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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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I am having left-sided headache, associated with ear and nose pressure. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having left-sided headache, mostly frontal and behind my eye for a week. I have ear pressure and pressure in my nose while moving and chewing. I have seen my primary care physician (PCP), and I was given Imitrex that does not help. I have tried Aleve, Motrin, and Excedrin.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to a sinus infection, especially considering the pressure in the ear, eye, and nose. For this reason, I would recommend performing a sinus X-ray study to investigate the possible cause. Antibiotics and nose decongestants may be necessary...  Read Full »

I have had headaches regularly for the past three years. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, Please study my MRI report attached. I am suffering from headache regularly for the past three years. My MRI report impression states subtle, sub-centimetric discrete focus of hyperintensity is seen in the juxtacortical white matter in the left parietal region on T2 weighed image (T2WI) a...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect patient privacy). The report suggests some non-specific changes in the white matter of the brain. The headache doe...  Read Full »

Have allergy problems. I always have runny nose or sore throat or excessive sneezing and coughing and cannot breathe normally.

Query: Hello, I have been having allergy problems for many years. I cannot breathe from my nose even if it is not blocked because I feel like I get less oxygen from my nose. I also have asthma and as the seasons change my allergies react. I always have running nose or sore throat or excessive sneezing and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaishali Mehta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I totally understand your concern regarding cure of allergies. Unfortunately, allergy of the nose cannot be totally cured, but definitely can be prevented. I would recommend the following:1. Get an allergy skin test done; so as to identify the allergen. Avoiding the a...  Read Full »

I have been having yellow and green mucus after sphenoid sinus surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about sinuitis. I have been having yellow and green mucus every day. I have a history of this after sphenoid sinus surgery. I am worried about what is causing this. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Other than the mucus do you have any symptoms? Have you been having yellow or green mucus continuously after the surgery even when you were on antibiotics? Does the mucus pass behind the nose and drip into the throat also? Do you have any fever or pain? Did your ENT su...  Read Full »

I have a neck lump between my shoulder and arm. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lumps on my neck at the joint between my shoulder and my arm. I have had sinus issues with cystic fibrosis and painful bowel movements. Should I be worried? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I need more details about your condition, so kindly answer the following questions. 1. When did you notice the lump on your neck for the first time? 2. Do you have any family history of any disease? 3. Is the lump in...  Read Full »

What are the causes of diarrhea and nausea every morning, with terrible sinus headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sinus infection for over eight weeks now. After trying to get rid of it using Neti pot and Flonase, I started taking antibiotics. I had my sinuses scraped about four years ago due to a recurrent sinus infection. I went to a dentist because of a broken tooth, that was causi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So you have two issues, one is your sinusitis, and the other is diarrhea. Gastritis is probably antibiotic associated, so you need to discuss with your doctor and change the antibiotics that are causing your diarrhea. I would suggest the following for your gastric pro...  Read Full »

I am suffering from headache and declined hearing in my right ear. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a stapes surgery five years back for tinnitus and otosclerosis. Initially for the first couple of months post operative everything seemed fairly normal. Then I got sick nine months back with a sinus infection, primary ciliary dyskinesia and doctor said my oxygen and spirometry wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concerns. First of all let me assure you , your ear surgery is least likely to cause sinusitis. But it can be other way round. Your upper respiratory tract infection can cause problem with hearing. Now can you tell me if you ...  Read Full »

I recently suffered a sinus infection with a sore throat, hearing difficulty, and no ear-related symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Recently during vacation, I suffered from a sinus infection with a painful sore throat, mostly left side. I had two flights and experienced horrible pain in my left ear during the descent. The left ear felt blocked or muffled throughout the week of vacation. I started Amoxicillin. Return ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have to use nasal decongestant drops, not sprays. Lie down on your back, put your head lower than your body position, put one drop of the decongestant in each nostril, and stay on your back for two minutes. Use the drops twice daily for five days, then tell me the res...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sinusitis, a congested nose, and a headache for the past 10 days. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I am a married woman and a mother of a small baby. My doctor said that I am suffering from sinusitis. I have had a cold for the past ten days. My right nose is congested and the mucus is thick, and greenish. There is a sharp pain in the left side of my forehead and it hurts a lot when ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. However, I have a few questions. 1. Have you been prescribed antibiotics? 2. Are you sure you have pain in your left forehead? Because you said your right nose appears congested, please be clear. 3. Do you have any...  Read Full »

How to prevent sinusitis, dry nose and shivering during winters?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurring ailment that I usually get once or twice per winter. It starts with extreme shivering and overheating, but no fever. Day two usually involves a very dry nose, very low energy, and heightened sensitivity to touch or light. Days 3 to 5 usually involve more traditional...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of these attacks start as a viral infection and then become complicated by bacterial infection. These attacks are hard to be prevented completely but the use of seasonal influenza vaccines are helpful and can decrease the number of the attacks. Flu vaccines are taken...  Read Full »

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