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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Answer: Hi,  Welcome to Based upon your history, my answer to your questions: 1. Are My Symptoms Related to ARS? Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) typically begins 7-14 days after the exposure to a HIV positive patient, and may last for up to 3-4 months. The symptoms are typically "flu-l...  Read Full »

My nose feels partially obstructed and my head feels swollen. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose feels partially obstructed, and my head feels swollen. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nasal obstruction most commonly occurs due to nasal congestion secondary to allergy or infection. But sometimes it could be due to Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS), which requires examination or x-ray of PNS for confirmation. Most likely in your case, it is nasal congestion ...  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 very bad sinus pressure and a headache. Can it be due to intake of Hydralazine?

Query: Hello doctor, I just started taking Hydralazine 25 mg three times a day yesterday. Today, I started feeling jittery with a very bad sinus pressure and a headache. My blood pressure is down to 115/75 after being at 145/93. My heart rate has increased to 90. I feel very cold like I have a fever, and a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, these are the side effects of Hydralazine. In my opinion, 25 mg thrice a day is a high dose.  The tachycardia and dizziness are also because of excess diuresis by Hydralazine. Discuss with your doctor regarding changing the dose to 25 mg once a day. Take plen...  Read Full »

What is the best medicine to get rid of dry and puffy eyes due to sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been dealing with bad sinus infections for a long time now. I have a deviated septum, and I am waiting for a second surgery to get it fixed properly. I recently dealt with a bad sinus infection with swollen nose and pressure inside the nose between my eyes and upper cheeks. My eyes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having. You have deviated nasal septum (DNS). And it is one of the most significant causes of repeated or recurrent sinus infections. Facial pain over the cheek signifies maxillary sinus involvemen...  Read Full »

Will the sense of smell return to normal after sinusitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitis without polyps 23 months ago. I had congestion, pain, pressure, loss of smell and taste, tinnitus, cough, dizziness, and eustachian tube dysfunction when it first started. My ENT said that my maxillary and ethmoid sinuses were affected, and there i...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You will be much better with the treatment that you are presently taking. It will take at least one month for the symptoms to subside. However, the sense of smell is slightly unpredictable at this stage. If these conditions are complicated with COVID-19 (Co...  Read Full »

I have chronic sinusitis without polyps. Will my sense of smell eventually return or improve?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitis without polyps two years back. Then, I had congestion, pain, throbbing, postnasal drip, weak sense of smell and taste, dizziness, cough, tinnitus in my left ear, and eustachian tube dysfunction. My ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist) gave me a...  Read Full »

Dr. Asiya Zaidi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good to know that your symptoms have resolved. Most likely, you had an acute attack of sinusitis which has resolved now. I would advise you two things about your sense of smell. 1. Smell training videos can be found online. 2. Omega 3,6,9 tablets (especiall...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nosebleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is bleeding often. It happened six to eight times in the past 10 months. The blood is red in color. I do not feel any pain, and the bleeding is not too much. Most of the times I do not realize that my nose is bleeding.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleeding of the nose is quite common in some people. Some of the most common causes are dryness inside the nose, pollution, picking of the nose, sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, rhinitis, and bleeding disorders. Considering the myriad of causes involved, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

Why do I still have sinus issues even after the surgical opening of my blocked airway?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from sinus issues for a while. I had surgery to open the blocked airways. But my nose is still swollen, my ears are ringing, and I could feel some discomfort in my nose. I do not get much discharge, and my nose does not produce any snot. These symptoms will subside ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to help me know a few more details.1) What surgery was done? Kindly attach a complete discharge summary.2) Kindly attach the report of the allergy prick test. And also, let me know the allergens, including food allergens and aeroallergens like dust mites, various oth...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my child's nosebleed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 8-year-old daughter. Since birth, she has had a V split on her forehead, and we can feel a gap when touched. She has nosebleeds through her nose and throat. And also, she has redness between her eyebrows. I have asked a few doctors regarding this, they said is nothing to worr...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Does she have a fever or headache? 2)Does she feel pain when she bends over or when you press on this bump? A nosebleed is normal in children due to a fragile nasal mucosa. However, I would recommen...  Read Full »

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