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Dr. Martin Raff
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What does a sinus infection look like?

Dr. Martin Raff
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What does a sinus infection look like?

Sinusitis: Often presents with nasal speech, congestion, swelling and pain over the face, dental pain, purulent nasal discharge, occasionally fever and headache. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses caused by a virus, allergies, bacteria or fungus. The vast majority of sinusitis does not need antibiotics and goes away with simple remidies like NSAIDs, ...Read more


Dr. Peter Curreri
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Does a sinus infection cause someone to feel as if their body is swaying like on a boat but they are sitting still?

Dr. Peter Curreri
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Does a sinus infection cause someone to feel as if their body is swaying like on a boat but they are sitting still?

Sinus pressure: yes, you can certainly feel lightheaded and dizzy with sinus infection. It is the pressure of the fluid in your sinus cavities that make you feel this way. Sometimes, antihistamines i.e. Benadryl may help this. They will make you tired. You could also try pseudophed. This will raise your blood pressure and will keep you awake. ...Read more

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Dr. Willam Lau
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Does a sinus infection smell sweet?

Dr. Willam Lau
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Does a sinus infection smell sweet?

NO: Sinus infection usually smell stink, often caused by anaerobic organisms. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Does a sinus infection makes ur body feel drained and how long do I have to go thru this?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Really infected?: If you are not only stuffed-up and feel worn out and drained from breathing badly - but are infected, you might need antibiotics to get rid of it. Go to a doctor - if it is an infection and you get medicine, it will feel better in a day or so. But always take the medication till it's gone as prescribed to make sure you get all of it. Without meds, it might become chronic. You don't want that! ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

Sinusitis: An infection in the nasopharynx can certainly spread to the middle ear for otitis media and ultimately labyrinthitis. It will likely respond to the same treatment prescribed for the sinusitis. You may need symptom relief for the dizzyness until the infection resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Garnier
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How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

Dr. Katharine Garnier
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How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

6 weeks??: Sinusitis, as well as many viruses, can cause a labyrinthitis, that results in dizziness. This can last sometimes as long as 6 weeks, with symptoms sometimes severe enough that people look drunk when they try to walk or have nausea with it like being seasick! it is important to see your doctor, to rule out something else & diagnose you, and there are some medications that can help the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Does a sinus infection make the area around your eyebrows twitch?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Not without: other symptoms It can, but tension around the forehead and many other things can too. One of the best indicators of sinus infection is seeing gunk at the back of hte throat. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Richards
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Does a sinus infection toothache still have sensitivity while on antibiotics?

Dr. Jonathan Richards
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Does a sinus infection toothache still have sensitivity while on antibiotics?

It can: Sinus infections can be very stubborn to resolve. Some can take months. In addition, the position of the upper back teeth can also cause a sinus infection to persist if a tooth is infected (in some cases). It is possible that your sensitivity is originating in the sinus, the tooth, or both. A thorough examination would be necessary to narrow it down. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

No.: An infection limited to your sinuses should not cause shortness of breath. You may have trouble breathing through your nose, but you should be able to breathe normally through your mouth. If you have shortness of breath, the infection may have spread to your lungs and causes pneumonia. Shortness of breath needs immediate evaluation. Go to the ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

Possible: Any upper respiratory infection can affect the middle ear and create such symptoms, but if this persists, please see your doctor for a specific diagnosis. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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