Computed tomography (CT) scan of the face shows the paranasal sinuses. It provides multiple cross-sectional images of the nasal sinuses. It helps diagnose sinusitis, fluid-filled sinuses, tumor in the sinuses, etc.
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Why do I have excruciating pain in forehead with cough and sneeze?
Query: Hi doctor, I have excruciating pain in the left side of my forehead. It happens in the morning after waking up and the pain troubles me for two hours. This pain troubles me for two hours. It happens daily and after having these painful hours, everything goes normal during the rest of the day. I hav... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) with rhinitis. You need further evaluation. You need to do a CT (computerized tomography) scan of the nose and sinus with nasal and laryngeal endoscopy. With the results, it is fine to find the cause whether there is any polyp o... Read Full »
I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a constant runny and congested nose for three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medication,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders that are interrelated. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a treat... Read Full »
Dust and perfume make me cough. How can I get better?
Query: Hello doctor, For many years, I am facing a sinusitis problem. When I catch the flu, it gets worse. This time, I caught the flu twice this month. The sinus got worse and I visited a doctor who prescribed me with a course of Fexet, Klaricid, and Ventek. He said that I need to take Ventek for three m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sinusitis will not get relieved by Montelukast tablet alone. We will need to evaluate you. Sinusitis can be due to various factors such as genetics, anatomy, allergy, pollution, and much more. When there is chronic sinusitis, we investigate to find the cause and in... Read Full »
What is the reason for recurrent and persistent headaches in my mother?
Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding the health of my 50-year-old mother, who is not keeping well for the past six months. She has been complaining of headaches for the past five to six months, which have been constant with heaviness around her forehead and the area between the eyes and the nose. We got... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just went through your query regarding your mother's health. The complaints could be due to sinusitis. She will need further testing to confirm it. Until then, I suggest the following: Please start Furamist nasal spray (Fluticasone topical) once a day for... Read Full »
Can mucosal polyp in maxillary sinus cause headache?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old second year MBBS student. I have been suffering from central headaches for the past two years. It is progressing in frequency and intensity. It increases on bending, sneezing and straining. It is mild to moderate in intensity and occurs almost four days a week. My doct... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is chronic maxillary sinusitis secondary to mucosal polyp and so go for a CT paranasal sinus. It will tell about the dimensions of mucosal polyp and its operability. Till then, I suggest you the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with h... Read Full »
What is the cause of the pill-stuck sensation in my throat?
Query: Hi doctor, For about five days now, I have this sensation of a pill stuck in the throat right below Adam's apple. There is no pain at all. It is not there in the morning but will show up throughout the day. I can eat and swallow without any problem, and it seems to go away when I eat. It is not qui... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The foreign body sensation in your throat is basically due to acid reflux. It is irritating the throat as acid raises high up to cause stickiness.Along with all the medicines you are taking, I would add few lifestyle measures. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and at least move... Read Full »
What causes bumps on the pharyngeal wall?
Query: Hi doctor, I am quite worried about the bumps on the back of my throat. I am quite sensitive to dust and get sinusitis along with blocked nose and stuffed head often. Around three to four weeks back, I had small red bumps on the roof of my mouth. When I consulted with a doctor, they suggested Augmen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have very precisely described your problem with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I appreciate that. My diagnosis of your condition based on your symptoms is chronic or recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, which is causing chronic pharyngitis... Read Full »
What are the ways to prevent aerosinusitis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem-related flight landing. I have experienced a sudden and sharp pain in the eyebrows in 3 out of 10 flights. It is very painful. I have noticed it happens when I have a cold and cough. I searched on the internet and got to know aerosinusitis or barosinusitis. How to prev... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Aerosinusitis or barosinusitis (mucus membrane inflammation due to pressure difference within the sinus) is usually if there is mucosal hypertrophy in the paranasal sinuses. You should get a CT scan paranasal sinuses done and send me the pictures. Secondly, next ti... Read Full »
Nothing seems to help my allergic rhinitis. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis. I saw many doctors and had a nasal septum deviation surgery last year too, to control the allergies but nothing helped. I have to take antihistamines twice every day. I take 180 mg Telfast. The symptoms are very similar to having the flu. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy is a genetic disorder and does not have a permanent cure. When we know we are allergic to some substance, the best way to avoid allergy is to stay away from it. This form of allergen avoidance is not practical in your case. To establish that it is an allergy i... Read Full »
Can sinusitis cause bad breath?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a persistent bad breath and bad taste in my mouth. I have excellent oral hygiene, and my dentist said my teeth and gums are all healthy. My doctor said that it could be sinus drainage, but I have dealt with this for years even when I have no drainage. It is ruining my personal life ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you get any CT scan of your sinuses done before to rule out sinusitis? Yes, sinusitis can cause such symptoms and to rule out that a CT scan is needed. Sinusitis also causes nose block, headache, and post-nasal drip. So if you have any of these symptoms, then it c... Read Full »