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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Specific For Sphenoid Sinus Infection

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Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?

Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection  & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?

Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 the sphenoid sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

Sphenoid: This sinus is the most posterior of the sinuses. Sinusitis here occurs after the other sinuses mainly. Symptoms will still include headache and people complain about it at the top of the head or in the back of the head. It is quite nonspecific as it is more rare. Diagnosis can be by sinus xr. If in doubt, go see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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Is sphenoid sinus infection dangerous should I be very worried it?

It can be dangerous: Would see a physician asap. Appropriate antibiotic therapy should be initiated. ...Read more

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Can you have ringing ear with sphenoid sinus infection?

Can you have ringing ear with sphenoid sinus infection?

Tinnitus: Yes you can, if untreated it can put pressure on nasal passages & ear drums, and lead to Tinnitus. ...Read more

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Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?

Following a CT scan and MRI scan there is a suspicion of fungal sinusitis in my sphenoid sinus, how is this treated, what to do?

Urine test for toxin: The most common source of fungal sinusitis is the presence of mold toxins. There is urine testing available to identify which mold toxin is present and how much. The remedy for mold toxins is the binder Cholestryamine. ...Read more

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What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated  sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection?  Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest

Sinusitis treatment : Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve that sends vision signals from the eye to the brain, is a rare complication of paranasal sinusitis. The sphenoid sinus makes up part of the bony cavity that holds the eye and an infection or inflammation can spread and affect the optic nerve and cause vision loss. It is rare. ...Read more

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4 days have had bruised feeling top of head and swollen feeling in sinuses. 33wks pregnant.Sphenoid sinus infection? Safe to wait til tomorrow for dr?

4 days have had bruised feeling top of head and swollen feeling in sinuses. 33wks pregnant.Sphenoid sinus infection? Safe to wait til tomorrow for dr?

No fever: So long as you don't have a fever, it's okay to wait to see doctor tomorrow. If you have a fever, then recommend you go to labor ; delivery to be seen before tomorrow. Increase your fluids/hydration. Best of luck, . ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Thomas Fiala
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more