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Sore Throat After Sinus Infection
Yes: May be associated throat infection and/or dryness. ...Read more
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
I suffered a sinus infection 2 weeks ago with a sore throat. Now I have another battle with a sore throat, except now it's only one side of my throat?
Usually not: It may be due to anything from acid refluxing from your stomach while you sleep to allergies to an early, easy-to-treat throat cancer. A physician office visit is indicated if it lasts two weeks or more. I'm glad you're taking a pro-active approach to your health and I wish you luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been smelling smoke for a few days when there isn't any, and had a mild sore throat and slight drainage. Is this a sinus infection?
It could be post: Nasal drip related to a viral infection. Sinus infection is possible but often you would feel pressure or pain over the affected sinuses. A medical evaluation would help to accurately diagnose this if the symptoms worsen or are not resolving. Take care. ...Read more
Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago I developed a sinus infection and sore throat. After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days. How can I treat this?
Laryngitis: The cure for acute laryngitis is unfortunately as elusive as the cure for common cold. Both respond best to home remedies as medical science has for now nothing better to offer. For laryngitis allow voice rest, hot thick drinks like warm milk or tea with honey, hydration/humidification, let it run its course - should resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special I could be doing to help and how long could this last?
Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ? Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been battling a dual sinus infection and sore throat for about the past week. I finally licked the sinus thing last night but woke up this morning and the sore throat is rearing it's ugly head...and it's painful. I have to work today but I'm on the f
I have a sinus infection. I am congested with a sore throat. I have some Zutripro. It expired 11/2014. Is it safe to still take?
Better not: Any other equivalent OTC would be a better option, good luck ...Read more
Coughing up hard thick yellowish bloody phlegm. Could this be a sinus infection since the air is really dry and cold? Also causes a sore throat.
Coughing up: Blood at any time requires further work up! See your pcp. Do not put this off. ...Read more
After doing research, it looks like I forced air into my Parotid gland. Currently have a bad sinus infection after having a sore throat. Is this bad??
About 3 weeks ago I had a 5-day Cold. This week: sore throat, cough, stiff neck, head throbs when I move. Low fever 1 night. Possibly sinus infection?
See a doctor: This is not something that can easily be diagnosed over the internet. You need to be examined and further history obtained. The stiff neck, headache and fever are disturbing and need assessment to be sure you do not have involvement of the central nervous system. Go see your PCP. Best wishes. ...Read more
Work nurse said wife has a sinus infection. She had been taken biaxion and throat lounges. She has sinus drip, fever comes and goes. Sore throat. Any ideas?
She needs to see: Her physician or ear, nose, throat specialist. Might not be the right antibiotic since fever is recurring. The sore throat and postnatal drips are from her allergies. She needs to take any decongestant histamines with topical nasal sprays. Fever control for now till she sees md. ...Read more
Yesterday and today woke up with a sore throat and barely any voice but can breathe fine through nose. Sinus Infection? Laryngitis?
URI: Upper respiratory tract infections (URI) includes sinusitis & pharyngitis. Can be bacterial or viral. Usually will have fever & mucus colored mucus production. If bacterial, antibiotics help. If viral, symptomatic care helps. Symptoms can also arise from seasonal allergies. Using a nasal steroid and antihistamine (Nasacort/Allegra respectively), gargle with Listerine & warm salt water to help ...Read more
Son came down w a sinus infection & sore throat 2 wks ago, took augmentin 500, finished but still feeling slight congestion and sore throat? Drip?
ENT: At this price point by your son needs to visit an ENT surgeon for a full exam nasal scope and get a sinus culture performed. Until then he should continue Flonase intranasal spray OTC one puff in each nostril each day. If pressure, headache or fever go to ER for immediate ENT consultation and imaging. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for a week now along with a cough it gets worse when I smoke and I coughed up green mucus. Sinus infection or throatt cancer?
Stop smoking: One week of throat pain is not an indication that you have throat cancer. But if you continue to smoke, it is possible that some day that may occur. You are only 18 and the symptoms are more consistent with an upper respiratory tract infection, which can be made worse by smoking. Smoking at your age is bound to cause increased infections and decreased immunity. Try to stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My school nurse looked at my sore throat saying I have mono or strep and my doctor said I have a sinus infection. Can someone explain this?
School nurses: School nurses are employed to help identify kids that need to be sent home to protect the student body from spread of contagious diseases. Any direct patient care is secondary to this first duty. They are not physicians & are not licensed to diagnose or treat your illness. In this case s/he correctly identified you as sick & potentially having a contagious illness. It's the doc's job to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a sinus infection cause red spots on tonsil? I have 2 red spots on left tonsil, no sore throat or swelling, just feels like a sinus infection.
30 y/o son had sinus infection & sore throat 4 past week, on augmentin 500/125, sneezed 3 x today & blew out blood, stopped in a minute, dry or worry?
2 Weeks ago I came back from Cancun, where I came down with a bad sinus infection, sore throat, and generally ill feeling. 2 days after my return, I developed a low buzzing noise in my left ear, a sensation of fullness and noise distortion, hearing a lot
Fluid in middle ear: You are describing a blockage in your left Eustachian tube, which connects your middle ear to your upper nasal passage. Sometimes, you can relieve it by holding your nose, blowing and trying to "pop" your ears. You may have fluid filling your left middle ear that may need to be drained. If those symptoms are persisting, see your primary physician or an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May still be sinus: It may still be the sinus infection. Sometimes they are undertreated and they do not fully resolve. The sore throat could be from drainage, and the clogged ear from Eustachian tube dysfunction, also from the drainage. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more