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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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I have asthma and sinus problems what type of doctor is recommended to see so I can get this under control I feel like its taking over my life?

I have asthma and sinus problems what type of doctor is recommended to see so I can get this under control I feel like its taking over my life?

Asthma: Asthma related to sinuses is probably secondary to allergies, a board certified allergist is best equipped to help you control your symptoms. You may be a candidate for allergen immunotherapy that has shown efficacy in controlling both asthma and nasal allergies. Find an allergist at acaai. Org or aaaai. Org. Btw stop smoking! ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to quit coffee to help my sinus problems and headaches. Will that actually work?

My doctor wants me to quit coffee to help my sinus problems and headaches. Will that actually work?

No: Coffee has nothing to do with sinus problems. Unlikely it will help headaches. Withdrawal from coffee usually will cause headaches. If you have sinus problems, headaches likely secondary to sinus.
See ent doc to assess sinuses. ...Read more

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Cardio triggres extreme sinus problems. What doctor can help? Been to allergy clinic n sinus doctor n both said im ok. I love cardio, who can help?

Cardio triggres extreme sinus problems. What doctor can help? Been to allergy clinic n sinus doctor n both said im ok. I love cardio, who can help?

Cardio: If you mean your nose gets plugged up when you do a treadmill jogging or roving for a cardio exercise then it is unlikely to be an allergy but probably a vasomotor reaction. This is a regulatory neurological response to nasal tissue and sometimes intranasal steroids can help. If the response is severe enough, the sinus may also be involved. ...Read more

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1yr old constant sinus problems. I saline his nose 2×daily&started him on allergex syrup at night doc advice. Still his a mouth breather any advice?

1yr old constant sinus problems. I saline his nose 2×daily&started him on allergex syrup at night doc advice. Still his a mouth breather any advice?

See E.N.T.specialist: You are taking treatment as advised by your doctor but still it is not very effective, and you are mouth breather. You should consult E.N.T. to get examined, investigated for your sinus problem and treatment to relive you from mouth breathing ...Read more

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What does an ear nose throat doctor do on your first appointment for potential sinus problems?

What does an ear nose throat doctor do on your first appointment for potential sinus problems?

Depends: It all depends on the problem. I start out by getting an extensive history (often people come in with sinus complaints but there issue is not sinusitis). After the physical exam I might perform a scope (to visualize the nasal passages). If we are thinking about surgery or concerned for chronic sinusitis I will order a ct scan. ...Read more

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Do doctors reccomend for patients to use neti pot to clear sinus congestion?

Do doctors reccomend for patients to use neti pot to clear sinus congestion?

Some do.: Sinus irrigation can be helpful for some patients with chronic sinus problems. You want to make sure to use either previously boiled water that has been allowed to cool (to sterilize the water) or bottled water. ...Read more

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I've had a deep cough and sinus congestion/irritation for almost 2 weeks now maybe more. Should I go to the doctor or wait it out?

I've had a deep cough and sinus congestion/irritation for almost 2 weeks now maybe more. Should I go to the doctor or wait it out?

See Your Doctor Now: In general, respiratory infections (runny/stuffy nose, cough, etc.) can last up to 2 weeks with the symptoms gradually improving over time. These infections are commonly caused by viruses. Symptoms persisting beyond 2 weeks may indicate complications such as sinus infections, bronchitis, and more. At this point in time you should see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 3 months. What doctor do I see?

I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 3 months. What doctor do I see?

Primary care doc: In general it is always a good idea to start with your primary physician - he/she knows your overall health status and can start you on simple treatments for this type of complaint. If these fail then he/she may refer you to an ENT or other specialist. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear

Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear

Your: Your symptoms are very common for an upper respiratory tract infection--usually viral and will go away after 10-14 days. An ear infection can also be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, an antibiotic should help it heal faster. Nasal congestion can lead to ear problems due to swelling of the eustachian tube that normally equalizes pressure in the middle ear.

