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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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?

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?

Can still happen: And can still be viral, not sure if you received any antibiotic treatment in the first episode. Salt water gargles, saline nasal washes, rest and pain killers would help, if no improvement, you want to see your doctor for possible need of Rx meds, best wishes ...Read more

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Is a constant sore throat & drainage a chronis sinus infection?

Is a constant sore throat & drainage a chronis sinus infection?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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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'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

Throat: Pretty common. Salt water gargles and ibuprofen help but you should get it cultured. You can go to an urgent care. Quick strep cultures in adults are not reliable and don't check for other bacteria so make sure they send it out as well to the lab. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Parotid gland: Have you been coughing a great deal? What do you feel when you tough your Parotid gland with finger tips? Please consult with us to determine if you created a fistula that may need to be evaluated further as that is not normal. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Yesterday and today woke up with a sore throat and barely any voice but can breathe fine through nose. Sinus Infection? Laryngitis?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Dry nasal passages: Expected with upper respiratory tract infection, needs to have saline washes 2-3 times a day, together with continuation of the antibiotic as prescribed, if getting worse or no improvement in a day or two, see the doctor sooner, best wishes ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Sore throat for 2 weeks. No fever. Ear has been clogged as well. Just got over sinus infection?

Sore throat for 2 weeks. No fever. Ear has been clogged as well. Just got over sinus infection?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more