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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Sinus Problems

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What are the symptoms of a sinus problem. Pain over left eye. Was told it could be pollen in the eye. This has persisted for two days.

There : There are many reason for having unilateral pain around the eye. If it is around only one eye unlikely to be allergy. If you did not have have a cold prior it is hard to say thay this is a sinus issue. You might also be experiencing a form of migraine or something directly related to the eye. Would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Why are my ears ringing, but no flu symptoms nor allergies, nor sinus problems?

Why are my ears ringing, but no flu symptoms nor allergies, nor sinus problems?

Hearing loss: Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, can be caused by many things. High pitched hearing loss as well as ear infections, loud noise exposure and tumors can cause tinnitus. Go see your nearest ENT physician. ...Read more

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Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?

Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?

See ENT ASAP: Mastoiditis may develop in some people and can be a difficult condition to treat with surgery often needed. I presume however that you do know where the mastoid is located otherwise it may also be from an inflammation of the salivary gland or a tumor along the side of the face. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Depends: Sinusitis can cause pain, which is a neurological symptom. In rare cases, advanced serious sinus infections can cause ocular symptoms like double vision, impaired eye motion; and intracranial problems like meningitis or a brain abscess. These are some of the neurological problems associated with sinusitis. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

Allergies/sinusitis: It can be difficult to differentiate. Allergy symptoms usually are runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy and irritated throat. Chronic sinusitis is mostly thick discharge, nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Ultimately, it may be necessary to see an ENT allergist or Allergy/immunologist to do thorough history exam, possibly imaging and allergy testing. ...Read more

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Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion?; or can it instead be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?

Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion?;
 or can it instead  be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?

Lung Question: Sinusitis, allergies and reflux are the primary cause of lung disease. A combination treatment plan can maximize your result. An allergist, ent, pulmonologist and a GI may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read more

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