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Why do I constantly keep getting sore throats and sinus issues?

Why do I constantly keep getting sore throats and sinus issues?

Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called Xlear (pronounced "Clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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What might bring about my sore throat/lower sinus pain?

What might bring about my sore throat/lower sinus pain?

How long has it been: If your symptoms are only a few days old then I would suspect a viral infection. If it has been weeks or months then I would suspect allergies. If you have fever and green or yellow mucus and it has been going on for more than 3 or 4 days then I would suspect a bacterial infection that would require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a bad sore throat and sinus pain what shoul I do?

I have a bad sore throat and sinus pain what shoul I do?

Make an Appt.: You should make an appointment with a HealthTap provider as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sore throat and sinus problem why does everything taste salty?

Sore throat and sinus problem why does everything taste salty?

Possible emergency: Though nasal and sinus symptoms caused by infection can sometimes cause a 'salty' taste, when 'everything' tastes salty, one needs to be worried about a spinal fluid leak. If you have had any recent trauma or sinus surgery, you need to see your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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What med is best to take for sinus drainage and raw/sore throat?

What med is best to take for sinus drainage and raw/sore throat?

Saline rinses: You might try using a neti-pot for saline irrigations combined with a decongestant. ...Read more

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Sore throat and sinus problem why does everything I eat taste salty?

Sore throat and sinus problem why does everything I eat taste salty?

Salty taste: With infections of the nose or throat, the taste buds are indirectly and directly affected. First, your sense of smell contributes to your taste and with a sinus infection your sense of smell will be decreased. Second, where there is a sore throat, there is swelling & inflammation that will directly affect the taste buds, which will cause them not to work that well. Salt taste persists the best. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

What are some good remedies for a sore throat caused by sinus drainage?

Stop the drip: Depending on the cause of the sinus drainage: allergy, infection, etc. If allergy: try antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, etc which are otc, nasal salt water rinses, and get a prescription steroid nasal spray from your doctor if that doesn't help. Throat sprays and gargles can help temporarily. Good luck! ...Read more

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When does a cough with sore throat and sinus pain need treated?

When does a cough with sore throat and sinus pain need treated?

Some thoughts...: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to look for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) may lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat for the past 3 days. I am not sure if It is an infection or something to do with my sinus. The pain smoothes with hot drinks?

I have a sore throat for the past 3 days. I am not sure if It is an infection or something to do with my sinus. The pain smoothes with hot drinks?

See Family physician: If you have drainage from your nose you may have sinusitis, that at night causes post nasal drainage and you wake up with a sore throat. But you may actually have a tonsillar infection that in your age must be ruled out not to be Strep. Please see your family physician and he may do a culture of your throat. If positive for Strep. You need to take antibiotics per your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 96 temp normal? 6'5, 290 lb male. Have sore throat and sinus congestion.

Is 96 temp normal? 6'5, 290 lb male. Have sore throat and sinus congestion.

Probably normal: There are a lot of ways to get the wrong temperature and thermometers are not particularly accurate. You likely do not have a fever and are very unlikely to have a clinically significant depression of your temperature. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. And it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic?

I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. And it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I actually have two issues. Yesterday I feel on my arm now when ever I move it, it hurts pretty bad. Feels like a get a Charlie horse in my arm when ever I move it. The 2nd issue is I think I'm getting a cold. I have a sore throat and stuffy sinus?

I actually have two issues. Yesterday I feel on my arm now when ever I move it, it hurts pretty bad. Feels like a get a Charlie horse in my arm when ever I move it. The 2nd issue is I think I'm getting a cold. I have a sore throat and stuffy sinus?

Arm sling, vitamin C: If you can move your arm, chances are that it is not fractured. So, most likely a soft tissue injury. Take some over the counter advil or aleve (naproxen) (if you are not allergic) and wear a sling to keep your arm still. If the pain continues or gets worse, get evaluated by a physician and get xray. For your cold symptoms, take 4 grams of vitamin C and an antihistamine (if not allergic). See MD if necessary ...Read more

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Hi I have a small skin colored bumps where my tonsils use to be. I have had sinus issues and a sore throat last week. I started taking amoxicillin 3 days ago. What could this be?

Hi I have a small skin colored bumps where my tonsils use to be. I have had sinus issues and a sore throat last week. I started taking amoxicillin 3 days ago. What could this be?

Throat bumps: These bumps may be an exaggeration of normal mucus secreting structures. I would wait until your current upper respiratory tract infection has resolved to see if these bumps have receded. If not, a throat examination by your physician or an Otolaryngologist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good OTC medicine for sinus/face/neck pressure, thick green mucus & sore throat?

What's a good OTC medicine for sinus/face/neck pressure, thick green mucus & sore throat?

Sudafed: Sudafed works the best. If you can tolerate flonase, it's a nasal spray that helps a lot as well. For the other symptoms a little mucinex will help. You could try doing a sinus wash but most people hate the feeling of that. ...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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I have been trying over 4 hours to get on and use your website. Lots of glitches and probs! Very sick! Low grade fever. Sore throat. Bad sinus headach?

I have been trying over 4 hours to get on and use your website. Lots of glitches and probs! Very sick! Low grade fever. Sore throat. Bad sinus headach?

Probably viral so...: This is almost certainly a viral infection. Most doctors won't be able to offer anything besides symptomatic relief. I advise Umcka, available at any health food store and some pharmacies, an herbal medicine proven to help sinus infections. Also try Andrographis, Astragalus, Vitamin C, Zinc lozenges., rest and fluids. Best to not try to lower the fever. If not better in a week then see a dcotor. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause sore throat & how long do they last?

Sinuses and PND: When you have a sinus infection, you may experience post nasal drip: drainage dripping down to the back of the throat. This can result in symptoms of soreness in the throat, and coughing. Sinus infections are variable in duration, but it's fair to say that they can be stubborn. If antibiotics are needed, it ins't uncommon to see longer courses of treatment - or several treatments in a row. ...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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What is the best medication for sinus ear blocking sore throat congestion?

What is the best medication for sinus ear blocking sore throat congestion?

Time: Usually this is caused by a viral upper respiratory infection. As such it is self limited. Use analgesics and stay well hydrated. If it is a chronic problem (more than 10-14 days) then see your doctor for assessment and treatment. Otc treatments are not effective and may be harmful. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Cat scratches, breathing problems, sinus pain, now really sore throat, what is the cause?

Many possibilities: The red herring here is your hx of cat scratches which raises the question of toxoplasmosis. But your other symptoms don't suggest that. I think it's unrelated. I suspect you have a viral pharyngitis but you need a throat culture to rule out strep, or, if appropriate, a gram negative diplococcus (neisserian species). ...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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more