How long can my sinuses be inflamed when having a sinus infection?

Difficult to say. How long but usually can last even after treatment of the infection and even after the infection is gone. The symptomatic treatment with antihistamine and nasal steroid may take longer than antibiotics.

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Had meningitis last year caused by sinuses, treated/cured. I believe now have sinus infection but couldn't get appt for 5 days away. Too long to wait?

Urgent care. Go to urgent care immediately or ER now. Obtain expert ENT evaluation of your sinuses ASAP. If you lost full history I am amendable to starting you on antibiotics immediately if you have pressure and signs of infection and live in New York. Good luck. . Read more...

How do I know if sinuses are actually sinus infection?

Foul colored snot,+. We all have sinus cavaties as part of our anatomy. A sinus infection is characterized by yellow green often foul smelling nasal discharge, nasal congestion, often pain in the face, or behind the eyes, sensation of pressure and tenderness to the touch. Some will have pain in the upper teeth. After the foul discolored nasal drainage, the other features vary based on which sinuses and the severity. Read more...

How to determine if its just sinuses or a sinus infection?

Does not make sense. Your question needs to be restated. It does not make sense in its present form. Read more...
Pain, Pressure, ETC. If you have an infection, you will likely have pressure and pain in the sinus region. This pain may radiate to your ear. Additionally, you may experience a dark foul smelling discharge from the back of your throat from your sinuses draining, you could also have a fever. See an ENT to rule out sinus allergies and to make sure you're given the proper antibiotic. Keep smiling. Read more...

Can you still have dry sinuses and sinus infection at same time?

See below. Sinus or sinusitis is an overused term, without a uniform connotation. Dry air can dry out the mucus membrane of the nose and cause a sensation of burning, especially if you do not make enough mucus. Dry air by itself does not cause sinusitis. Bacterial infection in the sinuses may require antibiotic treatment. Seeing your doctor would be prudent to settle the issue. Read more...

Is it possible to have a sinus infection if your sinuses look clear?

Clear Sinuses ? If the clear means clinically. Difficult to evaluate the sinuses behind the nose: ethmoid, sphenoid. Easier the frontal and maxilar. Even by x ray sometimes is difficult, in some case ct scan is necessary to make a diagnosis of fluid in the sinuses. The question comes if it is infection or not? Most of the time we treat clinically and in doubt of the source of the illness, imaging is necessary. Read more...
No. First off, there are 3 sets of 'sinuses'. If the sinuses are 'clear', then there is no abnormal finding. At that point, i'd have to say that i've personally never heard of somebody who had a sinus infection with clear, normal looking sinuses on a ct scan. I'd get a second opinion. Either you don't have 'clear sinuses', or it's something else. Keep smiling. Read more...

I have a sinus infection. Hurts. How can I relieve the pain and clear my sinuses?

Ibuprofen, warm . Compresses, sometimes sinus flushing but ultimately you should see a doctor. Read more...
Sinusitis. You might try sinus rinses with a netti-pot, use of a decongestant such as pseudoephedrine, or otc afrin nasal spray. Sometimes nasal steroids help. If all else fails see an ENT doctor. Read more...
Sinus infection? If you've a medically diagnosed sinus infection, make sure you are taking the antibiotics, decongestants and anti-inflammatories that you may have been prescribed. Saline spray or irrigations can be very helpful to thin mucus and clear secretions. You may find a pain reliever like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) helpful for pain relief. Read more...

Recovered from meningitis last year, told from sinuses. Bad sinus infection that lasted for months prior to it, is this possible connection?

Yes. Yes it is possible for a bad sinus infection to lead to meningitis. The bacteria from the sinus infection can enter the bloodstream and move on to the brain and spinal cord. I am pleased you have recovered. Best of luck with your health! Read more...