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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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Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute Sinusitis: Greetings. With an acute infection, medical treatment such as a course of antibiotics, saline nasal irrigation, ibuprophen and a mucus thinner such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be my recommendation. It sounds like you are far from a surgical need. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling: Runny, stuffy, congested nose with pressure behind the eyes, and sometimes post nasal discharge are suggestive of chronic rhinitis. Appropriate evaluation by ear nose and throat specialist and or allergist will be helpful. Medicines to help symptoms and possible immunotherapy (allergy injections) , if indicated, will be helpful. Humidity changes can affect the symptoms. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion mouth breathing swollen lymph node?

Nasal congestion mouth breathing swollen lymph node?

URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI are viral, but if he is having fever or chills, it is best to have him see his pediatrician for proper diagnosis. You can give antihistamine for the congestion and fluid to avoid drying. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Not at all !: Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can affect the way your sinus drain. Also some molds and other allergens may be more active with weather changes. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Drainage and swellin: Your symptoms are most likely allergy related with 'allergic shiner' facies. However, facial swelling is unusual with allergies, unless severe (or angioedema). If the cheek swelling is on one side only then I'm even more concerned about sinusitis or something 'weird' in your nose or sinuses. I recommend an ENT exam (by ENT) just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicine in it. ...Read more

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Can alergies and post nasal drip cause swollen jaw gland??

Can alergies and post nasal drip cause swollen jaw gland??

Yes: But so can diseased teeth and/or gums. How long has it been since your last dental and medical check-ups? ...Read more

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Does silent reflux/acidity cause intranasal swelling or turbinate swelling?

Does silent reflux/acidity cause intranasal swelling or turbinate swelling?

Rarely, but it can.: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) or silent reflux can rarely lead to sinus disease in addition to more common symptoms. Sinus disease can in turn lead to nasal symptoms. The key is to differentiate between allergic rhinitis or hay fever and reflux-related concerns, and allergy testing can help do so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do sinus infections cause nasal turbinate to swell?

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Do sinus infections cause nasal turbinate to swell?

It may: Since the nasal lining is contiguous with the sinus lining, inflammation in the sinuses can involved the nose. Nasal congestion may occur with pregnancy also. ...Read more

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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read more

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Extreme throat pain. Ears conjested. Tongue hurts. Teeth hurt. Sinus pressure. Runny nose. Drainage from eyes. Bad cold? Or need antibiotic?

Extreme throat pain.  Ears conjested. Tongue hurts. Teeth hurt.  Sinus pressure. Runny nose. Drainage from eyes. Bad cold? Or need antibiotic?

Acute sinusitis: Can be caused by vital or bacterial infection. Is a common condition, but if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a serious infection: severe headache confusion, double vision, stiff neck shortness of breath call your pcp. In any case is always good to see your doctor preventing future complications and decide for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Frontal & maxillary pressure, headache, tired eyes,scratchy throat, and post nasal drip. Lymph node size of pea under R jaw. Can this cause node swell?

Frontal & maxillary pressure, headache, tired eyes,scratchy throat, and post nasal drip. Lymph node size of pea under R jaw. Can this cause node swell?

Probably : It sounds like you have inflammation in your sinuses and nasal passages. Perhaps allergies or possibly infection. Either could cause a prominent lymph node. I would recommend stomatic treatment with a non sedating antihistamine and a nasal steroid. Both are available over the counter. Ask your pharmacist. If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks or worsen see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes or it rains! help?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes or it rains! help?

Allergy: You may have some kind of allergy. You may want to take allergy medication or decongestin. It may be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can nasal drainage cause chest congestion?

Can nasal drainage cause chest congestion?

Nasal drainage: Hello, yes, nasal drainage can lead to or occur with chest congestion. It could be an allergy linked condition. Also the PND can cause inflammation leading to cough, congestion, bronchitis or pneumonia. An otc antihistamine is a good starting place. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more