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Chronic Sinusitis

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 smell due to sinusitis improve with steroid nasal drops?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitis without polyps 3.5 years ago. I would share my CT (computed tomography) scan results with you, but I am not provided with the results. Initially, I experienced symptoms such as congestion, weak sense of smell, post-nasal drip, cough, pulsatile tin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest chronic sinusitis. You do not have polyps but are experiencing a loss of sense of smell. I would like to explain the mechanisms of smelling. Our olfactory (smell sensory) mucosa is limited to the roof of the nasopharyn...  Read Full »

I am suffering from chronic sinusitis with polyps. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38-year-old female with a normal BMI and I am a non-smoker. I have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis with polyps for 14 years, managed with nasal steroid drops and antihistamines. I have no allergies; all allergy tests came back negative, and I do not have asthma.Sometimes, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are experiencing chronic sinusitis along with nasal polyps, and any inflammation, triggers your anxiety. Recent studies have revealed that patients suffering from chronic sinusitis are more likely to experie...  Read Full »

Can I survive without surgery in a colder region if I have a bent nasal bone?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25-years-old, and I have a nasal problem. My nasal bone is bent, I have a blocked nose on the left side of my nose, and I have breathing difficulty when I get cold. I am now working in colder regions. Can I survive there with this nasal problem, or do I need to get operated?  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on what you shared, if you have a persistent nasal block on the left side at all times and if it is affecting your day-to-day activities or if you are getting recurrent sinusitis on the left side, I would suggest you consider getting operated. If there are allergic ...  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 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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 a spirometry study done with bronchodilator reversibility. If spirom...  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 »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

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 opti...  Read Full »

I have the sensation of something stuck in my neck. Why?

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 »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

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 surmis...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

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 s...  Read Full »

What does maxillary sinus retention cyst with chronic sinus inflammatory changes mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pressure pain in the head, sometimes back and neck pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings says right maxillary sinus retention cyst, also, mild chronic sinus inflammatory changes are noted. What does that mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It means that you had mild sinusitis (sinus infection) for a long time. The changes are prominent at the maxillary sinus. The maxillary sinus is an air-filled bony space below the eye and front part of the cheek. Retention cyst means that due to the long-standing inf...  Read Full »

How do I stop frequent nose bleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. This query is all about my frequent nose bleeding. It started when I was in grade school, I got nose bleed when it is very hot, or when the air is dry and it only happens once a month or once every two months. For the past three months, I got frequent noseb...  Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. I assure you that you need not be worried. Epistaxis or nasal bleeding is a very common condition and has been reported to occur in up to 60 percent of the general population. Most nosebleeds are not serious and can...  Read Full »

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