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 is Z-pak not working for a sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have been sick for almost a month now. I went to my doctor and he gave me Z-pak antibiotic for sinus infection. Normally, Z-pak makes me feel 100% better in a day or two after taking them. Instead of feeling better, I felt worse. I have completed all the Z-pak...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to any of the following. Superadded bacterial infection that will require again an antibiotic, which is better to do a culture of the mucus to detect which antibiotic is suitable. The ongoing viral infection, which is usually s...  Read Full »

Is sinus lift necessary for placing implants?

Query: Hi doctor, I have consulted four dentists with my x-rays. After years of failed root canals, cavities, gum disease and eventually failed four tooth bridge, I am now seeking implants that will hold a hybrid bridge to replace my upper arch. I need six implants with a full contour Zirconium prosthesis...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have a low sinus floor level on the left side of the picture of the x-ray. I cannot say whether it is the left or right side of yours through this picture. It might be helpful i...  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 a burning feeling on top of the head?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. Today I have experienced a burning sensation on the top left side of my head. It only lasts for a few seconds but it has happened a few times hours apart. What is this? I have just got over cold symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your question and would like to tell you that the burning sensation at the side of your head could be because of a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency (mostly B12), diabetes, thyroid problems, etc. It can also happen as a result of side effe...  Read Full »

Why does my dad have frequent headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 67 years old. He had a habit of consuming alcohol and tobacco. For the past three years, he has a headache that starts at any point of time. He also had a bit of memory loss and malfunctioning of ears and eyes. So, we had a CT scan of his brain done. Some medications were s...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) describes two things as follows. Loss of blood supply in small areas of the brain. This will not cause any problem to him. But, the underlying problem of narrow neck vessels or hyperlipidemia ...  Read Full »

Please interpret my MRI brain for abnormalities due to migraine.

Query: Hello doctor, The internal carotid and basilar arteries demonstrate flow voids, implying gross patency. Can you please explain this finding from an MRI done on my brain? MRI brain without contrast study result impressions: No intracranial abnormality. Sinusitis narrative provided reason for e...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After carefully reading your provided report of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) detailed explanation is provided below. You have no abnormalities present in the brain parenchyma or brain vessels which could explain your long term migraine. However, your sinuses (sinus...  Read Full »

Will deviated nasal septum cause severe nasal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from deadly sinus pain found with deviated septum. No medicine is working. Quality of life has got compromised. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. You are having a severe form of sinusitis which has probably happened secondary to allergic rhinitis. Before we jump to the treatment, I have tried to explain the cascade of events in a very simple manner below e...  Read Full »

Can Sinucon help with my nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nasal congestion and it gets worse at night. I have not slept in two days. I have been taking Sinucon but I am afraid of overtaking of medication.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to ilciniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about as this is a very common entity that we encounter daily. Before we jump into the treatment I want to definitely know the answers to a few questions. Is there any ongoing allergy or sinusitis? Does the nasal stuff...  Read Full »

Why do I experience cough with chest tightness and breathing difficulty in seasons?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because it was hard to breathe. They said it was seasonal allergies then gave me Zyrtec. Took Zyrtec for a few weeks breathing problems came back with a bad cough. I went to the doctor again they said I had a sinus infection which was causing...  Read Full »


Dr. Kavya Ramkumar

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having a cough and breathing difficulty for the past few weeks, had to visit a doctor twice. I took Zyrtec the first time and antibiotics for sinus infection for the second time, right? I need further details are you having all these trouble past few weeks for...  Read Full »

Are sinusitis patients more prone for Coronavirus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a sinusitis patient. But I do not face any breathing problems. And I am just 21 year old. Is Corona dangerous for sinusitis patients? Please tell me I really want to know.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Corona is dangerous for each and everyone one of us. However, there are few conditions where the patient's body immunity is on the lower side. One such condition is recurrent allergy associated sinusitis. You may be completely asymptomatic, but in general patients probe f...  Read Full »

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