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Why Do Sinus Drainage Make You Cough
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
Have a cough and cannot get rid of it, been to the Dr before, all he said was sinus drainage, is there a cough medicine I can take for this?
Antihistamine: If it is due to sinus drainage, you can try an allergy medicine over the counter. It may also help for you to get a nasal steroid spray prescribed by your doctor which can also relieve the swelling in your sinuses. This would decrease the drainage to the back of your throat, which is causing the cough. ...Read more
Physician Eval...: Often, your doctor can tell the difference by examining you, including listening to your lungs with a stethoscope while you breathe deeply. If your lungs are congested, there will be abnormal sounds over your lung fields. With sinus congestion, your lungs will sound normal (unless bronchospasm related to your sinuses is present. If so, wheezing will be heard!). ...Read more
I think I have a sinus infection. Temperature is 101.4 and yellow drainage with a cough that seems nonstop and generally feeling bad.
What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to I believe sinus drainage I have heard that a simple saline spray is good. Can I make thus myself?
Salt water washes: Buy one of the squirt bottle kits with the ready-made packets. Buy a gallon or two of distilled water. Use it twice per day. Huge difference! ...Read more
I have a cough and sinus drainage and chest pain and I am achey and I have a low fever the highest was 99.6. Is it serious enough to see a doctor?
Maybe: It depends on how long this has been going on. If you have been experiencing this for a week or longer then you should at least see your family physician. ...Read more
I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?
Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?
CT scan report said I might have a small area of mild pneumonia. CT was recheck on unchanging nodule. Slight cough and lots of sinus drainage. Treat?
Get a good pulmonologist/rheumatologist.
I have a stubborn cough that seems to be drainage from possible sinus infection - would like to know what exactly it is. This cough is stubborn mucus that seems to originate from sinuses & drains me of energy. Have had this for a couple of weeks. For the
It's never possible to know exactly what is wrong with a patient unless you are face-to-face with him or her, but it does sound like you are describing upper-airway cough syndrome. This is when the lining of the nose is making too much mucous which will then drip back into the throat, occasionally irritating the vocal cords, making them spasm and induce coughing.
This condition is often treated with antihistamines like zyrtec or allegra, however, there is evidence that the older antihistamines like chlorpheniramine may be more effective, but they can also be sedating and cause side effects like dizziness, especially in older patients. Sometimes a decongestant like sudafed can also be helpful, but this is something that can be very dangerous in older patients or those with heart conditions. Nasal steroid sprays like Flonase and Nasonex (mometasone) (both prescription only) can also be helpful. Otc nasal sprays like afrin should be avoided, because while they are remarkably effective at clearing up nasal discharge, when on stops taking them, even after only a few days, the congestion can return even worse than it was.
While upper-airway cough syndrome is a benign condition that typically gets better even without medication, a cough lasting for more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician. Many other much more serious conditions can present this way. Pneumonia, lung cancer, and auto-immune lung disease are just of handful of very serious conditions that could be described by your symptoms, but are impossible to diagnose without actually seeing the patient. ...Read more
Asthmatic, getting over flu-like illness. When can I exercise? Occasional cough, sinus drainage, on prednisone. Six days since onset.
As soon: As you have your breathing under control and fevers are over for at least 24 hours. Begin less vigorously and for shorter than usual and build back up over a couple weeks. Activity as tolerated is recommended during recovery especially as it promotes mental and physical health. ...Read more
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
I have sinus drainage, a deep tickle in my chest with coughing sometimes, and a weird flutter like sensation in upper chest or throat that causes me to cough. Is this bronchitis or something else?
Viral: Most likely this is a viral upper respiratory tract infection with some irritation of the throat and windpipe (trachea). This causes a unproductive cough that can be annoying. If your symptoms are otherwise very mild with no build up of mucus in the bronchial tubes, it's ok to take a cough suppressant syrup containing dextromethorphan. Your symptoms should resolve in a few days. If they don't, see M ...Read more
My granddaughter has her first cold. She is almost 5 months old. She has some sinus drainage (clear) not a lot is making it to her nose, she has a cough but no rattle when breathing, no fever. I have watered her bottle down, done back percussions, have sa
There are no over the counter cough or cold medications that are safe to give any children under 2 years old. They were all removed from the shelves a few years ago. Research showed that they did not help kids feel better in that age group and in fact could be harmful.
