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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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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


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What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?

What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?

Poor growth: Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea. The effect on the intestine often leads to poor absorbtion of nutrients and subsequent weight loss. It can cause failure to thrive in infants. ...Read more

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What could happen if asthma is left untreated?

What could happen if asthma is left untreated?

Death, debility: Untreated asthma could lead to sudden death, although usually a prolonged period of gradual worsening of airway obstruction leading to changes in the lung that cause permanent airway obstruction. Worsening quality of life and the inability to do simple things follows... And an untimely death is always nearby. Get treated! ...Read more

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What will happen if my anemia is left untreated?

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What will happen if my anemia is left untreated?

Depends: What is the cause of your anemia? This is the most important question. And how severe is your anemia? Is it progressively worsening? If your anemia is mild and due to iron deficiency related to menstrual bleeding, then you may not have much problem. But if your anemia is severe, and due to kidney problem, bone marrow problem, GI bleeding or cancer, it can be life threatening! ...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 will happen if addison's disease is left untreated?

What will happen if addison's disease is left untreated?

Sure Death: Adiison Disease a serious endocrine condition in which a one lacks a very important hormone that the body needs to stay alive.This hormone cortisol is needed to fight infections and maintain normal electrolytes in blood If not treated the patient will certainly die President Kennedy had this condition but that did not kill him as he was treated ...Read more

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What happens if a UTI is left untreated?

What happens if a UTI is left untreated?

UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking fluids and and voiding to wash bacteria out of your bladder. More severe infections can spread to your kidneys and make you very sick, fever, chills, etc. The short answer is get checked and get treated. ...Read more

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What will happen if my anemia is untreated?

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Will get worse: If anemia is untreated it will get worse and will give you more symptoms. Symptoms will depend of the severity of the anemia and the cause of the anemia. Fatigue, lack of energy, dizziness, shortness of breath, chets discomfort on exertion, etc are the most common problems. Certain cause of anemia-like vit B12 deficiency can cause memory problem, lack of concentration, etc that can be irreversible. ...Read more

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What could happen if sarcoidosis is left untreated?

What could happen if sarcoidosis is left untreated?

Depends: If it is only cause enlarged lymph nodes, no treatment is usually needed. So, it depends on the body system involved. If it is causing lung problems, it needs treatment. ...Read more

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If severe osteoporosis which is secondary was left untreated, what is the worse that can happen? And why would a doctor not treat it?

If severe osteoporosis which is secondary was left untreated, what is the worse that can happen? And why would a doctor not treat it?

Fractures: The worst that could happen is a hip fracture which can be very difficult to heal and limits mobility greatly or compression fractures of the spine which leads to chronic pain. It is difficult to say which it was not treated. You should discuss with your dr. And consider seeing a specialist like an endocrinologist to discuss treatment and risk/benefits of treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if an appendicitis is left untreated?

What happens if an appendicitis is left untreated?

Death: It will eventually rupture, spread infection around your belly and cause a systemic infection that can lead to death. ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read more

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What can happen if strep is untreated?

What can happen if strep is untreated?

You may infect: Others. Possible complications: infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How bad is bronchitis if left untreated?

How bad is bronchitis if left untreated?

Viral vs bacterial: A viral bronchitis is characterized by a non-productive cough and will usually clear in a week. Antibiotics will not help, and prescribing antibiotics for viral bronchitis will lead to resistances and side effects. Bacterial bronchitis is associated with yellow or green mucus with more inflammation and will take a longer time to heal if not treated., with a lot of coughing and fatigue. ...Read more

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What happens if gout is left untreated?

What happens if gout is left untreated?

Pain: You will have chronic pain and it could manifest in the bones causing bone and joint damage. ...Read more

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What happens if diabetes is left untreated? How many years of not treating it will bad things happen?

What happens if diabetes is left untreated? How many years of not treating it will bad things happen?

Complications : Complication of this condition as follows 1 kdney failure leading to dialysis 2 cadiovascular disease and stroke 3peripheral vascular disease and amputations 4eyes retinitis leading to blindness 5 acute diabetic ketoacidosis requiring hospitalisations 6nerve damage, neuropathy 7susceptibility to infe how long it takes depends on severity and other risk factors like highpertension, smoking, high cho. ...Read more

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Does toenail fungus have to be treated? What happens if left untreated

Does toenail fungus have to be treated? What happens if left untreated

A cosmetic problem: Toenail fungus is a fairly common condition, more so as a person ages. It rarely leads to any significant medical complications. For that reason insurance companies do not cover the cost of treatment. There are 2 medications that work about 50% of the time. Laser treatments have had similar success. If left untreated the nail thickens and discolors. ...Read more

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What would happen if left cellulitis untreated? Will it always get worse or would it resolve itself

What would happen if left cellulitis untreated? Will it always get worse or would it resolve itself

Cellulitis: There is a significant risk that it will continue to worsen. Results could be catastrophic. Please get medical attention now if you have cellulitis. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

typically resolves: Sciatica pain is often self-limited and resolves over time with conservative care, including physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What will happen if asthma goes untreated?

What will happen if asthma goes untreated?

Difficult to answer: Apart from the immediate consequences (not being able to breathe, long term untreated asthma can cause the lungs to lose their elasticity and the patient can develop COPD . If you have asthma, get treated. If you're not sure, get diagnosed. ...Read more

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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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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?

Sinus or tooth?: How was the diagnosis of sinusitis made? You need an xray to diagnose sinusitis accurately. Sometimes with infection of an upper molar or premolar, your primary symptoms can be cheek pain, jaw pain and headache. Check with your dentist to make sure it's not a tooth problem. ...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