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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Sinus Infection Or Allergies

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Dr. Donald Alves
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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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Allergies or a sinus infection, what's the difference?

Allergies or a sinus infection, what's the difference?

That is a million: dollar question! In theory - allergies are cause by environmental triggers and cause inflammation. A sinus infection is caused by a bug - virus, fungus or bacteria. Many sinus sufferers have allergies - but not all. Some chronic sinusitis is caused by very narrow anatomy in sinus cavities. Careers have been made trying to answer these questions effectively in a given person ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral sinus infections?

What are the symptoms of viral sinus infections?

Cannot tell the: difference. Sinus infection can be viral or bacterial. Facial pain , drainage frequently colored or bloody, pain in the face and alteration of taste can all be symptoms including fever. Suggest that you do not smoke. If this persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs of respiratory or sinus infection?

Different infection: respiratory infections can be different types and variable presentations. usually there is runny nose, congestion, with yellow or green mucus discharge, post nasal drip, cough, face pain, forehead pain, headache, fever...... ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Some: Usually cough medicine will help alleviate stuffy, runny nose, and aches depending on the medicine you use. They may also alleviate cough and post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Are frequent colds signs and symptoms of sinus infection?

Are frequent colds signs and symptoms of sinus infection?

Possibly: Colds can alter the normal anatomy of sinuses and create an environment of secondary infection. ...Read more

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Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinus problems, recurrent infections, because of allergy?

Sinusitis + allergy: Allergies are one of the commonest causes of sinusitis, or sinus infections. This happens because nasal allergies make the membranes inside the nasal cavity and sinus cavities swell. When they swell, they block the tiny openings that connect the sinus cavity to the nasal cavity and bacteria trapped behind the blocked openings or ostia, then grow very numerous; next, your body sends white cells. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sinus infections feel like symptoms of a uti?

Do symptoms of sinus infections feel like symptoms of a uti?

Usually not....: Sinus infections generally cause midfacial pain , which can be associated with discolored purulent nasal drainge and a low grade tremperature, uti, or urinary tract infection can give you symptoms of frequency, pain on urination and usually a temperature. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will OTC cold medicines alleviate?

Multiple: Otc cold medicines can alleviate almost every symptom: -pain/pressure (acetaminophen, ibuprophen) -congestion (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine) -drainage (antihistamines) i would look directly for these ingredients to see what you are targeting. If not improving, an prescription antibiotic would be needed for the infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

Sinusitis: It is the same for all the sinuses except for the location. The sphenoid is up behind your nose so you may feel pressure there with the headaches. All the other symptoms of sinusitis are the same. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues, like an infection, trigger or make migraine symptoms worse?

Can sinus issues, like an infection, trigger or make migraine symptoms worse?

Migraine triggers: Yes. There are many triggers to migraine headaches. You should keep a journal and try to identify the triggers to avoid migraines. Usually you will need treatment by your doctor for migraine headahes. Be sure to live a healthy lifestyle and do not smoke. Use meditation to relieve stress which is a big trigger of migraines. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms for chronic sinusitis?

What are the signs or symptoms for chronic sinusitis?

Numerous: A sensation of fullness in the area of the sinuses, congestion and purulent discharge from the nostrils, tenderness over the sinus areas, cough, and occasionally may precipitate asthmatic attacks. This is characterized as chronic when it has gone on for longer than 12 weeks. Should be seen by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of sinusitus?

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

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Could a reaction to nasal decongestant spray mimic symptoms of cluster headache?

Could a reaction to nasal decongestant spray mimic symptoms of cluster headache?

Unlikely: "alarm clock headache" that may last from weeks to months that typify cluster headaches, would be an uncommon side effect of nasal decongestant use. What have you been noticing from your use of the nasal decongestant spray? How long have you been using the spray for. I have my patients only use such sprays a maximum of 5 days to prevent issues with worsening nasal congestion, etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Pain: Pain is the primary symptom. Drainage from the ear can suggest an external infection. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

Pain/pressure: Colds usually are not painful. A cold wiil give nasal cogestion and discharge, and youmay have fever, cough, and malaise. Sinus infection will give you sll the above symptoms but may also include pain snd pressure in the affected sinus. ...Read more

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


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more