Sinusitis

Inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses is called sinusitis. It can be caused by common cold, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, and deviated septum. The symptoms include runny nose, loss of smell, facial pressure, fever, bad breath, and dental pain.

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Why am I not able to eat and taste food due to sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have bad sinusitis. I am unable to taste and eat food. I feel so weak and dehydrated. I have trouble while swallowing liquids or solid foods without throat pain. But there is congestion in the nasal passage. It does not allow me to drink or eat properly. I went to the emergency to get IV...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sinuses that surround the nose secrete mucus and it is secreted into the nose. This mucus triggers backward into the throat and it ends up flowing throughout the day. This gives a salty taste and at night, it ends up by collecting in the throat. When we wake up, we ...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for post nasal drip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of recurring sinusitis that usually goes away and returns for the past 20 years. Right now, what I feel is funny tasting mucus running from the back of the nose down the throat. I also have to always clear my throat after I finish eating. I do not have sinus pain nor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sinuses which are surrounding the nose secrete mucus into the nose. This mucus triggers backward into the throat, and we end up swallowing it throughout the day. However, at night, it ends up collecting in the throat, and we can feel it when we wake up. This is k...  Read Full »

Why do I get right-sided headaches when I look down with a runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache on the right side. My nose on the right side is blocked and water is coming out. Sometimes I have sneezing. When I look down it becomes full and I have pain. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from sinusitis. The sinus that surrounds the nose secrete mucus and it is secreted into the nose. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Please mention the duration of these symptoms, any episodes of fever, describe the na...  Read Full »

How to cure my ear inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old male. I have been battling sinus problem, congestion and cough for about three weeks. Three weeks ago, I visited a clinic and I was given 500 mg Amox. I completed the cycle, but still had cough and drainage. So, I visited the clinic again, wherein I was given Decadr...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I want to assure you that, you do not have to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment options for chronic sinusitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from nasal blockage for the past 1.5 months. Generally, I have cold and cough problems from past 10 to 12 years, which becomes worse during the weather change. Earlier, I had breathing problem, but have been experiencing nose blockage now. The nose will be blocked from bo...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An ENT doctor would have advised you to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. Surgery is the treatment of choice , because your problem seems to be chronic (from longer duration). If you do not want surgery, then you can take nasal spray (a combination...  Read Full »

What should I do to prevent a buzzing sound in my ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting a buzzing sound in my ears for the past few days. I want a reading of the enclosed x-ray. Currently, I am on Exforge for mild hypertension.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Bilateral maxillary sinuses appear hazy with suspected fluid level or polyps, more likely to be polyps. Mild deviation of the septum with decreased airway in the left side of t...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my anion gap?

Query: Hello doctor, I need help deciphering my laboratory results. I had bloodwork to check liver function test since I am on 750 mg of Oxycarbazepine a day. A few results were either high or low, and I am paranoid that something is wrong.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any investigations need to be correlated with clinical symptoms. So, in general, your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) have nothing alarming. Low creatinine, disturbed anion gap, and chloride can be a result of some dehydration or overhydration. ...  Read Full »

Why does it pain when I touch my left eye socket and eyebrow bone?

Query: Goodmorning Doc, My concern here is my right eye. When i touch my eyesocket and my eyebrow bone there is uncomfortable feeling. I already sleep and applied warm compress I also use anti bacterial eyedrops but nothing happened it is already three days. Also There is no redness or discharge or swelli...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, The frontal sinuses are located just above the orbit of the eyeball. Tenderness on pressing the brow might indicate presence of sinusitis. Have you had a cold recently or suffer from blocked or stuffy nose often, then that could be the most common reason. Try steam inhalation thrice a day fo...  Read Full »

Why do I have dizziness and left-sided headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a headache for one week, usually on my head's left side, but now I feel I have dizziness, and my head is massive. I am currently taking Etodolac 400 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from headaches for the last seven days. Your headache is unilateral (left-sided), and you are now feeling dizziness and heaviness in the head. Such type of clinica...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of sinusitis?

Query: Gender - Female Age - 25 Height - 5'8' Weight - 54 kgs I have a sinusitis issue and my sinuses flare up very easily generally triggered by dust, perfumes, allergies, weather changes, etc. I just wanted to know if living on a higher floor (eg. 50th floor) could trigger that and cause it to becom...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, U seem to have Allergic rhinitis which is typically due to hyperresponse to a certain material eg. dust. It typically presents with bouts of sneezing, more at a specific time in the day & related to some material for eg dust. apart from dust, there r many other materials that can cause a...  Read Full »

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