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What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nose and the sinus airways behind the nose and inside the cheekbones. Most often the infection ...Read more


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What are signs and symptoms of (acute) sinusitis?

What are signs and symptoms of (acute) sinusitis?

Following a URI: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, drainage and discolored secretions are all non-specific symptoms and don't necessarily indicate sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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Are most cases of acute sinusitis viral? How long before symptoms lessen and you start to feel better? At what point should you visit the Dr?

Are most cases of acute sinusitis viral? How long before symptoms lessen and you start to feel better? At what point should you visit the Dr?

Most viral: Yes, most cases of sinusitis are viral. Typical symptoms lat 5-7 days before slowly resolving. Indications that you may have a bacterial infection are fevers >100, severe sinus pain, symptoms longer than 10 days or initial improvement before worsening of your symptoms. Obviously, see your doctor if you believe you have bacterial infection, but they can also help with meds for viral symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with acute sinusitis and prescribed doxycycline. Puzzled by absence of any mucus but have other common symptoms. Is absence mucus possible?

Diagnosed with acute sinusitis and prescribed doxycycline. Puzzled by absence of any mucus but have other common symptoms. Is absence mucus possible?

Stuck in sinuses: You could be draining the mucus postnasally or back through your throat. The other possibility is that the sinus openings are swollen shut and the mucus is stuck within the sinuses. Decongestants can aid this. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant &have acute sinusitis 3 d ago cant sleep from toothaches and ear pain my nose dry not rainy but I feel all the symptoms of the sinusitis ?

I'm pregnant &have acute sinusitis 3 d ago cant sleep from toothaches and ear pain my nose dry not rainy but I feel all the symptoms of the sinusitis ?

Acute sinusitis?: Check with your dentist to see if your pain is from teeth or gum infections. If it is not a dental problem, see your medical doctor, OB, or an ENT specialist. It is important to get any infection under control, especially being pregnant. ...Read more

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What is acute sinusitis?

What is acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks). ...Read more

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How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

An ENT exam: Without a specific x-ray, an ENT exam will usually reveal redness, swelling and pus in the lateral wall of the nose. The pussy drainage can be cultured and a specific diagnosis and treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

History and physical: A history and physical - evaluation by a physician is my first choice - remember, most sinus infections are viral and do not require antibiotics! ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

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Dr. John Landi
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Sinusitis (Definition)

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