Even after the cold has resolved, the ear symptoms can last for weeks. Afrin can help, but only take it as directed for 3 days. Then stop it no matter how your nose feels--it can quickly become habit forming as your nose learns to rely on it rather than its own mechanisms to decongest. Sudafed or other decongestants can help, but have the same potential for addiction (less likely than afrin) for those who stay on it for too long. ...Read more

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What is the best type of humidifier for sinus problems, warm mist or cool mist?

What is the best type of humidifier for sinus problems, warm mist or cool mist?

See below:: For safety, use cool-mist humidifiers for children. Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she gets too close. Warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers are equally effective in humidifying the air. Also, by the time the water vapor reaches your child's lower airways, it's the same temperature regardless of whether it started out warm or cool. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more

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How do I fight sinus problems?

Address cause: One reason may be allergies producing nasal congestion. If it is, try nasal steroids. You may also have progressed such that your anatomy encourages sinus infections such as swollen nasal lining or obstruction of your sinus openings. See an ENT who will try to treat it medically first and then resort to surgery, if needed. ...Read more

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How can I cure my sinus problems?

How can I cure my sinus problems?

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. Sinusitis can be chronic on nature or recurring acute infections that return to baseline between infections. This can be caused by abnormal anatomy, problems with your immune system, allergy, exposures, this list can go on and on. See your ENT doctor for guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain why I have sinus problems for years?

Please explain why I have sinus problems for years?

Chronic sinusitis: Hello. Sinusitis can be chronic on nature or recurring acute infections that return to baseline between infections. This can be caused by abnormal anatomy, problems with your immune system, allergy, exposures, this list can go on and on. See your ENT doctor for guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I have sinus problems for years?

Many reasons: Sinusitis is a favorite term that lay people use when they walk into a doctors office. First a diagnosis needs to be made with a cat scan. That is the gold standard. But to be more specific, here are some possibilities. 1.) allergic rhinitis, 2.) hypertrophy of the middle turbinates of the lateral wall of the nose, 3.) a severely deviated nasal septum, 4.) specific granulomas of the nose. See ent. ...Read more

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What is making me so unsteady? Sinus problems again?

Hmmm: While sinus problems can sometimes make you unsteady, it is not the most likely cause. You should see an ENT and/or neurologist to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems replicate meningitis?

Can sinus problems replicate meningitis?

Very much so.: The pain and fever of sinus infection may be associated with a number of similar symptoms to meningitis (an migraine as well). Generally, a clinician can distinguish between the two during an examination. Moreover, the patient with meningitis will typically appear more ill, often be non-ambulatory. Treatment of meningitis is critical. Http://www. Niaid. Nih. Gov/topics/sinusitis/pages/symptoms. Aspx. ...Read more

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Is a BP 153/76 high for someone having asthma and sinus problems?

Is a BP 153/76 high for someone having asthma and sinus problems?

Blood pressure: Yes this blood pressure is high. If you are taking medicine for your sinuses, that could be a cause. Keep a close eye on your pressure. If it remains elevated after your sinuses are improved, then you need to get in to be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Does floaters in etes be connected to sinus problems?

Does floaters in etes be connected to sinus problems?

Not really: Floaters in the eye have several causes. The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and eye exam is advisable. In both of these situations, the floaters persist. Sinus problems are not a cause. ...Read more

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Sinus problems when quitting smoking, what should I do?

Nasal saline.: Clear the sinuses with nasal saline daily. This should keep your symptoms at bay. Just don't smoke again. ...Read more

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Could salt lamps actually work for allergy/sinus problems?

Could salt lamps actually work for allergy/sinus problems?

No relations: Salt lamps are large pieces of salt or sodium chloride. Sodium chloride would have no effects on treating any diseases. It seems like it is sold at holistic medicine stores with a lot of claims. In general, those claims are not supported by any scientific evidence. ...Read more