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Can drainage from your head get into your lungs?

Can drainage from your head get into your lungs?

Not really: Shouldn't, though you could possiblly aspirate nasal sinus drainage, . ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I'm having blunt pressure pain on the right side & back of my head. It only happens when I cough, etc. Also have sinus drainage. Is this neurological?

I'm having blunt pressure pain on the right side & back of my head. It only happens when I cough, etc. Also have sinus drainage. Is this neurological?

No way to tell: Without a full evaluation. If you do have sinus problems this could explain it all. But you have several risk factors (BP, CHOL, CKD, Immune Suppression). You really should be examined in person for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Clear watery fluid running from nose only when I bend down or when I lay my head sideways. Doesn't have taste to it. No trauma. Sinus drainage?

Clear watery fluid running from nose only when I bend down or when I lay my head sideways. Doesn't have taste to it. No trauma. Sinus drainage?

Nasal fluid: These symptoms should be evaluated by an ENT physician. On physical examination, including with a nasal endoscopy, they can determine if the fluid is coming from the nasal passage or not. ...Read more

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My husband bumped his head about a month ago. Only damage was his glasses cut is eyebrow. He has allergy symptoms but also has a clear watery drainage?

My husband bumped his head about a month ago. Only damage was his glasses cut is eyebrow. He has allergy symptoms but also has a clear watery drainage?

Cerebral leak: One thing which bothers me is whether the head injury had cause a break in the cribiform plate in the skull leading to cerebral spinal fluid leak especially if the injury occurs at the front of the face/head. If gone untreated, he may end up with a brain abscess. The problem may well be from allergy but it is better to be sure than sorry. ...Read more

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If you find that drainage is comming from your head and it is not vasomotor rhinitis or allergy what else can it be. Do I need a xray on my head.

If you find that drainage is comming from your head and it is not vasomotor rhinitis or allergy what else can it be. Do I need a xray on my head.

Possibly Dental: Have you been to your dentist latley? It is possible that you have dental abscesses that\ are casusing some drainage. Often the top teeth will have an abscess draining into the sinuses and as long as the infection finds a way to drain, you may not have any pain. Also, a full mouth series of dental x-rays might give some clues as to other possible problems if it is not dental related. ...Read more

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I was having some tingling and tightness in the back of my head along with stiff neck. Now im having sinis pressure and drainage. Is this all related?

I was having some tingling and tightness in the back of my head along with stiff neck. Now im having sinis pressure and drainage. Is this all related?

Certainly could be..: It sounds like you have acute sinusitis. An important principle of head pain is that it can be referred to almost any other part of the head, so it can be difficult to know where it starts. Sinus pain often is referred to the back of the head and neck. I'm concerned about the 'stiff neck'. One complication of sinusitis is memingits, or a pus pocket in the sinuses. C a doc to make sure what it is. ...Read more

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Having splinter like thingsin feet and handsThought I had planters wart on foot. It came to head broke open lots drainage then clear worm what is it?

Having splinter like thingsin feet and handsThought I had planters wart on foot. It came to head broke open lots drainage then clear worm what is it?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor for a proper evaluation. Many different maladies could present with what you are describing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing drainage or pus with sinus infection and if I tilt my head to the right a lot of drainage will come out that's yellow and thin?

I am experiencing drainage or pus with sinus infection and if I tilt my head to the right a lot of drainage will come out that's yellow and thin?

See your doctor: For assessment and probably Rx medications, meanwhile, use saline washes frequently to help clear the nasal passages and drain your sinuses by opening up the draining pores of the sinuses into the nasal cavity, good luck ...Read more

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Head pressure. Ears feel full. Feels like sinus pressure but notice hardly any drainage. Been going on about a week now. Headache and fullness.

Head pressure. Ears feel full. Feels like sinus pressure but notice hardly any drainage. Been going on about a week now. Headache and fullness.

Sinus pressure: Sounds like reliable story of nasal and sinus congestion. Start with daily OTC oral decongestant (Sudafed or Sudafed PE) and an oral allergy antihistamine in addition to your Singulair (montelukast) if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Can also do nasal saline daily irrigations. ...Read more

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Bad headache kept waking me from sleep last night. Sharp pain l, r, back of head. No nasal congest/drainage or fevers. Sharp pain if I bend over. No h/o ha?

Occipital neuralgia: Have you had a recent head or neck injury or fallen asleep with your head over the back of a chair? Sounds like you have a pinched greater occipital nerve. See your doctor for evaluation and referral to a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Have sinus in head with drainage causing soar throat and occasional body aches for the past week?

Have sinus in head with drainage causing soar throat and occasional body aches for the past week?

See your pcp: Sinus infections will often clear on their own. Indications for treatment with antibiotics are when they persist for 10 days or more, cause significant discomfort or fevers. Your aches are likely secondary to infection and are a result of your immune response to your infection. ...Read more

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Frequent pounding headache left eye burns left nostral burns and has drainage is the a sinus issue or a head issue?

Frequent pounding headache left eye burns left nostral burns and has drainage is the a sinus issue or a head issue?

Sounds sinus: One can never truly diagnose over the computer, so an exam would be more definitive for the dignosis, but that being said, your symptoms sound more sinus elated. See the doc for closure on the issue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does yellow mucus mean? Should I be worried and should I see my dr? My head hurts and I have a cough and drainage in my ears.

