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Symptoms Of Preauricular Sinuses
Your'e born with it: A preauricular sinus is a small pit in the skin in front of the ear, usually near where the helix, or cartilage at the top of the ear, attaches to the face. These are abnormalities in the way the ear develops and often cause no problems. At times, these will become infected, quite painful and swollen. ...Read more
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
A preauricular sinus: Also known as a congenital pre auricular fistula or cyst, is a common congenital malformation. Most preauricular sinuses are asymptomatic and remain so unless they become infected too often. Surgical treatment is advised when there are recurrent infections. Hope this helps. Stay well:) ...Read more
Preauricular Sinus: By "preauricular sinus", I presume that means you have a small hole or pit in front of your ear with a draining opening or a swelling around the opening. This is not a dangerous condition, but can be associated with occasional swelling, drainge, and occasionally, infection. The surgery to remove the sinus is usually very simple, depending upon how long the sinus tract is. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Should I do something about the preauricular sinus? Everytime I felt itchy, I pressed it and yellow fluid came out.
Is an MRI or CT scan without contrast useful to define a preauricular sinus? 3 month evolution; spontaneous drainage of large abscess next to ascending margin of helix. Inflammation did not totally resolve. Now slight pain and heaviness in both ears and
Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.
OTC meds for Sunuses:
Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the size and the accuracy of the diagnosis, polyps within the sinuses can cause, PND, fullness and pressure in the face and nasal discharge. If the polyps have grown into the nose, symptoms may include nasal blockage and anosmia (smell and taste disturbance). ...Read more
Pressure, pain: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. Pressure symptoms may be at the forehead, cheekbones, around the eyes, or between the eyes. Pain may also radiate to the back of the head or upper teeth. ...Read more
Multifactor: Is it year round or seasonal, ? If get rid of allergen, the best, or can block the histamine release by nasalchrome nose spray 4 times a day or singulair (montelukast) or traet symtoms antihistamin and steroid nose spray if infected then antibiotics last one allery shots so go see an allergist. ...Read more
Misnomer: It is a misnomer for migraines because the location of pain happens to be over cheeks or forehead. These so called sinus headaches are intermittent. Pain of sinusitis would be constant pain over the sinus usually associated with fever. It should not be intermittent pain. Simply presence of fluid in the sinus on ct scan is not proof of sinusitis. Draining of sinuses does not control pain but does. ...Read more
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Nasal airway sinuses are unrelated.
There is a coronary sinus in the heart, and the sinus node in the electrical system and sometimes these terms can be confusing. ...Read more
I have thrown up mucus the other day and had no other symptoms. Could it be from the sinus drainage?
Yes: And since it has not been recurrent no need to worry. ...Read more
Symptoms: Fever, purulent nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and headache or facial pain. Sometimes there can be intense pain and no discharge because the sinus is not draining. Headaches without nasal obstruction or discharge is less likely sinusitis. Headaches with dizziness, spots of light, light or sound aversion is usually migraine and not sinusitis. Many patients with migraine think it's sinusitis. ...Read more
Several: Major symptoms are infected drainage, nasal blockage, and facial discomfort. Minor symptoms are smell disturbance, facial swelling-redness-tenderness, upper dental discomfort, cough, fever. Viral and bacterial infections have the same symptoms but viral ones resolve over 10-14 days but bacterial infections either worsen over time or plateau and persist for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Sinus problems: Sinusitis often presents with pressure/pain in sinus areas (below & between eyes, forehead), may cause referred pain to back of head, may cause pain/pressure on upper teeth. If sinus drainage passages are swollen shut, pain worsens; fever may ensue. Opening passages with decongestant may allow thick, yellow-green discharge to be blown out. ...Read more
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