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Chronic sinus issues for years. Polyps,opacification of mult sinus, etc. Three surgeries in ten years. After1 year of CPAP, all's clear. Huh?! How?!

Chronic sinus issues for years.  Polyps,opacification of mult sinus, etc. Three surgeries in ten years. After1 year of CPAP, all's clear. Huh?!  How?!

Better ventilation: Improved ventilation of sinuses from the positive pressure used during CPAP could be a possible explanation. Or perhaps the 3 surgeries that you have had are starting to have an effect on sinus drainage and allowing better clearance of secretions. ...Read more

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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Will using cpap machine cause sinus infections?

Will using cpap machine cause sinus infections?

See below: If the water reservoir is dirty or not cleaned properly it is possible. Keep it clean by replacing the water every night in addition to cleaning it at least every week, otherwise bacteria and fungi can grow in it which may cause allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. So try to keep your CPAP machine in good shape and it will help! ...Read more

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I use a CPAP machine with nasal pillows. I have a sinus infection along with significant post nasal drip. Should I stop CPAP temporarily?

I use a CPAP machine with  nasal pillows. I have a sinus infection along with significant post nasal drip.  Should I stop CPAP temporarily?

Use face mask: If you can't breathe easily with nasal pillows, stopping CPAP will likely make you life more miserable because you are now dealing with not just a sinus infection and post nasal drip, but also a lack of sleep and less oxygenation to the brain. If possible, use a face mask for your CPAP, so you can mouth- breathe at night. ...Read more

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Severe sinus swelling-ent had difficulty scoping me. Infected maxillary + sphenoid sinuses. I use cpap. Is it better if i stop cpap a few days?

Severe sinus swelling-ent had difficulty scoping me. Infected maxillary + sphenoid sinuses.  I use cpap.  Is it better if i stop cpap a few days?

Probably not: I'm sorry to hear you feel so bad. Sinusitis, of any or all of the parasinus system is uncomfortable and the ENT needs to accurately diagnose the reason, be it anatomical, allergic or pathogenic. CPAP treatment is rx'd for severe sleep apnea, so i see no compelling reason to stop using it, nasal breathing will be inhibited, bit still pushing through. I feel you should stay with the cpap. ...Read more

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I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum. ?

I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum. ?

Need ENT: evaluation to determine the nature of the lesion. There are a number of possibilities and visualization is required to distinguish between them. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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Sinus amd gland on jawline swollen, what's wrong?

Sinus amd gland on jawline swollen, what's wrong?

Not sure: Not sure based on provided information. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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What does sinus rinses do for swollen turbinates?

What does sinus rinses do for swollen turbinates?

Depends on strength: if you use normal saline strength like 1/2 teaspoonful to 8oz of water it will just flush the nose. If you used hypertonic strength like 3/4 teaspoonful to 8oz water it will decongest turbinates by osmotic pressure ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?

Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?

Swollen what?: If you are talking about a lymph node, this is almost never normal. If the bone itself is "swollen", is it possibly you have broken it at some time? It is on the opposite side, but do you have a diagnosis for the sinus/cheek pain? Are there other swollen nodes in the neck, jaw, or armpit for example? You should probably be seen by someone who can evaluate all of this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sinus and lymph nodes how should it taken for swollen nodes to shrink?

See doctor: You should be seen by your doctor to make sure exact cause of lymph node enlargement and sinuses. There are always many causes of lymphnode enlargement. If we treat cause of lymphnode enlargement than lymphnode will regress. ...Read more

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Sinus problems and tip of nose swollen?

Sinus problems and tip of nose swollen?

See doctor: It's hard to know what is going on, based on limited information. You need to be examined and given the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Definition)

Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more