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Symptoms Of Sinus Perforation
See your dentist: It is possible for a sinus to be exposed while removing an upper wisdom tooth due to the position of the roots that protrude into the sinus cavity. If that had happened, you will feel more pain than usual and will notice air and fluids entering the sinus when you suck in through your nose. This can be very dangerous. Contact the surgeon/dentist that did the extractions immediately. ...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
What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?
See Endodontist: It depends upon what was placed into your sinus. If it was the disinfecting solution the denist uses to clean your canals then the sinus usually recovers with no intervention. However, if the 'filling material' of the root canal was placed in the sinus then you need the help of an oral surgeon or ent. Since you said this is 'chronic' I would suggest getting this looked at soon. ...Read more
Can weightlifting after sinus surgery cause septal perforation? One month post op, have nasally breathing, trouble breathing into nose, lack smell
Possibly,: See the surgeon for follow up care and advice. ...Read more
Perforated sinus everything I eat and drink goes up in sinus have been very sick for months I need help?
See ENT: You should see an ear, nose and throat surgeon. If you are having sinus issues there are procedures to address them. ...Read more
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
What are the symptoms of a colonoscopy micro-perforation? How is it diagnosed, and does it require intervention?
Microperforation: Though uncommon, this is not a rare problem associated with a very common and important procedure. Pain within a few hours, sometimes with fever, is an indication. Free abdominal air on a plain film is adequate to make the diagnosis. Usually, bowel rest and antibiotics will suffice, but occasionally surgical intervention will be necessary. Good luck. ...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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Nasal wash: Hello, my patients who suffer with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis and use a regular sinus rinse find their symptoms to be better controlled. Sinus pressure is related to a narrowing of the sinus outflow pathways. Afrin nasal spray used twice a day followed by the sinus rinse may work even better. If the symptoms persist despite these maneuvers, then a visit to your ENT may be helpful. ...Read more
Blocked sinus: Blockage of a sinus cavity usually leads to a buildup of mucus and this increased pressure often causes discomfort like headache or cheek discomfort. A ct scan of the paranasal sinuses would show inspissated fluid or thickening of the sinus lining. Some people with fluid in a sinus may have no symptoms. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Do you need to take medication for pots syndrome/ inappropriate sinus tach? High hr is just an annoyance sometimes, don't really have other symptoms
Probably not: If you have a diagnosis of pots, the treatment is directed towards symptoms. Pots by itself isn't life threatening, but can be annoying. Lots of fluids throughout the day is also a standard recommendation. If you really aren't symptomatic, why would you take medicine or even carry this diagnosis. ...Read more
I am riding the 947 challenge (cycling 100km) this weekend and have come down with very mild flu symptoms yesterday (which is probably better described as sinus). I am taking OTC medication, and it seems to be a lot better today. Can I still ride?
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