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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. Heidi Fowler
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...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?

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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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