If your granddaughter is congested, you can run a cool mist vaporizer in her room and use saline and nasal suction to clear her nose. Otherwise you just have to let it run it's course.
You should not add water to her bottle. Even though this was common practice years ago, we found that a baby's kidneys are too immature to be able to handle water. Too much water can lower an infant's salt levels and cause seizures. You should continue breast milk or formula and can use a rehydration solution such as pedialyte which all have proper salt ratios for little ones.
If she develops a fever, has any difficulty breathing, stops eating/drinking, acts very irritable or sleepy or acts sick in any way, call her doctor right away. ...Read more
Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Have asthma. Clear sinus drainage. Dr gave steriod shot in hip with nasonex (mometasone). Nebulizer treatment made lung function better but I still have cough?
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more
I've got a lump feeling in my throat. My doc says sinus drainage. Today, I have a bulge at the suprasternal notch w/cough and it's a little tender.
Request ENT consult: They are the best at evaluating the structures of the head and neck. Good luck. ...Read more
Sinus drainage/hacky cough that won't stop - 10 weeks. Have seen allergist & ENT. Have Nexium (esomeprazole) & Zantac & had my BP med changed. Sinus CT clear - Help?
What is it? I have nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, insomnia, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep), sinus pain, body aches and cough (worsened by: lying down, at night) (quality: with phlegm or
How long?: If these symptoms started less than 2 weeks ago, it is likely from the lingering viral infection ongoing in the community. I usually see this infection in patients who have been exposed to young children. If this has been going on for more than a mouth. See doctor to rule out a sinus infection, ...Read more
I've got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? I've had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat?
I have a bad sinus infection. Discharge is totally clear and bubbly...along with what I believe is cnjuntivitus. Or vary similar. ..cough is brownish?
How do you know?: Whenever a patient gives us their diagnosis, I have to wonder how do you know you have " a bad sinus infection? " The presence of a conjunctivitis is even more suspicious of a viral infection which represents as high as 98% of all upper respiratory infections. Incidentally, you did not ask a question so I will tell you to hang in there for at least 2 weeks and if you're not better, consult an ENT. ...Read more
Cough and yellow discharge for 1month was diagnosed with sinus infect. Took tavanic 12days, get better for 2 weeks. Now it is back. I have GERD?? help
sinus congestion and drainage. Bronchial like symptoms with mild coughing. ZITHOMAX low dose seems to take it away. Is this ok if other things do not work? I have been on many due to frequent inf.
Determine Cause: Important to determine cause so that sinus infection aren't recurrent. Do you have allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or a combination of both? If you have allergies have you tried starting allergy shots? Daily medicated nasal sprays are key, there are various types that you can try. Important to use daily controller therapy to prevent recurrent sinus infections in the future. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have had sinus drainage several days now I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec and a chough med very little help what should I do?
Is it ok to work out if you have sinus drainage and coughing up some mucous? No fever, no pain, feel a little run down but not dead. Need exercise!
Can coughing, sneezing or long-term constant sniffing due to sinus drainage and habit cause optic nerve damage in glaucoma?
Glaucoma causes: Usually, the activities of daily living like you describe are NOT factors in the cause of glaucoma or the progression, severity, or treatment decisions.... FYI Cosopt is a drug and often has side effects. Have you asked about having the SLT glaucoma laser to replace the drops. Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more
Got a cold 1 wk ago. Having constant drainage causing throat congestion and coughing. No fever. Is it sinus infection?
Possible: If your symptoms of congestion have lasted beyond a week, it usually result in secondary bacterial infection of the sinuses. For now you can try OTC sinus congestion relief, Vicks vaporub, Claritine or Zyrtec, (cetirizine) but should plan to get examined in a couple of days if still congested. Feel better! ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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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