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What will happen if sinusitis is left untreated?

What will happen if sinusitis is left untreated?

Complications rare..: Bad things can happen like infection spreading to the cheek, eye or brain, but this is rare nowadays with antibiotics. If you have a cold that lasts for over ten days, is associated with vision changes, or any serious symptoms, get seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Could you tell me what happens if sinusitis is left untreated?

Could you tell me what happens if sinusitis is left untreated?

Spread of infection: Usually a self limiting disease. In rare case it can cause infection of the eye (orbital cellulitis or abscess). It can also in rare cases extend to the brain and cause meningitis or epidural abscess. Best to see a doctor if the infection lasts more than a week or other symptoms ie eye swelling, severe eye pain, severe head pain, uncontrolled fevers, double vision or change in vision, etc. ...Read more

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What's left maxillary sinusitis?

Sinusitis: It's inflammation of the sinus below the left eye. May be acute requiring antibiotics or chronic which may be treated in a variety of ways including surgery. Sometimes the cause is the roots of the teeth ...Read more

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Mild bilatetal ethmoid and left frontal sinusitis, what to do?

Mild bilatetal ethmoid and left frontal sinusitis, what to do?

Sinusitis: Hello, sinusitis can be treated in multiple ways. If your symptoms include a fever, head/facial pain, post nasal drainage and congestion, then an antibiotic may be helpful. If your not experiencing these symptoms, then you may have chronic sinusitis and therapy may only need to be symptomatic relief. Check with your ENT doctor for an evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Having left side headacke when eating,it w mostly when i miss lunch but now days during eating then it get lost after min?i'v also sinusitis?

Having left side headacke when eating,it w mostly when i miss lunch but now days during eating then it get lost after min?i'v also sinusitis?

Multiple reasons: Having a sinus infection can make eating and a headache worse. Hopefully you've seen somebody for the sinus infection as sometimes antibiotics are needed if it is bacterial. Please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

No: But untreated chronic sinusitis can make you feel miserable. It can give you chronic runny nose,reduced smell and pressure like pain. ...Read more

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When i eat afternoon,i m having left side pounding headacke but my tension fine,i have little sinusitis also but why when i eat headacke attacts ?

When i eat afternoon,i m having left side pounding headacke but my tension fine,i have little sinusitis also but why when i eat headacke attacts ?

Hmmm: not sure what you mean, specifically. But, all headaches should be addressed by a physician, especially if they are new and interfere with your daily activities. ...Read more

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How does chronic sinusitis affect the brain? I m feeling continuous pain in my lower left part of back brain. Suffering from sinusitis for 5 years.

How does chronic sinusitis affect the brain? I m feeling continuous pain in my lower left part of back brain. Suffering from sinusitis for 5 years.

Sinusitis: Greetings. Sinus disease rarely has any brain or intracranial affects. It may be a referred pain you are sensing or a different reason for pain this this area. See your ENT doctor to review these concerns. ...Read more

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I have a semi hard lump on toward the back left of my head that now hurts/itches and an suffering with cronic sinusitis for 7 months is this linked?

I have a semi hard lump on toward the back left of my head that now hurts/itches and an suffering with cronic sinusitis for 7 months is this linked?

Lymphadenitis: An inflamed lymph node may be responsible for this, but there is no way to confirm this over the internet. The inflammation may have emanated from the sinuses, but this is supposition based upon supposition. Go and see your ENT doctor and have them examine you and give an informed opinion. ...Read more

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Pns radiology revealed suspecious polypoid in the right maxillary area , 2. Left frontal mucouse disease. Is this serious sinusitis..?

Pns radiology revealed  suspecious polypoid  in the right maxillary area , 2. Left frontal mucouse disease. Is this serious sinusitis..?

Potentially: You need further evaluation. The radiologic features do not tell you the cause or the severity of the symptoms that may occur. See an ENT doctor and discuss this at length. ...Read more

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If I had untreated chronic sinusitis, can that cause pneumonia with severe chest pains? I've already had my tonsils and aiednoids removed.

If I had untreated chronic sinusitis, can that cause pneumonia with severe chest pains? I've already had my tonsils and aiednoids removed.

Not usually: However sinusitis can cause coughing and frequent or violent coughing can lead to chest pain. If you have had frequent upper respiratory infections, pneumonia on top of the chronic sinusitis, consult an allergist/immunologist for an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice? I have been getting a lot of pressure type headaches left side of head and at the back of head. Could this be sinusitis?

Can you give me advice? I have been getting a lot of pressure type headaches left side of head and at the back of head. Could this be sinusitis?

Behavioral medicine: Presuming that you have been thoroughly examined by your doc, you might consider some behavioral interventions. Your BP might also be elevated due to the pain. Herbert benson, md, a cardiologist has a great little technique called the relaxation response that might be helpful in relaxing the vessels in your head. Sinus headache is above and below the eyes. ...Read more

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What to do at the very first signs of sinusitis? I'm feeling pain over and under my left eye and from personal experience i think it's sinusitis...

What to do at the very first signs of sinusitis? I'm feeling pain over and under my left eye and from personal experience i think it's sinusitis...

Drainage: Antibiotics are no longer recommended for most cases of sinusitis, which is usually caused by viruses. To try to get your sinuses to drain using decongestants. Nasal steroid sprays (by prescription) can also help, especially if you have allergies. See your doctor if the facial pain persists, you develop high fever, or if the symptoms last longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Sinusitis with cheek and jaw pain and pressure in left temple?

Sinusitis with cheek and jaw pain and pressure in left temple?

Endodontist: Sinusitis tends to mimic tooth pain in upper bicuspids and molars. However, there are nuances that endodontists see every day to quickly differentiate sinusitis tooth pain from pulpal tooth pain. Pressure in the left temple is somewhat different than pain radiating to the temple. I would see a well respected endodontist to get a proper diagnosis and necessary treatment! ...Read more

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There is a hard lump up my left nostril. Was wondering what it could beans if this is the cause to my constant sinusitis and headache.

There is a hard lump up my left nostril. Was wondering what it could beans if this is the cause to my constant sinusitis and headache.

Nasal obstruction: This needs to be looked at by an ENT doctor. You may have a pseudocyst, foreign body, tumor, or other form of partial obstruction to sinus drainage. That will, if present, cause sinusitis and headache. Go and get seen . Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can acute sinusitis cause extreme left neck gland swelling, right is also swollen but not as severe. Sinusitis is unresponsive so far to 2weeks amox.

Can acute sinusitis cause extreme left neck gland swelling, right is also swollen but not as severe. Sinusitis is unresponsive so far to 2weeks amox.

Reevaluation: I would get that checked out. It sounds like what you may have may be resistant to amoxicillin, or you may have something else going on. The swelling may just be swollen lymph nodes, but if it is still ongoing after 2 weeks of antibiotics, you should be examined. Good luck! ...Read more