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Dr. James Krick
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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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Can sinus infection or other bad symptoms be caused by a rotten tooth that a dentist said should be pulled?

Referred pain: Pain from the tooth can cause pain in the region where the sinus is and vice versa. The tooth infection does not necessarily cause sinus infection, except if it is spreading to that bone. ...Read more

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I took some medicine for a sinus infection and like one of the symptoms were diarehha and now i got horrible stomach pains and im having bad diarehha.?

I took some medicine for a sinus infection and like one of the symptoms were diarehha and now i got horrible stomach pains and im having bad diarehha.?

Check for C.diff.: Your stool should be checked for clostridium difficile toxin as i assume you received antibiotics for your sinusitis. If the test is positive you should receive oral vancomycin plus probiotics. Only if the toxin test is negative you could try small doses of immodium no more than 2 tablets per day plus probiotics like vsl#3. (immodium can make c.Difficile colitis much worse). ...Read more

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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray.All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

I just had a  bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray.All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

See your doctor: May be just congested sinus or you may need an antibiotic, continue the nasal wash and pain killers in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to not experience any pain at all, yet still have a bad sinus infection?

Is it possible to not experience any pain at all, yet still have a bad sinus infection?

Fungal or bacterial?: It would be unusual to have a "bad" bacterial sinus infection and not have headache and/or facial pain. A fungal infection in an otherwise healthy person may not be painful. If you think you have a sinus infection, check with your primary doctor or an ent. ...Read more

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I've had a bad sinus infection for about a week. Now i'm coughing when i drink cold water?

I've had a bad sinus infection for about a week. Now i'm coughing when i drink cold water?

You may be congested: If you're still recovering from your sinus infection, you might still be congested. So usually when you swallow, it's difficult to breathe at the same time, and you may end up coughing with your post nasal drip, if you're still having thick discharge and sputum. See you doctor, if the discharge has become colored, and if you are coughing more often. ...Read more

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I had a bad sinus infection which is almost gone. But I have tiny bumps all over my face now. They do not hurt. What should I do?

I had a bad sinus infection which is almost gone. But I have tiny bumps all over my face now. They do not hurt. What should I do?

Antibiotic?: If you had taken an antibiotic, this could have been from a drug reaction. If you have not, then these are likely unrelated events. A viral sinusitis may be associated with a skin rash but would not expect it to be confined to the face. If the rash persists for over a week or gets much worse, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?

Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?

Post nasal drainage: Copious post nasal purulence (pus) may cause throat irritation as well as nausea. Guifenesin will thin the secretions and help expectorate pus and mucus from your sinus' and lungs. Increase water intake temporarily to the point of clear colorless urine. Nasal saline irrigations and salt water throat gargles may also help. See your physician with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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. Stephen Scholand
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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