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Paranasal sinuses

What is Paranasal sinuses?

Paranasal sinuses are a group of four paired air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity (maxillary sinuses), above the eyes (frontal sinuses), between the eyes (ethmoidal sinuses), and behind the ethmoids (sphenoidal sinuses). inflammation of the sinuses due to severe cold is called sinusitis. it has to be treated with anti allegics, antiinflamatories and antibiotics.

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I take adderall xr. This morning I had a problem swallowing the pill , and it accidentally went into my sinus cavity. I did not realize it, though a few minutes later I felt some pain. I blew my nose a few times and eventually the pill, now mostly dissolved, and the little white balls the fill the capsule came out. I blew repeatedly, trying to get them all out. I felt much better, and have not noticed any problems, but am now wondering if I should have gone, or should go, to the hospital?
Hi ,
Accidental entry of pills into the nose will not cause any harm. Dont try to take it out, or sneeze . It will automatically get dissolved. Drinking a cup of water will clear the white speks. But capsule form will get logged in nose which needs a help of ent doctor for removal. Forceful...
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Hi, I had a sinus cancer operation about 3 years back and were informed that it still showed positive in my face bones, I was refered for radiation, but could not do it due to my asthma and cloterfobia. last night I coughed up mucus with dark blood in and my nose started to bleed (black and red mixed), and is still bleeding.
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for asking a question to H.C.M.Forum.
You got operated for the cancer of the sinuses. Doctors said that you got metastasis in face bones.
They have referred for radiation, but could not do it due to asthma, and claustrophobia. Now you are getting...
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o yes i am 66yr yr old male who had gall bladder removed in oct2011...later sinus developed at two of the four ports..bleeding sinuses were ultrasounded & biopsy report showed asymptomatic TB...on medicine since 23rd feb regular serum creatnine reports show ok ok..how long this medication is to continue? is it ATT.. ciprobid500+250mg & claribid500mg are being taken tds one of the sinuses have dried ,other on the chest has small itchy pore pls advise
Hi,
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Anti tubercular medication is usually given long term like 6 to 9 months depending on type of organ involvement.
Cipro bid and claribid are antibiotics. And these are given to treat sinus infection.
If you have any issues pertaining to the...
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I was told that I have enlarged mastoids. A problem I do have is that my ears are constantly popping and when I bend over it fells like a river rushing through my ears. I also get a lot of pain in my sinuses. I had an ex-ray done on my sinuses several months ago and this is when I was told that my mastoids were enlarged and one of my sinuses was very small. Should I see a ENT about this.
Hello,
Yes you should consult an ent specialist and get your ears checked and secondly get the x ray of sinuses checked .
When there is sinus infection then the infected discharge drains at the back, and it causes swelling and edema around the tube behind the nose.
This tube gets connected to the...
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Last year we were misdiagnosed with cancer . (multiple melanoma ) he was 2 days away from radiation and then he was told he doesnt have it. They have no idea what he has. The tumor was in his sinus cavity. Recently he has been hurting everytime he goes to the restroom. He drinks on a regular basis. I was just wondering what could be causing this. He doesnt have hemmoroids
diagnosis of any cancer require biopsy and relavent radiological investigation like CT Scan and MRI, I request you to consult Any general surgeon(M.S) and get done biopsy atleast.and if its proven to have cancer then we have to think for further oncological management,.
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Hello, my name is Sandi, The last 3 years I have been having symptoms of a strong smoke small trapped in my sinuses, when no one is smoking around me. It feels like someone is blowing smoke in my face even my eyes are affect. I have also had revolting small cheese balls that come from my sinuses above my mouth from time to time. Thank you
Hello Sandi..

The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Dysosmia.

It can be due to:
1. Upper respiratory tract infection in the form of common cold or sinus infection
2. Exposure to certain chemical
3. Some medications like metronidazole
4. Poor oral hygiene
5....
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I got hit just below the right eye 2 days ago playing rugby. The hit was hard enough to make my nose bleed and ring my bell for a few minutes. My nose has contained blood which feels like its coming from my sinus cavity ever since the hit. My cheek Is slightly swollen and bruised but my biggest concern is my 4 numb teeth starting from the middle to the next 3 to the right. Any information is welcome
Hello,
Although these symptoms of numbness of teeth could be because of some compression of nerves but such numbness and bleeding from nose could be because of nasal bone fracture,maxilla fracture or a simple blow out fracture.
Ideally you should consult a ENT specialist and get a CT or MRI of...
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sir in pns x-ray showing the presence of hypertrophy of turbinates but paranasal sinuses are normal .what should i do?
Do you have symptoms such as nasal obstruction, sneezing and nasal discharge? Hypertrophied turbinates can be reduced accurately by the new technique known as Radio-Frequency Ablation.
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hello, I had botox injections on each side of my face above my eyebrow. Also some Juvederm filler injected in between my eyebrows. I recently had an x-ray at my dental office that showed blockage in my left sinus cavity. I went to my PCP who repeated the x-ray and prescribed a ten day antibiotic (augmentin) I had a follow-up x-ray which showed blockage. My doctor ordered a CT scan and left a message on my phone tonight that the scan was not normal. I cannot talk with my PCP until tomorrow to get the details. I am concerned that the botox or filler may of penetrated my sinus cavity. Do you know if this is possible?
Hello,
Botox is injected in skin and in no condition can penetrate in the nose and that too at the sinus and at the sinus opening.
sinuses are hollow spaces in the bone with opening in the nasal cavity.
These sinus opacities might be there previously and may be because of some nasal allergies or...
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Dear Doctor, I took X XXXXXXX & CT scan and the report says Mucosal thickening in all the paranasal sinuses.Mucosal retention cysts are noted in both maxillary sinuses.Both infundibuli are occluded by mucosal secretions.No evidence of osteitis,bone sclerosis or bone erosion is visualized.The nasal septum is deviated towards right.Both middle nasal turbinatesappear normal.Both inferior nasal turbinates appear hypertrophied.The visualized nasopharynx is normal.
Impression : Pansinusitis,Bilateral Maxillary mucosal retention cysts.
Pl guide whteher i need to go for a surgery or can it be cured by medication? Thanks XXXXXXX
Hi XXXXXXX ,

Thanks for your query.

You are suffering from( Your complete diagnosis is) Pansinusitis with bilateral maxillary retention cyst with deviated nasal septum with bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy.


There are 4 pairs of sinuses like maxillary, frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid. The...
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