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Will a dehumidifier help with my sinusitis?

Will a dehumidifier help with my sinusitis?

NO: A dehumidifier generally is not a good idea to help with sinusitis... It will dry your nasal secretions. Not a good thing. However, if you have a mold issue (and allergy) related to a damp basement... Then a de-humidifier may help. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Will an air purifier help with my sinusitis?

Will an air purifier help with my sinusitis?

It may: If you have allergies due to pollen, dust, or airbone particles, then an air purifier may help. A hepa grade filter system is best and it should be cleaned regularly. Once the airborne allergies are controlled, your sinuses may become easier to manage. ...Read more

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Would a electronic cigarette help with my sinusitis and post nasal drip? Since it has steam

Would a electronic cigarette help with my sinusitis and post nasal drip? Since it has steam

Probably not: Electronic cigarettes are a completely unregulated product. The vapor they produce ranges from minor chemicals to being nearly as dangerous as regular cigarettes. First, make sure you take your sprays correctly, pointing them toward the side of the nose (toward the ear on the same side) and clean your nose thoroughly before you take the steroid. If not helpful, see and ENT or allergy specialist. ...Read more

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What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read more

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What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

Sinus infection: Sinus infections are caused by blockage of the sinus cavities. These may be bacterial or viral in nature. Symptoms include fevers, malaise, nasal congestion, & pressure in the face and cheek area. Depending on the cause and severity, treatments include nasal rinses, antibiotics and steroids. ...Read more

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Who treats sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Hello. Any doctor or physician extender such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant can treat sinusitis. An ENT doctor is a specialist in sinonasal disorders who can treat sinusitis with aggressive medicine or possibly with surgery. ...Read more

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What causes sinusitis?

What causes sinusitis?

Various: There are many possible causes of sinusitis, including but not limited to infection, allergies, inflammatory disease, problems with the anatomy (shape) of the sinuses, even masses. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis?

How to cure sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more

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How common is sinusitis?

How common is sinusitis?

Common: Sinusitis... Bacterial infection of the sinuses affects about 34 million people a year. Conservative medical treatment handles the vast majority of cases. At times surgical procedures like endoscopic sinus surgery or newer balloon technologies are used to open diseased sinuses. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be operated?

Can sinusitis be operated?

Yes: The most common indication for surgical intervention is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management (antibiotics, nasal sprays, ± steroids). A ct scan performed after medical management maybe quite helpful in determining your candidacy for surgery. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be treated?

Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more

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Best medicine for sinusitis ?

Best medicine for sinusitis ?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used to treat sinusitis, so there isn't one best answer. My preferred choice for acute bacterial sinusits (with fever, pain and tenderness over the sinuses) is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for anyone who is not allergic to penicillin. A two week course of treatment is needed, because sinus infections can be difficult to cure completely. ...Read more

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How serious can sinusitis be?

Sinusitis: It depends on it is severity, but u can treat it if u see u ENT physician. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis problem?

How to cure sinusitis problem?

See below: Most sinusitis will resolve without any specific treatment. Topical (neosynephrine) or oral (pseudephedrin) decongestants and saline nasal sprays give symptomatic relief. For severe or intractable infections appropriate antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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How long would sinusitis last?

Depends: If it clears uneventfully, maybe 7-10 days. However, it could last far longer if it fails to clear. This then becomes chronic sinusitis and demands additional therapy, possibly helped with surgery. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be diagnosed?

By History: Most sinus infections are diagnosed by the history. Typically, if you have a "cold" that lasts for more than 7-10 days... It's most likely a sinus infection. If you see your ENT he can use a camera to look in your nose to confirm the diagnosis. A ct scan can also be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What causes recurring sinusitis?

Anatomy or swelling: Simply put recurrent sinusitis can occur from 1) an anatomic abnormality that blocks the sinus from draining (like a deviated septum) 2) the lining to the sinuses may become inflamed and swell and close the sinus opening (this is usually related to allergy). Medical therapy is the first line treatment but many times, anatomic issues need to be addressed with surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sinusitis?

What are the causes of sinusitis?

Sinusitis: The common causes are bacteria and fungus. Patients with severe allergic rhinitis, severe septal deviation, nasal polyps, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis are prone to recurrent sinusitis. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get sinusitis?

Yes: It is one of the most common upper respiratory tract infections. Always starting with a virus, about 2% become secondary bacterial infections. Thus in the first 5-10 days an antibiotic should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sinusitis?

What are the tests for sinusitis?

Clinical and X-ray: Rhino-sinusitis has a number of clinical symptoms and signs. Yellow-green nasal discharge, pain or pressure under and between the eyes. Headache alone surprisingly is not that common. Post nasal drainage and cough are common. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days see an ENT doc. Cat scan is the gold standard for a diagnosis. But most acute symptoms are viral. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sinusitis?

CAT scan: I know that a good nasal examination that demonstrates pus in the lateral wall of the nose strongly suggests sinusitis. The yellow material should be cultured before an antibiotic is prescribed. You will know if you have sinusitis if you have yellow-green nasal discharge and pressure in the face and between the eyes. Chronic sinusitis (greater than 90 days) is best diagnosed with a CAT scan. ...Read more

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What can reduce my sinusitis pain?

Sinusitis pain: Can be helped by pain killers and decongestants, maybe antibiotics if needed, your best bet is to see a specialist ENT doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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I continuously get sinusitis help!?

I continuously get sinusitis help!?

I would consult with: An ear/nose/throat specialist to get to the bottom of this chronic problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

What are the symptoms of Sinusitis?

The symptoms of Sinusitis include:: Nasal drainage, Congestion, Headache, Sore throat, Cough, Fever, Thick mucus drainage from nose, Blocked nose, Facial pain, Dental pain. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis go away on it's own?

Can sinusitis go away on it's own?

It often does: Sinusitis often gets better on its own within a week or so. Treating sinusitis with antibiotics should be considered if symptoms (persistent cough, nasal congestion/drainage, sinus pressure or headache) last longer than 10 days, or if these symptoms are present with 3 days of moderate to high fever & not improving. ...Read more

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Who is qualified to treat sinusitis?

PCP, ENT, Allergy: Your primary care doctor is a good place to start. They may need you to see an ENT or an allergist if you have any complications or issues related to your sinus infections. ...Read more

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What is Sinusitis a risk factor for?

Sinusitis is a risk factor for:: Brain abscess, Churg Strauss syndrome, Orbital cellulitis, Stress headache, Bad breath, Post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What to do for a recurring sinusitis?

Check with ENT doc.: At age 48, recurrent sinusitis may be due to allergic rhinitis or a blockage of the opening of the sinuses in the lateral wall of the nose. I would advise obtaining a consultation from an ENT doctor for diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for sinusitis I.?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis usually causes facial pressure and pain. Most patients have thick yellow of green nasal discharge and the nose is usually stuffy. Some patients have fatigue and malaise, simply feeling worn out and run down. Can have pain or discomfort in the upper teeth. Can also have fever, chills and associated cough. Treatment includes nasal saline, antibiotics and sometimes steroids. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I keep getting sinusitis. Help please?

I keep getting sinusitis. Help please?

ENT consult: Recurrent sinusitis may indicate the possible need for surgical intervention beacuase after each attack scar tissue may form so sisnuses cannot f]drain normally. Sometimes a change in antibiotics may releive sinusitis. Nasal sprays, decongestants and allergy control may reduce recurrences, . ...Read more