj, now when I turn my neck it cracks and fluid drains down the back of my nose. Who should I see? Dr says dentist he says dr

So much tension from tmj, now when I turn my neck it cracks and fluid drains down the back of my nose. Who should I see? Dr says dentist he says dr

Specialist eval: Most dentists have very little training in treatment of TMJ disorders. Most physicians know very little about dentistry/tmj. Seek a reliable referral to a trained doc--consider an oral pain center (most big cities have them: mass. General, dawson center (st. Pete beach. Fl) allentown (pa) pain center are a few I have worked with). Tmjd rarely related to sinus drip, but cracking in neck/jaw can be. ...Read more

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I bend over, or hang my head down even waking up to clear fluid draining from my nose, this is on and off for a year, red neck ringing ears, migran?

I bend over, or hang my head down even waking up to clear fluid draining from my nose, this is on and off for a year, red neck ringing ears, migran?

Nasal drainage: Such nasal drainage could be vasomotor rhinitis, allergic rhinitis or of sinus origin. Since this is a chronic, persistent problem for you, I recommend an evaluation by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Nose is very congested from a cold when I sniff I get a severe shooting pain over the top of my head and down side of my neck, is this sinuses/glands?

Nose is very congested from a cold when I sniff I get a severe shooting pain over the top of my head and down side of my neck, is this sinuses/glands?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more