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How can ear, nose, throat specialist help someone with chronic sinus problems?

How can ear, nose, throat specialist help someone with chronic sinus problems?

Lots of options: We are the specialists in the nose ; sinuses. First, we work with you to find the basis of your sinus problems- allergy, anatomy or other medical condition. Once that's determined, a medication regimen can be recommended. If there's an obvious anatomic issue or you fail aggressive medical therapy, surgery then comes into play. Meet with an ENT to discuss your personalized treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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What is an ear, nose, throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

What is an ear, nose, throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

Otolaryngologist: An otolyaryngologist would obtain a medical history and a physical exam. Radiographic studies may be done and a scope may be placed up the nose to visualize the sinus etc. The doctor will develop a treatment plan depending on the findings of the evaluation. ...Read more

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What can an ear, nose and throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

What can an ear, nose and throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?

Give yourelief...: I can speak personally as a former chronic sinus patient. The ENT worked with me on various medical therapies, but when that wasn't working, he did surgery to open the sinuses and clean things out. If I had known earlier how much better I would feel after that was done, I would have done it years earlier. Get their opinion on what is best for your individual situation. ...Read more

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Went for an Mri scan showed sinus congestion and swollen glands. Follow up blood test been referred to a specialist what could this be for Sinusitis?

Went for an Mri scan showed sinus congestion and swollen glands. Follow up blood test been referred to a specialist what could this be for Sinusitis?

MRI is not: Actually generally done for sinus infection both because it is a LOT of work for a minor condition (there goes the NH budget!!!) but also because it isn't very predictive of who benefits from treatment. Studies have shown that looking for purulence at the back of the throat is a better test.
this doesn't quite make sense. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Yes: The most sensitive and accurate diagnosis can be achieved by a physician - simply by asking you questions, and by thoroughly examining you. If an ear, nose, & throat doctor (otolaryngologist) still has questions after that, imaging studies (x-rays or ct scans) can help them sort things out. ...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 daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. Her last nasal culture came back with strep A and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. Should I see an immunologist? She has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. Adenoids have been removed twic

Allergist/Immunologist: Would help you sort it out, history suggestive of colonization rather active infection and chronic sinusitis, allergies to environmental triggers might be the cause, as adenoids were removed twice, and can regrow, hope she is otherwise growing and developing fine. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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What do you recommemd for sinus problems?

What do you recommemd for sinus problems?

GO to ENT: Use neilmed rinse with saline solution into your nostrils. You may use decongestants (phenylephrine) in pills or nasal spray. Also a nasal cortisone spray twice daily (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) etc) may be helpful. If there is fever with facial pressure may be an antibiotic may help. If you are desperate go to ent. Most of the time there is an allergic component req. Antihistamines or cortisone in pill. ...Read more

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Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

Not likely: Restasis is a topical drop designed to increase the production of tears in those deficient in tear flow. The increase can be helpful but rarely enough to increase tear flow into the sinuses and in fact more fluid in sinuses might improve the health of the sinuses. So if Restasis is helpful, continue it. ...Read more

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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Yes: Infections of the sinuses can even cause blindness. Any vision changes with the finding of vision changes need immediate treatment. Oral antibiotics are sometimes effective with decongestants but surgical intervention is indicated in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Yes: Yes it can. If you take the right treatment you will end up with a dry mouth. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for severe sinus problems?

What's the best cure for severe sinus problems?

Read here for more: Sinusitis has many causes, including infection, allergy, bony obstruction, nasal polyps, cystic fibrosis, tumors and even cancers. An ear, nose and throat specialist can evaluate and provide treatment options. To read more, see www. Richmondsinusandallergy. Com. ...Read more

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I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

Indirectly, perhaps: If diabetic's blood sugars are not well controlled, the excess glucose may allow bacteria/viruses to thrive more easily in the sinuses. Keep sugar under control; flush nasal passages/sinuses with saline spray to wash out germs (neti pot works well, too; just remember to use boiled or distilled water). Wash hands frequently, especially if around others with infections. ...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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What do you suggest if my sinus problems and headaches?

What do you suggest if my sinus problems and headaches?

Many: First try the over the counter meds. A Sinus rinse is great (saline to flush out the nasal passages). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a good medicine to loosen mucus. Sudafed is a good decongestant. Nasacourt is a good Nasal steroid spray that is available over the counter. If these things don't work, you need to be seen ...Read more

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Being a person with chronic sinus problems, is la a bad place to move?

Being a person with chronic sinus problems, is la a bad place to move?

Triggers?: It depends on what your triggers are for your allergies/sinus problems. If they environmental things like smog, la may not be a good choice. If cold, dry weather is your nemesis, la would be a great choice. Not enough people find out what causes their symptoms and use avoidance. Talk with allergist or ENT about identifying what sets you off - if it's your dog and he is moving to la with you -oops! ...Read more

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What does the medical term "cobblestoning" mean in regards to sinus problems?

What does the medical term "cobblestoning" mean in regards to sinus problems?

Cobblestoning: Hello. The term cobblestoning refers to the appearance of the lining in the back of the throat. A normal pattern of lymphatic tissue that lines the posterior wall of the oropharynx. Sinus drainage may activate this tissue causing redness and swelling. ...Read more

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Chronic sinus problems. Nothing seems to work, not even the 'good stuff.' any suggestions?

Chronic sinus problems. Nothing seems to work, not even the 'good stuff.' any suggestions?

What is good stuff?: The treatment of chronic sinusitis is generally nasal antiinflammatory sprays, allergy meds if called for, corticosteroid medications and antibiotics. If none of those work, a ct sinus is obtained. If there is a narrowing of the sinus passageways they can be opened minimally invasively as an in office procedure. Polyps need surgical treatment. Find a local ENT to consult with. ...Read more

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I've been having a headache for almost a wk. I also have sinus problems. What can I take otc?

I've been having a headache for almost a wk. I also have sinus problems. What can I take otc?

Lots of causes: For headaches. Presuming what you called sinus problems is actually allergies, then taking Claritin or loratadine, zyrtec (cetirizine) or Cetirizine or Allegra or fexofenadine should help ease your problems. Should this not be the case, please see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that sinus problems are permanent? Or can one be fully treated and cured even after having ongoing problems with congestion

Is it true that sinus problems are permanent? Or can one be fully treated and cured even after having ongoing problems with congestion

This is not true: Sinus disease is actually not the same in every situation. Milder sinusitis is much more "curable". For instance, obstruction of the maxillary sinuses alone is much more curable than obstruction of all of the sinuses (maxillary, ethmoid, frontal, and sphenoid) with nasal polyps. Also, identification and management of allergies contributing to the sinus problems greatly improves the "cure" rate. ...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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How can I cure my never ending sinus problems?

How can I cure my never ending sinus problems?

Cause?: In order to determine the best approach to healing your sinus problems, it would be important to determine the cause. Recommend evaluation by an ENT (otolaryngologist) specialist. ...Read more

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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