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What does a sinus infection look like?

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

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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Does a sinus infection smell sweet?

Does a sinus infection smell sweet?

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

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

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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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

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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How long does a sinus infection make u dizzy?

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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Does a sinus infection toothache still have sensitivity while on antibiotics?

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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Does a sinus infection cause dizziness and a lightheaded feeling when you walk?

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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For how long does a sinus infection last for? Doctor has prescribed me med. For 5 days..Its been 2 days taking med.I still hv headaches and can't sleep

For how long does a sinus infection last for? Doctor has prescribed me med. For 5 days..Its been 2 days taking med.I still hv headaches and can't sleep

Depends: The duration of a sinus infection is often variable and can depend upon severity, duration, time before it began to be treated etc. Also, an antibiotic often can have most of its effects over a 10 day to 2 week period. It is possible that another antibiotic may be called for. Don't hesitate to call back dr. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?

Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?

Define infant: The sinus cavities don't start to form clinically until 4-6m and are difficult to assess reliably before a year of age, if then. Sinus xrays at a year are often filled with fluid with a cold & that study does not reliably confirm a dx. After a year of age the DX is a bit more realistic. Tonsillitis & nasopharyngitis are common early sinusitis like illnesses & can boost a fever &wbc. ...Read more

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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


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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more


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