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What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more


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What is sinusitis ?

What is sinusitis
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Sinus infection: Sinus infections are caused by blockage of the sinus cavities. These may be bacterial or viral in nature. Symptoms include fevers, malaise, nasal congestion, & pressure in the face and cheek area. Depending on the cause and severity, treatments include nasal rinses, antibiotics and steroids. ...Read more

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What causes sinusitis?

What causes sinusitis?

Various: There are many possible causes of sinusitis, including but not limited to infection, allergies, inflammatory disease, problems with the anatomy (shape) of the sinuses, even masses. ...Read more

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What causes recurring sinusitis?

What causes recurring sinusitis?

Anatomy or swelling: Simply put recurrent sinusitis can occur from 1) an anatomic abnormality that blocks the sinus from draining (like a deviated septum) 2) the lining to the sinuses may become inflamed and swell and close the sinus opening ( this is usually related to allergy). Medical therapy is the first line treatment but many times, anatomic issues need to be addressed with surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sinusitis?

What are the causes of sinusitis?

Sinusitis: The common causes are bacteria and fungus. Patients with severe allergic rhinitis, severe septal deviation, nasal polyps, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis are prone to recurrent sinusitis. ...Read more

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What happens if sinusitis isn't treated?

Quality of life: Complications ( brain abscess, vision loss) are possible with untreated sinusitis. Most cases of untreated sinusitis just lead to chronic sinusitis which can reduce a persons quality of life... Facial pain, pressure, discolored nasal discharge, post- nasal drainage... Etc. ...Read more

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What are the indications you may have sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis has many symptoms including facial pain and pressure, teeth pain, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, fevers and chills, and also ear pain. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis contagious?

No: Sinusitis is a bacterial infection. If it was caused by a viral upper respiratory infection (cold) then that is what would be contagious. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis contagious?

Is sinusitis contagious?

Usually not: The bugs causing sinusitis r usually the residents here--they live without causing problem because they exist in small number due the oxygen (toxic to these bugs) keeping them at bay. When nose/sinuses congested by cold/allergies blocking the oxygen exchange which allows the bugs to grow in excess and causes sinusitis. Treat the congestion and sinusitis often resolves w/o antibiotics. Consult doc. ...Read more

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What is chronic sinusitis?

What is chronic sinusitis?

Chronic inflammation: The lining to the sinuses is specialized to produce mucous. There are also microscopic "hair cells" called cilia that move the mucous to the sinus opening so it can drain. Chronic sinusitis is injury to the sinus lining (repeat infections or one long one) that damages the sinuses ability to do what it normally does. This promotes infection and blockage. Pain and stuffiness result. ...Read more

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What is recurrent sinusitis?

Repeated infections: Recurrent sinusitis is repeated infections. A recurrent infection is one that is treated and symptoms resolve with a "re-start" weeks to months after the initial treatment. Chronic sinusitis is an infection that has lasted more than 8-12 weeks. Indications for surgery are: >= 4 infections/year or chronic sinusitis with symptoms and ct scan findings correlating with symptoms. ...Read more

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Can fungus cause sinusitis?

Can fungus cause sinusitis?

It can but uncommon: Fungus infections can cause sinusitis but it is rather rare.Most of the sinus infections are caused by Viruses and Bacteria
It happens mostly in immune compromised individuals.Most common pathogens are Aspergillus and mucor species ...Read more

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Can sinusitis affect hearing ?

Can sinusitis affect hearing ?

Yes: Your sinus is very close to your ears and infections can spread there ...Read more

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What is chronic sinusitis from?

Chronic Sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is "inflammation" of the sinus linings for 3 months or longer. Infection can be present, but chronic sinusitis can also be swelling in the absence of infection. Many causes may contribute to chronic sinusitis, including environmental exposures, allergies, recurrent infections, and a person's own bodily function (i.e, immune system, genetics, anatomy, etc.) ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause toothaches?

Yes: Swelling of the sinus can cause pressure on the roots of the upper molars. ...Read more

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Is sphenoid sinusitis dangerous?

