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What Is Sinusitis?

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Posted on Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Question: what is sinusitis????
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it is infection of sinuses.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.
Sinusitis is inflammation of sinus.
Sinus is the air filled structure in the bone cavity.
There are 3 sinuses in the body.
1. Maxillary
2. Frontal
3. Occipital.
They are aerated structures helpful in humidification of inhaled air.
They also help in speaking words.
They are easily infected by viruses, bacteria etc through air.
And this condition is known as sinusitis.
The common symptoms are nasal discharge, headache, weakness, sneezing ,fever etc.
Diagnosis is generally made by symptoms, but if needed, investigations like CBC (complete blood count), x ray of PNS (para nasal sinuses),CT of PNS etc.
Treatment consists of steam inhalation, antibiotics, anti inflammatory,anti histamine and other supportive drugs.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 hours later)
Generally speaking, I have to stay away from anything with diphenhidramine( benedryl) in it due to epilepsy.... Those sort of medicines with that particular ingredient lower seizure threshold.... Would there be a particular antihistamine you reccomend??
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can take levocetrizine or fexofenadine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.

I want to know which drugs you are taking for epilepsy.

And levocetrizine and fexofenadine are newer selective antihistamines. So they will not interact with most of epilepsy drugs.

Since these are prescribed drugs, better to consult your doctor first.

So let me know which drugs you are taking for epilepsy.

I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
keppra ,lamictal,and Oxtellar xr
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
you can take levocetrizine or fexofenadine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, thanks for your reply on HCM.
You can take levocetrizine or fexofenadine. It will not affect anti epilepsy drugs level.
Since these two are prescribed drugs, better to consult your doctor first and then get the prescription.
Hope I have solved your queries.
If you are not having further queries then please close the conversation and rate the answer.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What Is Sinusitis?

Brief Answer: it is infection of sinuses. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM. Sinusitis is inflammation of sinus. Sinus is the air filled structure in the bone cavity. There are 3 sinuses in the body. 1. Maxillary 2. Frontal 3. Occipital. They are aerated structures helpful in humidification of inhaled air. They also help in speaking words. They are easily infected by viruses, bacteria etc through air. And this condition is known as sinusitis. The common symptoms are nasal discharge, headache, weakness, sneezing ,fever etc. Diagnosis is generally made by symptoms, but if needed, investigations like CBC (complete blood count), x ray of PNS (para nasal sinuses),CT of PNS etc. Treatment consists of steam inhalation, antibiotics, anti inflammatory,anti histamine and other supportive drugs. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.