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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Two questions: 1) no hashimoto's thyroiditis is a auto- immune disease which does not cause immune suppression. 2) chronic use of steroids ( prednisone) can cause immune-suppression and can modify response to PPD ( TB test). ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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How to cure sinusitis?

How to cure sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be operated?

Can sinusitis be operated?

Yes: The most common indication for surgical intervention is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management (antibiotics, nasal sprays, ± steroids). A ct scan performed after medical management maybe quite helpful in determining your candidacy for surgery. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be treated?

How can sinusitis be treated?

Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sinusitis?

What are the tests for sinusitis?

Clinical and X-ray: Rhino-sinusitis has a number of clinical symptoms and signs. Yellow-green nasal discharge, pain or pressure under and between the eyes. Headache alone surprisingly is not that common. Post nasal drainage and cough are common. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days see an ENT doc. Cat scan is the gold standard for a diagnosis. But most acute symptoms are viral. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

The symptoms of Sinusitis include:: Nasal drainage, Congestion, Headache, Sore throat, Cough, Fever, Thick mucus drainage from nose, Blocked nose, Facial pain, Dental pain. ...Read more

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What to do for a recurring sinusitis?

Check with ENT doc.: At age 48, recurrent sinusitis may be due to allergic rhinitis or a blockage of the opening of the sinuses in the lateral wall of the nose. I would advise obtaining a consultation from an ENT doctor for diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for sinusitis I. ?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis usually causes facial pressure and pain. Most patients have thick yellow of green nasal discharge and the nose is usually stuffy. Some patients have fatigue and malaise, simply feeling worn out and run down. Can have pain or discomfort in the upper teeth. Can also have fever, chills and associated cough. Treatment includes nasal saline, antibiotics and sometimes steroids. Hope that helps ...Read more

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What are the ways to diagnose sinusitis?

History of exam: Most cases of classic acute sinusitis can be diagnosed by a good history: 1) nasal congestion 2) sinus pressure 3) sinus pain 4) tooth pain 5) ear pain 6) purulent drainage 7) fatigue and malaise. Not all have to be present for you to have a sinus infection. A good rule of thumb "if you have a cold more than 7 days.. It is likely a sinus infection." chronic sinusitis has to be diagnosed with a ct. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more