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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely, consult your doctor for treatment.
Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Help ok so my mom has had a sinus infection for a month she has puss is her sinuses her eye is swollen we've tken her to the ER 3 time and she's had surgery for her sinuses and she has just pooped herself in bed when she was watching tv help please

Help ok so my mom has had a sinus infection for a month she has puss is her sinuses her eye is swollen we've tken her to the ER 3 time and she's had surgery for her sinuses and she has just pooped herself in bed when she was watching tv help please

Was: Was the sinus surgery performed after the eye became swollen in response to an orbital complication of sinus disease, or has the eye swelling followed the sinus surgery, and if so, what was the timing? An orbital complication of sinus disease is, at the very least, justification for sinus ct study and IV antibiotic therapy unless you are talking about very early pre-septal cellulitis. What was the evaluation performed in the er? How was she treated? Something doesn't add up if you have had to go to the er 3 times....Were symptoms getting worse? If so, I would think she would have been admitted for IV antibiotics and further treatment. ...Read more

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Think I have a sinus infection. My right actual eyeball is starting to look swollen and bigger then the other. Can it be from sinus infection?

Think I have a sinus infection. My right actual eyeball is starting to look swollen and bigger then the other. Can it be from sinus infection?

Possible; concerning: The usual sinus infection should not cause your eye to protrude out/make it swollen, unless abscess forming and pushing up thus pushing the eyeball forward. Because of much inflammation, some swelling/edema of the lid is common. Since your description is quite concerning due to eye involvement, I recommend seeing doc asap for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left eyelid twitches and feels swollen underneath eye but isn't. Sinus issues. Eye dr said eyes are perfect. No sinus infection. Should I be worried?

Left eyelid twitches and feels swollen underneath eye but isn't. Sinus issues. Eye dr said eyes are perfect. No sinus infection. Should I be worried?

Could be Neck: It's good you had sinuses and eyes checked. You may want to have a chiropractor check your upper neck as an irritated brain stem, can over stimulate cranial nerves to face and eyes, causing twitching. This is often seen with those who slept funny, torticollis, and motor vehicle accidents, whiplash. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Could be: Could be one or the other or both. If you have an infected tooth it will need specific dental treatment, not just pills. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted. Help?

Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted. Help?

Veal: Most likely viral syndrome. Continue treatment of other conditions. Hydrate, use artificial tears, and possibly cool compresses to the eyes. See your primary doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Feel like I'm getting a sinus infection face, head hurt, nose is swollen on left side, lip is swollen, face feels hot and puffy n sore? What can I do?

Allergy/infection: You are describing symptoms that could be due to allergy or to a sinus infection. Taking an anti-histamine like Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or Zyrtec (not all 3) will help allergy a lot, and maybe help sinus infection a little. If you have a fever, chills and/or sweats then sinus infection is more likely. If symptoms don't clear up with an anti-histamine, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus. Infection?

Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus. Infection?

You need help: Dental abscess will not repair itself. Call your dentist before infection gets worse. Sinus infection, nasal congestion, etc, is a medical, not a dental, issue. Make appointment w your physician. Swollen glands may be due to either or both. You need help...Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read more

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Had allergies first then turn into cough then bad sinus infection, then pink eye in both eyes. Left side of thoat almost swell shut and painful.

Had allergies first then turn into cough then bad sinus infection, then pink eye in both eyes. Left side of thoat almost swell shut and painful.

Consult your Doctor: I think it is about time you consult your doctor as you seem to have eye infection, sinus infection and throat infection possibly along with allergies. It needs to be evaluated by your physician and get appropriate therapy. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection make my eye twitch?

Can a sinus infection make my eye twitch?

Twitchy eye: Shouldn't. Likely blepharospasm. Another benign condition which will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

From someone else: If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that was carrying the virus. Once you came into contact with the virus you touched your eye and infected it. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection/ blocked sinus make your eye and eyebrow twitch a lot?

Can sinus infection/ blocked sinus make your eye and eyebrow twitch a lot?

Yes: There are many reasons to have eye twitching and most are benign. An infection can certainly cause this. ...Read more

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Have what I think is sinus infection but everything I blow my nose it comes out my eye too. Why?

Have what I think is sinus infection but everything I blow my nose it comes out my eye too. Why?

Nasolacrimal duct: Air escaping through nasolacrimal duct. Nothing to worry about. See ENT doc for sinusitis if not resolving. ...Read more

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What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

Allergy?: Your symptoms can be due to sinus infection but seasonal allergies can also have these symptoms. An evaluation by your doctor would be needed to determine the etiology of your symptoms and render the correct treatment. ...Read more

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A few swollen hard/some soft lymphnodes on collar bone. I have a sinus infection could this be why? Cbc normal

A few swollen hard/some soft lymphnodes on collar bone. I have a sinus infection could this be why? Cbc normal

Ignore them: Everybody your age has a few palpable nodes in the head / neck / collarbone region. Only if they are stony-hard, preposterously large, or attached to surrounding structures are they worrisome. ...Read more

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When I blink my eye it gets blurry sometimes, can allergies cause this bc I have a sinus infection. And it hurts to press on my right eye?

See eye doctor: There are many things that can cause blurry vision. You need an eye exam by an eye doctor to sort this out. Sinus infections can cause some discomfort around the eyes but again you need to see a doctor to sort this out. Eye pain and blurry vision can be signs of a serious problem so please get an eye exam as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Eye dr ordered MRI for aura while eyes are closed. Normal result, but showed an old sinus infection. What does it mean? I assume they're not related?

