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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 have an ear infection with swollen ear canal and sore jaw with signs of blood?

I have an ear infection with swollen ear canal and sore jaw with signs of blood?

Get treated: You appear to have an infection that is causing you some discomfort to say the least. See a dr, possibly an urgicare center is open at this time, and you can get the proper treatment you need. Best wishes. ...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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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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Could tonsillitis cause right nose blockage and multi ear infection with sleep abnea?

Could tonsillitis cause right nose blockage and multi ear infection with sleep abnea?

Not likely : In general, tonsillitis can cause obstructive symptoms in the throat, not the nose. For the nose, the adenoids (upper throat, behind the nose) can cause nasal obstruction . A nasal septum deviation or turbinate enlargement is very likely to contribute to nasal blockage. Adenoids can contribute to ear infections. Tonsil and adenoid problems can contribute to sleep apnea problems. See an ent. ...Read more

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I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read more

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Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Max sinus due to deviated septum and concha bullosa. I also have facial pain. Infected?

Maybe, maybe not: The deviated septum and concha bullosa could increase the risk of a maxillary sinus infection. Other than facial pain, you should also have colored nasal drainage and nasal congestion greater than 10 days to make the diagnosis of a bacterial sinus infection. Or if you had these symptoms, became better and then worsened, then you would also have an infection. ...Read more

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Sinus surgery an option for swollen sinus lining/mucus membrane, but clear sinuses? Have sticky mucus and PND. No luck with allergy meds or steroids!

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Sinus surgery an option for swollen sinus lining/mucus membrane, but clear sinuses? Have sticky mucus and PND. No luck with allergy meds or steroids!

More detailed: It is said that the thickness of the sinus lining >6 mm suggests infection. With the limited info , I would get a second opinion o this issue ...Read more

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I often feel nasal irritation and congestion, sinus CT always comes clear, can a person have infection at back of nasal airways, withou sinus infection?

Sinusitis?: Why in heavens name would you undergo multiple cts of the sinuses? This illness is diagnosed clinically and should not require imaging which could have long-term negative implications. You may be having allergic manifestations rather than infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been sick for a week with sinus pressure, severe sore throat with one tonsil white. Glands in neck very swollen. Eyes swelling with green mucus?

I have been sick for a week with sinus pressure, severe sore throat with one tonsil white. Glands in neck very swollen. Eyes swelling with green mucus?

Poor you!!: Hi CHussain Wow, sounds very unpleasant. Sounds like a bacterial infection, possibly Strep, which requires a 10 day antibiotic treatment. See a practitioner who can test for this, and they may want to start you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum cause reoccurring sinus infections? Ent said I have 90% nasal blockage on right side.

Can deviated septum cause reoccurring sinus infections?  Ent said I have 90% nasal blockage on right side.

Devoted septum: A severe deviated septum narrows the nasal passages and can impair sinus drainage on that side. So, if you have a cold or allergy problem, certainly this can contribute to problems with sinus infections or inflammation on that side. It doesn't cause an infection, however. ...Read more

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Tonsils very enlarged (4+/4) and severely deviated septum. ENT said must get fixed or use machine at night to sleep for probable apnea. Is he right?

Tonsils very enlarged (4+/4) and severely deviated septum. ENT said must get fixed or use machine at night to sleep for probable apnea. Is he right?

Mgt: I would suggest having a sleep test with CPAP and BiPAP to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. Usually when tonsils are removed, there is clinical improvement in most patients. As far as your nasal septum deviation, this may also contribute, but I would suggest discussing the removal of your tonsils first and then reassess the improvement with a sleep study. ...Read more

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Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Could this be sinus infection?

Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Could this be sinus infection?

Sinus: Yes sounds like you may have an infection. When you have the symptoms you describe for 3-4 weeks , this is probably a real sinus infection as aposed to what most people think when they have it for 2-3 days. At this point antibiotics are most likely needed, see your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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