Can be: Your sphenoidal sinuses are right behind your eyes and infection there can form an abscess and has potential to effect your vision. However abscessed sinuses whereever can get abscessed and effect your brain. Be a source of encephalitis or menningitis. ...Read more

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Is milk good or bad for sinusitis?

Depends: Good or bad, depends on if you are allergic to milk or milk products. If you have symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough and you continue to be exposed to foods containing milk or milk products you can theoretically be predisposed to sinusitis. ...Read more

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Headache and also i have sinusitis?

Headache and also i have sinusitis?

The headache: may be related to a sinusitis. Have you been evaluated to determine if your condition requires antibiotics or not. ? ...Read more

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How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Greetings. The treatment of choice in my practice for chronic sinusitis would be an antibiotic, possibly a steroid medication, a nasal spray and a follow up visit after the medication has been completed. Further evaluation such as a nasal endoscopy or ct scan may be helpful to check for recovery. ...Read more

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Is eating oranges good for sinusitis?

Is eating oranges good for sinusitis?

Linus Pauling: Claimed vitamin c good for almost anything. Supposed to improve immunity? ...Read more

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Is eating cold food bad in sinusitis?

Is eating cold food bad in sinusitis?

Should be ok: As long as the temperature of your food or drink does not cause pain or discomfort, eating cold foods should not interfere with sinusitis symptoms or treatment. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause sinusitis like symptoms?

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Can tmj cause sinusitis like symptoms?

Very common: for patients with TMJ to complain of pain and pressure in their sinuses, despite the fact that there is no sinus pathology present. ...Read more

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How can you address chronic sinusitis?

How can you address chronic sinusitis?

Reduce inflammation: The only way to get rid
1 reduce inflammation
2keep your nasal passages draining
3 eliminate the underlying cause
4reduce the number of flare ups
you can be prescribed following medicines
1 nasal corticisteroids to reduce inflamation
2saline nasal irrigation
3oral/injectable steroids
4 oral decongestants if not contraindicated
5antibiotics sometimes if bacterial for14da
6 i mmunotherapy
7 surgery. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis a common disease?

Not common but: Not rare either. In my own patient population (most of them have allergic or immune problem), chronic sinusitis accounts for about 1% of the visits. The incidence is likely much lower in the general population. If you do have it and the CT did not show obstruction at the sinus openings (ostia), you should consider getting an allergy and possibly an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic sinusitis?

What can be done for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery if meds fail: Chronic sinusitis can be quite debilitating and can be a significant source or discomfort for some patients year-round. I usually start with medical management with nasal steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics, sinus rinses, decongestants etc. If after 2 months of medical management, patients do not respond then a ct is indicated and if significant obstruction is noted, then surgery is warranted. ...Read more

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What are the ways to prevent sinusitis?

What are the ways to prevent sinusitis?

Keep the nose clear: Since the sinuses drain into the nose, when nasal stuffiness blocks this normal drainage an infection of the sinus can result. If you suffer from nasal allergies, an antihistamine can help to reduce that stuffiness, or a decongestant for stuffiness due to a cold. If problem persists, see your ent, allergist or family physician for help. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis develop after bronchitis?

Can sinusitis develop after bronchitis?

Yes: Bronchitis and sinusitis infections are often diagnosed within the same time frame. If you are an asthmatic, your doctor may instruct you on the use of your albuterol and possibly inhaled or oral steroid for worsening. Monitoring your temperature, staying well hydrated and if thick discolored drainage persists, an antibiotic may be indicated. ...Read more

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What does sinusitis look like in a baby?

What does sinusitis look like in a baby?

Depends: Before 4-6 m babies essentially have no sinus cavities. By a year, the maxillary & ethmoid sinuses are partially developed and inflammation can be seen as creamy nasal debris that often descends down the back of the throat like a waterfall during oral exam. Xrays < 1yr are rarely helpful as the sinus cavities are often filled by normal mucous at that age rather than trapped pus seen when older. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Yes: If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses... Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors. ...Read more

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Would sinusitis affect my monocyte count?

Perhaps: While infectious and inflammatory conditions may alter the monocyte count, sinusitis typically does not increase the mono count significantly. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


Telfast (Definition)

Fexofenadine is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more