Eye dr ordered MRI for aura while eyes are closed. Normal result, but showed an old sinus infection. What does it mean? I assume they're not related?

Likely not related: Your doctor was likely trying to rule out other causes for your visual changes with the mri. Auras can be seen with classic migraines and with optical migraines. An old sinus infection is not a probable cause for an aura but ongoing sinus inflammation can be a trigger for migraines. ...Read more

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I have a painful swollen lump on the opening of my right nostril along the septum accompanied by symptoms of what feels like a sinus infection. Help?

Bump on ant. Septum: The bump on the anterior septum could be one of two things. Do it bleed easily, if so it is pyogenic granuloma. If it does not bleed easily it could be an infected hair follicle. Try some bacitracin on the area and see the local ent doctor. He or she will sort out the issue very readily. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I woke up with a blurry spot in my left eye. No other symptoms like numbness, pain, filmy eyeetc. I may have a sinus infection. Should I be concerned?

I woke up with a blurry spot in my left eye. No other symptoms like numbness, pain, filmy eyeetc. I may have a sinus infection. Should I be concerned?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision can be due to any number of things. If you woke up with blurry vision, it's possible your eye was open during the night and it is now dry, causing blurry vision, especially if you normally sleep on the same side. If the blurry spot enlarges, becomes more dense, or generally is not improving within 24 hours and no associated symptoms, should have eye doctor look soon. ...Read more

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I'm on Zpack for a sinus infection. But have pus coming from a tooth where the gum is swollen. .. will the zpack help with this or do I need a diff?

I'm on Zpack for a sinus infection. But have pus coming from a tooth where the gum is swollen. .. will the zpack help with this or do I need a diff?

Zpac & dentistry: We don't often use Zpak for dental use. In our office, Amoxicillin 500 mg or Clindamycin 150 mg for penicillin allergy/sensitive patients is preferred. The source of your pus must be assessed and treated. It could be a dead tooth or one who has comprimised gum and bone around it. You need to be certain that you are not taking too much antibiotic simultaneously. See a dentist! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

Your: Your sinuses may be draining, or you may be getting another infection. You can try saline nasal spray, and a humidifer or even a steam room to clear this up. There are also "netti pots", which you can ask your pharmacist about that can help drain your sinuses. If a patient has persistent sinus pain, fever, or vomiting, then they should consult with their physician. ...Read more

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Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Yes, possibly: Very common, especially in viral colds-sinuses issues to have eye issues. If symptoms persist seek out care. ...Read more

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Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is coughing up mucus and having dark circles around your eyes common with a sinus infection?

Is coughing up mucus and having dark circles around your eyes common with a sinus infection?

Perfectly normal: Plus if you have allergies and fever on top of it, it just adds more fuel to the fire (sinusitis). So make sure to hydrate, drink plenty of liquids, get some rest, and time for mucus to be gone! Have a bland diet, stay off sugars, sweets of any kind as this produce more phlegm (mucus). Also, stay away from any processed or fried foods too for the same reason, and be kind to your system, and heal. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Sinus pressure: You most likely have an inflammation of the sinus lining and the sinus may be full of material. This will feel like pressure in the forehead and behind the eye. ...Read more

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I no longer have vertigo but I'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

I no longer have vertigo but I'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

Sinusitis: That is possible, but cannot possibly diagnose this over the internet without a full history and physical exam. If this persists please go and see a doctor. Canada has a great health care system. ...Read more

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How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!

How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!

Sinus infection: The same germ that is affecting your sinuses can affect the conjunctiva of your eyes, thereby clouding up your eyes and making it hard to focus. ...Read more

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I have sinus infection symptoms currently, but in addition to pain behind forehead and eyebrow, I swear my eyebrow is swollen. Does this happen?

I have sinus infection symptoms currently, but in addition to pain behind forehead and eyebrow, I swear my eyebrow is swollen. Does this happen?

Yes, can be serious: Swelling of the forehead can happen from infection of the frontal sinuses.

Recurrent difficulty with frontal sinus infections can be more serious than other sinuses.

If you have swelling or tenderness of the frontal forehead region with a sinus infection, should see a physician for examination, possible X-ray, and antibiotics ...Read more

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Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Could: If you tender around the eye with tapping it most likely sinus problem. Please consult your doctor for evaluation and poss imaging. You may need treatment for sinusitis.
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Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should I be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?

Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should I be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?

Yes: If it causes facial pain and sensitivity, need to get antibiotics after confirmation of the sinusitis by clinical examination, and preferably ct scan of sinuses, to be orderd by the pcp, and if not ct scan atleast xray of sinuses. Somethimes the opening of the sinuses are blocked which tends to cause stagnation of the mucus and pus inside the sinuses and can cause pain, fever. See pcp/ent doctor. ...Read more

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If I have bacterial pink eye does that mean I have a sinus infection too?

If I have bacterial pink eye does that mean I have a sinus infection too?

Maybe: Bacterial pink eye is a bit unusual, and should be evaluated by an eye doctor. The organism causing the infection is important to know. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection that has moved to hurting above eyes cause swelling in one or both arms?

Sinus infection: Sinus infections are isolated to the head and neck they never involve the lower extremities unless there is a massive infection that involves the veins that drain the head and neck. In these cases the whole head and neck are swollen as the infection extends to the brachio-cephalic veins that drain into the superior vena cava near the heart. There would be other signs and symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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. Ana Adelstein
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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