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When bending over & wearing glasses, I experience pain behind my ears. I suffer from sinutus (sp?) - could this be a symptom of that or something more
Means localosed in place. Medical terms is for carcinoma "localized and did not spread out"
it is really description of precancerous condition with bad name that disturbs many patients. Carcinoma in situ is not a killer. If left untreated will develop into invasive cancer within a time, . ...Read more
Reversal of organs: The body has a normal orientation of our internal organs, both in the chest and the abdomen. Heart is in the left chest. Stomach is in the left upper quadrant, etc. In situs inversus the organs are oriented in a mirror image. They will function normal. Tests may need to be done to confirm that organs are indeed a complete mirror image otherwise a risk of malrotation may exist. ...Read more
Dx of the sinuses: Not to be facetious, but the term simply means some disease involving the sinuses. Most commonly it refers to inflammation of the sinuses or "sinusitis" which can be viral or bacterial, and acute or chronic. Chronic sinus disease may require long term antibiotic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more
Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Sinus: Your sinus is a normal structure in your body used for breathing. You can't cure yourself of it. But if you think you have an infection or other problem then you should see a doctor for an evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Nasal swelling: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. Once the sinuses cannot drain, bacteria can accumulate in the sinuses and increase in large enough numbers to cause the symptoms of infection. The bacteria can come from various sources, including the nasopharyx and the adenoids that reside there. ...Read more
The paranasal sinuses, or simply - sinuses - are cavities within the bones of your skull that lighten the skull and allow air and sound to resonate. The sinuses also naturally function to clean particles and filter air.
Sinus disease indicates an abnormality in these normal/natural processes. Most commonly, there can be an anatomical or structural blockage, allergy, inflammation... ...Read more
Sinus: We all have sinuses. Antihistamines are useful if bothered by allergies. Antibiotics are not recommended for acute mild-to-moderate infection (http://www. Choosingwisely. Org/clinician-lists/american-academy-family-physicians-antibiotics-for-sinusitis/). Nasal steroids may be useful. See if you can determine if any environmental allergens then avoid them. ...Read more
Prob not sinuses: Nasal congestion is often confused with sinus congestion. If you are having trouble breathing through your nose you can try an otc decongestant antihistine combination with or without nasal saline. Stay away from decongestant nasal sprays as these are very addictive. If simple measures fail to give you relief you may have a viral or bacterial infection. At that point best to see your md. ...Read more