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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What does MRI with air bubble in sphenoid sinus indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have six weeks of ongoing problem with throbbing pain around the nasal bone, headache at the top of my head and visual disturbances. MRI showed air bubble in the sphenoid sinus. What should be my next step now? I had a sudden onset, nasal pain accompanied with visual problems (not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rohan S. Navelkar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering that it is a sudden onset, it seems like something you should not ignore. It seems like you are suffering from a complication of chronic sinusitis. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Since the nerve that supplies the eye pas...  Read Full »

Should I concern about burning sensation around the eyes after taking a shower?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. For the last three days, I am having a burning sensation around the eyes but the eyes itself are not affected. I figured out it after taking a shower or after taking Lexa Pro. I was taking Sipralexa before, now I got Lexa Pro instead as I am in China and this...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It will be of great help if you can send me a picture of your eyes. Also, let me know if you have work which demands more laptop or computer or mobile use? I do not think it is due to allergy because allergy causes redness and wateri...  Read Full »

How to help with sinus inflammation in chronic sinusitis with polyp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have sinusitis for almost five years. Also, there is polyp formation in the right maxillary sinus. When I inhale to get relief from nasal congestion and it starts irritating with inflammation. Any advice?  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We have to first ascertain as to why sinusitis has occurred in the first place. Usually, in most cases, the primary cause is a seasonal or year around allergic problem that is there. Just to make you understand I have tried to explain things in a simple way below. Expo...  Read Full »

Can a chronic sinus infection cause stuffy nose and headaches?

Query: I think I may have chronic sinus infection. It started 4 months ago, one morning I woke up and blow up my nose with yellow/greenish mucus and blood. I was having it only in the morning. I didnt had any other symptoms except feeling tired. I took advil sinus and used seawater nasal spray. It lasted c...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Looks like your having a chronic allergic problem out there. Now there are certain things which have to be understood in detail. 1. Allergic rhinitis is an immune complex issue which is innately present and starts showing symptoms at one particular age. It basically is a hyper responsiveness t...  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. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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. Prasun Mishra

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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. MRI findings says right maxillary sinus retention cyst, also, mild chronic sinus inflammatory changes are noted. What does that mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 i...  Read Full »

Is sneezing after swimming normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is coughing, sneezing, no fever, and wheezing when breathing. She was at the pool. Usually, she excessively sneezes after swimming. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Y Siva Roja

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your daughter’s problem. Her complaints might be due to an allergic reaction to the chlorine in the swimming pools (particularly due to chloramines release) to which some people are more especially prone. This can also be due to the developm...  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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why am I having dryness in nostril?

Query: Hello doctor, About 16 days ago I started getting dryness in my left nostril only. Mucus felt like super glue. I chalked it up to season change but it did not go away. So I went to my primary care doctor, they chalked it up to seasonal and could not see anything with the limited view of the tools t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry at all. It does not look like cancer at all. All the symptoms you have seem to be for chronic sinusitis. The antibiotic you had is not bad but according to my opinion it is not enough to treat sinus infections in adults, so I recommend Medofloxine 750 mg once...  Read Full »

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