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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Roy Arnold
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How severe is a paranasal sinus.. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

Dr. Roy Arnold
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How severe is a paranasal sinus.. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

No cause for alarm: The paranasal sinuses are normal structures in the head. Their are 8, 4 on each side - frontal, maxillary, ethmoid and sphenoid. Their purpose is to warm and humidify inhaled air. They can sometimes become infected and can be easily treated with antibiotics. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Biopsy to prove: And ct is better to assess bony involvement; and mr for soft tisse extent. Bone scans and chest ct's look for spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

Nasal symptoms: This growth in the nose cavity can cause obstruction on one side, bleeding, pain and swelling of the face. If delayed it might cause swelling of the lymph nodes, and infectious signs from the nose. See your otolaryngologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What is the treatment for paranasal sinus cancer?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What is the treatment for paranasal sinus cancer?

Tough anatomy to: Cure with surgery without defects, but it's standard. Combined chemoradiotherapy may be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Why can mastoiditis potentially more dangerous than a paranasal sinus infection?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Why can mastoiditis potentially more dangerous than a paranasal sinus infection?

See below: Because the infection can migreate into the skull and form an epidural abscess. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Fields
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Plz explain.minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes.mildly increased ethmoid air cells.no acute sinusitis or osseous changes .

Dr. Harold Fields
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Plz explain.minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes.mildly increased ethmoid air cells.no acute sinusitis or osseous changes .

Sinusitis: It usually means that you a lingering mild chronic inflammation in your sinuses often associated with allergies. It usually is self limiting but if you are having bothersome symptoms would try a nasal spray such as Flonase ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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My mother has paranasal sinus cancer. Should I be worried for what this means?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Sure, but wait: Sinuses are mysteries to people but they are hollow cavities that add to voice quality, but when inflamed, can cause bleeding, drainage, infectiojn, and unusually cancer:frontal, ethmoid, spenoid and maxillary describe locations. The neighboring things are sensitive and important: brain, eyes, ability to smell and taste. Some can be cured, other can be relieved. But it isn't simple. See ent/radonc. ...Read more

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Dr. Roy Arnold
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Mild mucosal thickening is evident in paranasal sinuses it is most marked in anterior ethmoid region,but minor mucosal thickening in all Sinus?found

Dr. Roy Arnold
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Mild mucosal thickening is evident in paranasal sinuses it is most marked in anterior ethmoid region,but minor mucosal thickening in all Sinus?found

Chronic sinusitis: Suggest you consult an Otorhinolarygologist for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Sphenoid/paranasal/maxillary sinus-mild inflammatory mucosal thickening. Poly in maxillry sinus. What does it mean? On biaxin for 14 days.

Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Sphenoid/paranasal/maxillary sinus-mild inflammatory mucosal thickening. Poly in maxillry sinus.  What does it mean?  On biaxin for 14 days.

Sinusitis: What it means is that you have sinus inflammation. It sounds as if you have had a cat scan. My personal feeling is that biaxin is not my drug of choice. If you are asymptomatic, steroids might help to resolve the inflammation which is your immune system trying to cure the virus or allergen that might be causing the sinusitis. If you are asymptomatic, you do not need treatment. ...Read more

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