What does yellow mucus mean? Should I be worried and should I see my dr? My head hurts and I have a cough and drainage in my ears.

Possibilities...: The cough productive of yellow sputum may indicate the presence of infection in your airways, called acute bronchitis. If the infection is caused by a virus, it will complete its course but, if due to bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. This is a common infection and it is easily treated so see your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Yes: You need a full medical history and exam. Studies show untreated or undertreated seasonal allergies can lead to more frequent acute otitis media and bacterial rhinosinusitis. Need exam to scope your ear and probably treat otitis media and sinusitis simultaneously with augmentin. Try pseudoeohedrine 60 q 6 hours if tolerable and see MD. ...Read more

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Can you have a sinus infection with no cold, drainage, cough? Cat scan showed severe sinusitis, only symptom is facial/head pain, now on meds

Can you have a sinus infection with no cold, drainage, cough? Cat scan showed severe sinusitis, only symptom is facial/head pain, now on meds

Yes: Usually treated medically with decongestants and antibiotics. If recurrent, you you might have mechanical blockage at osteo-meatal-complex and need surgery to promote drainage. See an ENT. ...Read more

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When I tilt my head back to R or Left & lie down, thick, clear nasal drainage suddenly runs out. Could that trapped drainage be causing my dizziness?

When I tilt my head back to R or Left & lie down, thick, clear nasal drainage suddenly runs out. Could that trapped drainage be causing my dizziness?

Allergic Rhinitis: Yes this could be causing dizziness. Some of our balance centers are located in the middle ear which could be blocked. A decongestant such as Claritin-D, Allegra-D or Zyrtec-D may be helpful along with a nasal spray such as Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). ...Read more

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I have been waking up for the past 3 days, light headed, dizzy, extreme hunger pain, and migraines. I have ringing in left ear and ear drainage!

I have been waking up for the past 3 days, light headed, dizzy, extreme hunger pain, and migraines. I have ringing in left ear and ear drainage!

See your doctor: You have several symptoms that are concerning and need to be addressed. It is best that you see your doctor for a thorough history and examination today. ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose, dizziness (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: when moving head, sitting upright, prolonged standing. Drainage?

I am experiencing runny nose, dizziness (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: when moving head, sitting upright, prolonged standing. Drainage?

Virus: Yes, you likely have a virus. Drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you need an Rx for Tamiflu if you have been around anyone with the flu if symptoms started less than 48hrs. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

URI/Sinusitis: You most likely have sinusitis and upper respiratory infection. Most commonly these are viral in nature, and do not require antibiotics. However, if symptoms getting worse or chest pain getting worse, be sure to get evaluated as bacterial superinfections can occur, and URI can evolve into pneumonia in some cases. ...Read more

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Blood pooling to feet all blood work normal also have pressure in head and drainage in back throat any ideas /suggestions?

Blood pooling to feet all blood work normal also have pressure in head and drainage in back throat any ideas /suggestions?

Need more info.: Blood pooling to the feet indicates a vascular problem that needs further investigation by a cardiovascular specialist. The pressure in your head is too vague a symptom and the drainage in the back of the throat could be related to sinus problem that can also give you pressure in the head also. Please see your family physician very soon. ...Read more

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I have a had a head ach on my right side for nine days accompanied with eye drainage (yellow) no red eye but keeps swelling along with my face the pai?

I have a had a head ach on my right side for nine days accompanied with eye drainage (yellow) no red eye but keeps swelling along with my face the pai?

Sinus related?: The persistence of your headache warrants evaluation and treatment ASAP please. Lots of things may be possible, but you don't want to delay further finding the more serious issues. ...Read more

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Neck soreness, shoulder soreness, headache and head pressure dizziness. Small pain in nose right side clear mucus drainage?

Neck soreness, shoulder soreness, headache and head pressure dizziness. Small pain in nose right side clear mucus drainage?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My throat and head hurt really bad. Hurts to swallow. Have some drainage from my nose into my throat. What is going on with me? Is it a cold or strep?

My throat and head hurt really bad. Hurts to swallow. Have some drainage from my nose into my throat. What is going on with me? Is it a cold or strep?

Flu, strep, mono etc: Nose and throat symptoms can be from flu/cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause fever. Flu causes fever. Doctors have a 5-minute test for strep, and a 15-minute test for Flu A and B. Mono is caused by the EBV virus, and can be tested for. Strep throat is common, so one will have to see a doctor to get tested, get diagnosed (and antibiotics if strep). ...Read more

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Inthink I have mono head congestion slight doug nasal drainage sick to stomach 9 days no fever?

Inthink I have mono head congestion slight doug nasal drainage sick to stomach 9 days no fever?

Doubt it: Mononucleosis usually presents with sore throat, feve, r malaise and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Your symptoms sound like a cold or stomache virus. ...Read more

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I have congestion in my head. Drainage on one side of nose, and sore throat. I have trouble swallowing. What do I have?

I have congestion in my head. Drainage on one side of nose, and sore throat. I have trouble swallowing. What do I have?

Sinusitis: Could be sinusitis, especially if your head pain is worse when bending over. Sinusitis is often co occurrent with a sore throat. ...Read more