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How to know if you have a sinus infection?

How to know if you have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose , clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla ( cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Good question: Sinusitis is the most over-diagnosed entity in the field of upper respiratory infections. The great majority of these infections are viral and are constantly being treated blindly and often with unindicated antibiotics. The symptoms of rhino-sinusitis are nasal congestion and obstruction, pain between the eyes, pain and pressure under the eyes and occasionally headaches.Yellow nasal drainage. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinus Infection: Depending on which sinus(es) is/are affected, you will first experience symptoms of a cold- stuffy, runny nose, then headache or facial pain and pressure. Post nasal drip, feeling tired and fever is not uncommon. Your teeth may also hurt. If in doubt, check with with your doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus infections are defined as cough and cold symptoms that are not any better after 19 to 14 days. The color of the mucous from the nose does not mean anything. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Ill, fever, malaise. Inflamed nasal passages, sinus tenderness, facial erythema, prior it'll edema. Purulent nasal discharge. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

What to do if i might have a kidney infection?

Confirm Dx...: "pain over kidneys' and a few white or red blood cells in urine alone will not say or assume someone gets kidney infection. Instead, good history, proper physicals, properly collected urinalysis with or without imaging studies for urinary tract under knowlwdgeable experienced doctor can reasonably confirm if someone gets kidney infection. So, see doctor timely. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a sinus infection or just bad allergies?

How can you tell if you have a sinus infection or just bad allergies?

Not easy: Since both may be associated with nasal congestion. Sinus infection however usually involves one side and may be associated with headaches, lightheadedness, and dark green nasal discharge from the involved side. Allergy usually involves both sides of the nose and may be associated with yellow but not dark green discharge. Itchy eyes is present point to allergy. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sinus infection?

How to know if I have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose , clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla ( cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear infection?

What to do if I have an ear infection?

Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help.Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a baterial infection or not?

It can be difficult : to differentiate bacterial infections from viral infections sometimes. Lab testing can pinpoint it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a permanent or reoccurring sinus infection?

What to do if I have a permanent or reoccurring sinus infection?

Ct scan of sinuses: I would recommend seeing your doctor and get an imaging study of your sinuses like a ct scan of the sinuses . This can help sort out if you have chronic sinusitis, and if there are structural issues ( like deviated nasal septum or nasal polyps ) that are contributing to the symptoms. ...Read more

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What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

Antibiotics : A diagnosed sinus infection will resolve with the appropriate systemic (oral) antibiotics. As far as nasal congestion ; occasional sneezing, as long as you don't have narrow angle (occludable angle potential) then you may take otc decongestants ; antihistamines. I also find nettie pot saline nasal lavage comforting too. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have a dental abscess?

What can you do if you have a dental abscess?

Get it taken care of: See a dentist for care. You will either need it removed or need root canal and crown. You may also need the abcess drained. You do need antibiotics in any case and would likely be given some pain meds as well. It will take a couple days for it to do better. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a sinus infection?

Cold symptoms > 10 d: Bacterial sinus infections are usually a complication of a head cold. If you've treated your head cold symptoms with over the counter medicines longer than 7 to 10 days and your symptoms are not getting better, especially if you have fever, frontal headache, facial pain, and bloody discolored nasal drainage, you may have a sinus infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a staph infection or diskitis?

I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have an infection on a piercing?

Piercing with Pus: The skin may be pink or red, warm & swollen. It may be tender to touch and may contain pus. Red streaking, fever or swollen lymph nodes means that things are really out of control. If you believe that you have an infected piercing please seek prompt medical treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection?

What to do if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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How to know if you have a sinus infection?

Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose , clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla ( cheek) or frontal in the forehead, thicker drainage possible fever possible thick sputum of color with cough ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus infection?

See below: Sinus infections are defined as cough and cold symptoms that are not any better after 19 to 14 days. The color of the mucous from the nose does not mean anything. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more