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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 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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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 (diphenhydramine) 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?

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

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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

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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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 make the area around your eyebrows twitch?

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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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 show on a blood test. I had a cbc& auto differential and a basic metablic panel done said i had no infection, but i can feel it?

Does a sinus infection show on a blood test. I had a cbc& auto differential and a basic metablic panel done said i had no infection, but i can feel it?

No: With any infection signs of inflammation may show with sedimentation rate or WBC elevation. But with sinus congestion, inflammation, infection these may not show. Transillumination with Flashlight may detect the congestion, and X-rays can show! Easily. Nasal,saline and a decongestant may help you resolve. If fever or worsening see ENT ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection cause body aches, or more likely to be flu?

Does a sinus infection cause body aches, or more likely to be flu?

Flu: A sinus infection is not usually accompanied by body aches. The presence of both sinus infection and body aches may indicate flu. Rest and plenty of fluids are typical treatment for flu. ...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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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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I'd like to understand why I keep getting a sinus infection. ?

I'd like to understand why I keep getting a sinus infection. ?

Possible anatomical: There are several possible causes for recurrent sinus infections, including anatomical anomalies (deviated septum, underdeveloped sinus cavities, etc.), perennial allergies, and immune deficiency. Sometimes colds or allergic rhinitis is over-diagnosed as being a sinus infection. I recommend seeing an ENT to help determine if you actually have sinus infections, and if so, the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr says I have sinus infection. The floor feels like it's bouncing but does it so much more on hard floors. Why?

?bouncing: I am not quite sure what you mean by "bouncing" of the floor, but if you were DX with a sinus infection, the infection can often refer symptoms to adjacent and connecting structures such as the inner ear (through eustacian tube travel of bacteria) and result in a type of inner ear/vestibular dysfunction causing dizziness or imbalance issues, maybe what you describe as a "bouncing?". ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have some sinus infection symptoms but i don't have a sinus infection!?

What are symptoms?: What are your symptoms specifically and how do you know that you do not have a sinus infection? I can not recommend anything because you do not tell me what your symptoms are. It is not easy for a physician to recommend therapy if you are simply saying "i feel like I have some sinus infection but i don't have a sinus infection. Has an x-ray been taken? ...Read more

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Could azithro help w a uti?  may need it for a sinus infection and feel like I may have uti. 

Could azithro help w a uti?  may need it for a sinus infection and feel like I may have uti. 

Not likely: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is used primarily to treat respiratory bacterial infections. It is not an ideal antibiotic for urinary tract infections as these are usually caused by a different species of bacteria, one not affected by azithromycin. ...Read more

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Lately as in, today, sounds have been weird like they are inside a can could it be my sinus infection I have had for the last 4 days?

What sounds?: Are you referring symptoms of hearing weird sounds, like your ears are clogged, similar to when your ears pop when flying? If so, you may have eustachian tube dysfunction due to a URI or sinus infection. You can try an oral decongestant provided you don't have any contraindications, ie Hypertension, heart disease, etc. Otherwise, please clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Sheila Smith
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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