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What are the causes of acute sinusitis?

Multiple causes. Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. Read more...

Does latest research now say that chronic sinusitis is caused by immunity or allergy problems rather than by improperly treated acute sinusitis?

Chronic Sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is a multifactorial problem including anatomy, physiology, immunology etc. The contribution of allergy and immunology are well established and not new (thats why you are on steroid spray). Sinusitis is not always a bacterial infection of retained mucus in a sinus. It may be due to atypical organism such as fungus or just Osteitis. Only an experienced ENT can properly treat it. Read more...

Can acute sinusitis cause ear pain?

Yes. Acute sinusitis by causing inflammation in the nose and nasal cavity can secondarily cause swelling in the eustachian tube. This eustachian tube swelling can create negative pressure in the middle ear and lead to ear pain. Read more...
Yes. The inflammatory pus that drains out of the sinuses will go past the drain openings (eustachian tubes) of the ears on the way down the back of the throat. This can cause those drain openings to swell shut, creating negative pressure in the middle ear. This can be painful. Read more...

Can acute sinusitis cause extreme left neck gland swelling, right is also swollen but not as severe. Sinusitis is unresponsive so far to 2weeks amox.

Reevaluation. I would get that checked out. It sounds like what you may have may be resistant to amoxicillin, or you may have something else going on. The swelling may just be swollen lymph nodes, but if it is still ongoing after 2 weeks of antibiotics, you should be examined. Good luck! Read more...

I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but I read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? I have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?

Sinusitis. The medications you report are not related to sinusitis. For sinusitis you should seek an ear, nose, and throat doctor Regarding your three diabetes medicines do you really need them. Your medicines are type 2 diabetes and over time, with help from your doctor or nurse practitioner, you will no longer have type 2 diabetes. Read more...

I went to my primary yesterday and I was told that I have acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic and serous otitis media. Can any of these cause shortness of breath?

Yes... But . If you have all those diagnosis the underplaying cause is an infection, which can spread, to the lung. Sinusitis can lead to post nasal drip and cause shortness of breath, but so can a bronchitis or pneumonia.... If you don't get better shortly or get worse head back over to his office. Read more...
Not likely. Shortness of breath describes lower respiratory symptoms such as can be seen with asthma, pneumonia or other lung problems. By themselves, rhinitis (nose), sinusitis (sinuses) and otitis media (ears) don't directly cause shortness of breath. Suggest re-evaluation of shortness of breath. Read more...
Airway inflammation. Greetings. Your symptoms are the optimal signs to describe how the upper and lower airway are affected as one. Upper airway infection like sinusitis/rhinitis/otitis can cause lower airway inflammation such as cough, bronchitis and shortness or breath. See your doctor for confirmation. Read more...

What is acute sinusitis?

Sinus infection. Its the term for a sinus infection. It can be viral or bacterial commonly. Read more...
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...
Less than a month. Acute sinusitis usually lasts by definition less than 30 days. It is characterized by nasal blockage, pain, fullness and pressure in the mask of the face, pain over and between the eyes, yellow-green nasal drainage, post-nasal drip and rarely pain on top of the head. Read more...