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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Symptoms continual sinus drainage, repeated blowing nose, coughing up phlegm , causing irritated throat, heat and pressure behind the eyes, constant dry to weepy eye and with heat behind and excessive mucus . Headaches and nausea. Strain on vocal chords. Talking like in puberty. Have history of pneumonia and early stages of copd. Am taking Allegra and Clarispray( 3 weeks) Additional meds include HIV meds and neurotin. Am current with pneumonia and flu vaccines. YYYY@YYYY

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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of sinusitis is more likely.
Sinusitis is infection of paranasal sinuses.
So consult ENT doctor and get done x ray of paranasal sinuses.
If needed MRI of paranasal sinuses...

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(1) I have Chronic sinusitis and I have terrible Sinus Headaches. What can I do about this to get some relief? When I was young I broke my nose and have a deviated Septuim and this is a problem that is very debilitating. I am going to see an ENT in January 15, 2015.

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Brief Answer:
Go for CT Scan PNS

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query and your image; and suggests you that you may go for CT Scan Paranasal sinuses for better management.

You are on good treatment just want to add (under your doctor's guidance)

1. Macrolide antibiotic for...

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CT Scan shows extensive opacification within the ethmoid, sphenoid, and frontal sinuses.

I had a CT Scan of the paranasal sinuses. There is extensive lobulated mucosal thickening noted in both maxillary sinuses widening and occupying both of the ostiomeatal complexes. There is extensive opacification noted within the ethmoid, sphenoid as well as the frontal sinuses. There is obliteration of air within the sinuses due to the extensive mucosal thickening.
There are no fluid levels noted. There is no significant deviation of the nasal septum. The anterior nares and posterior nares appeared normal. The post nasal space also within normal limits.
IMPRESSION: Extensive opacification of the sinuses from chronic sinusitis/polyposis

What are your thoughts on this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Extensive sinus blockage impairing the normal ventilation...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

1. The report says that all the paranasal sinuses are blocked, which is impairing the ventilation and normal drainage of the sinuses. It indicates an allergic aetiology.

2....

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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?

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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.

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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

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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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what cause my nose get stop up all time and I have to get fresh air or by AC breathe good

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Brief Answer:
Nasal blockage

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query.
Nasal blockage can be due to allergic rhinitis or a deviated nasal septum. The symptoms usually aggravate on exposure to cold or some Allergan.
You should get a xray paranasal sinuses...

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antibiotics for 5 days and now dizzy,headache and lathagic...already seen by patient 1st center...should he go to er and do i make sure to get ct scan?also has a concussion history

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Brief Answer:
Should undergo CT scan head and Paranasal sinuses

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible.

First of all, it is sad to know what your closed one had been experiencing lately. Based on...

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I have sinus pressure and when blowing my nose the nasal discharge has an odor. Is this a symptom of an infection?
Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Sinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare magic and thanks for putting up the query
You are probably suffering from sinusitis.
The bad odour is a sign of bacterial infection.
Please tell me for how long are you having these symptoms and what medicines have u been taking so...

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black red hard crusty blood discharge right nostril for months. nasal snot is clear has been going on for 6 Plus months had strep back in October had bronchitis in December 30th 2016 on Keflex on the 11th of January had sinus ear infection diagnosed buy a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner on Augmentin for 10 days. continuing to have great pain in face particularly right side behind eyes. watery right eye. Have seen dentist have seen endocrinologist have seen Primary Care. White hard discharge from right nostril once in awhile when sneezing. not having allergy symptoms. have passed prescriptions for prednisone and asthma medicines but no current asthma problems face extremely painful on the right side additional info is that I have 9 walnut-sized nodules on my thyroid tested each year via ultrasound but nine but a new one every year. recent blood tests are all normal although a little low in vitamin D. have seen asthma specialist 20 years ago but nothing current as Allergies have been under control. Allergic to floxin sulfa drugs aragosta and erythromycin. had Stevens-Johnson syndrome from floxin back in the nineties. back drainage excessive also trouble swallowing have to sleep in a sitting up position face really hurts on the right side especially behind the eyes have seen a doctor eyes are okay teeth okay

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Brief Answer:
May need injectable antibiotics and CT scan Paranasal sinuses

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible.

First of all, it is sad to know what you had been experiencing lately. Based on...

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Recent questions on  Paranasal sinuses

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I am a 54-year-old going thru menopause and have gained quit a bit of weight since then. I m currently experiencing thoat and nose dryness. Can t seem to be able to keep my sinuses moist; I drink 6-7 glasses of water a day. I tried mucinex, saline even 50/50 part water and peroxide sprayed into my nose to kill bacteria and keep my nose moist; the problem gets worse while lying down to sleep; It seems my passages (thoat and nose) begin to close up and it s becomes hard to breath.the mucus in my nose is most times as thick and sticky as glue and I have to continue swabbing a Q- tip with water to keep it moist. I often stuggle to make enough saliva in order to be able to swallow. THANKS.

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10 yr old daughter s symptoms are sneezing that clears her sinus cavities several times a day even though she has no congestion, drainage, burping, feeling of food sitting in throat or esophagus, nausea, hardness in stomach. Cat scan of sinuses showed very slight inflammation; upper endoscopy w/ biopsies & ph probe were all clear; scratch test for food & environment all clear. Allergy meds, Nexium, Prilosec failed to resolve symptoms. What might cause these symptoms?

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I sometimes get a weird feeling in my head. I call it being light headed, but I read about light headedness and my feeling doesn t fit. It is like sinus pressure because it is in the sinuses as well as the top of my head. It doesn t happen all the time, but is annoying when it does.

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2 years ago I had inverted papilloma in all sinuses of the left side of my face along with tear duct and bone and turbinate involement. Recently I have had swelling in maxillary area, around eye and brow, pain around eye, left side nasal blockage, light headed, nose bleeds, general malaise, headaches and am just worried it is back.

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Hello Sir/Mam, My self XXXXXXX XXXX and i m 29 yrs old.I m accountant by profession.from last 1 yr i m suffering from Sinus problem.I DAILY FEEL PAIN IN MY FOREHEAD IN MORNING NEAR 11-12 AM. AND IT IS NOT SHARP PAIN .I FEEL PAIN IN MY FOREHEAD AND...

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Ear pressure sleep disturbance

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why do I have sneezing and cold every day? I feel cold all the time, I dnt use fan in the night

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