Sinusitis that lasts for more than 12 weeks is called chronic sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue lining the nasal and sinus cavities. The symptoms include postnasal drainage, nasal congestion, pain around the eyes, ear pain, sore throat, and bad breath.
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I am a 20-year-old with chronic constant headaches. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 20 years old. I have been suffering from constant headaches for about two years. I tried a lot of medication but have not succeeded, from taking hospital medicines to cultural medicines. I take Flutex currently. Now I started to think maybe I have scalp pain because I have dandruff... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.Sorry to hear about your suffering. Headache has many causes, some of which are serious and require prompt attention and management. A history of two years could indicate chronic headaches like migraine, cluster he... Read Full »
Will my chronic sinusitis lead to asthma?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male with chronic sinusitis. I was exposed to lead and asbestos while serving in the shipyards about 20 years ago. I now draw disability for chronic sinusitis. Recently, my episodes have been turning into bronchitis and even pneumonia more and more frequently. Just ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause asthma. Recurrent respiratory tract infections including sinusitis can cause asthma especially adult onset asthma. But better to first get done spirometry study with bronchodilator reversibility. If spirome... Read Full »
I have pansinusitis and persistent headaches. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with pansinusitis. I have completed one course of antibiotics, but the headache persists.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Antibiotics help with acute sinusitis only. Chronic sinusitis is treated with anti-inflammatory nasal sprays and antihistaminic medicines. Clinical symptoms, radiology, or nasal endoscopy findings can help to diagnos... Read Full »
I have sinusitis and feel like something is stuck in my neck. What can be done?
Query: Hi doctor, I have got chronic sinusitis diagnosed by ENT doctor. I am suffering from difficulties of swelling for months, feel like something is stuck in my neck like sputum or something else that is moving up and down, especially while eating or having flu. Do you think it is related to ENT or I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such a patient what we would do is a laryngoscopy. Just to rule out any growth or inflammation. Chronic sinusitis due to contact post nasal drip tends to cause reflux-related symptoms and globus feeling. Secondly, we need to check your hemoglobin status to rule ou... Read Full »
I had a right side upper molar issue and was diagnosed as chronic sinusitis. Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor, A few months ago I had a right side upper molar issue. I went to a clinic and was given an antibiotic, but it did not help. I went to the clinic after some days, and I asked for Clindamycin and still there was no result. The dentist tapped on the tooth, and there was no pain. He surmi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get a professional evaluation because your symptoms may lead to septal perforation, nasal bleeding and permanent loss of sense of smell. I would advise going for nasal endoscopy if you were to do that then follow it up if needed with a CT scan of nose and... Read Full »
What is the cause of pharyngeal discomfort and cough?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I have been having pharyngeal discomfort in the last two years coughing more often than I used to do before but I somehow got used to it and I did not see a doctor. Also, I have discomfort when swallowing. I have never smoked in my life and have healthy habits. I also... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and video (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my diagnosis would be post nasal drip with chronic pharyngitis. The visualization of the mucus discharge in the throat with congestion in the pharynx points to this diagnosis. The usual cau... Read Full »
What could be the reason for frequent cold with fever and heavy head?
Query: Hello doctor, I get frequent cold, and it will be severe with a fever of 102-103 degrees. My head remains heavy, and I have thick mucus when I blow my nose. I usually get sneeze with a change in outside temperature. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Mishra Pransunchandra Akhileshchandra
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the way you have described your symptoms which include recurrent fever, cold, and heavy head with nasal discharge. It is very apparent that you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, and whenever you have acute attacks it leads to the above symptoms. For treatme... Read Full »
My symptoms of chronic sinusitis are worsening even after undergoing endoscopic surgery. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing chronic sinusitis for over six months now. The most prominent symptom is postnasal drip. I was diagnosed with allergies and secondary bacterial infection and had undergone endoscopic surgery a few weeks ago. Post-surgery, I was advised to take a five-day course ... Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for your symptoms is severe allergic rhinitis with associated sinusitis. Before I suggest the treatment, I will try to explain the cascade of events in a very simple manner below, even though it is not as simple as it looks. Exposure to dust o... Read Full »
My symptoms started as sinus congestion, and now I have green phlegm. What does this mean?
Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms started as sinus congestion, a sore, and scratchy throat. Now I have developed green-cloudy phlegm, a persistent cough that sounds productive for a while and then dries for the rest of the day. I am experiencing cold sweats and wheezing in my chest when I lie on my back. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The best way to treat this infection is a seven-day course with good antibiotics like Cefixime, Clavulanate, and Mucinac (Acetylcysteine) for mucus extraction. Also, I would suggest you get tests like a chest ... Read Full »
I have chronic sinusitis and eustachian tube dysfunction. How to treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female and had eustachian tube dysfunction and chronic sinusitis (pressure on either side of my nose, congestion, brain fog, and headaches) for about eight months. I had allergy testing done which revealed allergies to mold and a few trees. I also had a CT scan which re... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per all your history and reports, it seems to be chronic rhinosinusitis with a deviated nasal septum to the left (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). As your symptoms are persistent in spite of all the medication, I feel surgery is the treatment o... Read Full »