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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 have recurrent sinusitis with post nasal drip. How to get rid of it?

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. Shukla Radhika Hiren Hema

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 kno...  Read Full »

I need help deciphering my laboratory reports. Is my anion gap normal?

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I still have pain after sinus surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had my sinus surgery 15 days back. After four days nasal cleaning was done. After it, I got severe pain for five to seven days. But after that it reduced. But still, it persists. Please let me know how much time it will fully go away. I am clearing that I had all type of sinuses and m...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you not taking any anti-inflammatory medication? You should take paracetamol one gram twice daily. it will reduce swelling as well as pain.   Read Full »

I have a strange feeling in my upper back tooth, but it does not hurt. What could cause this?

Query: Hello doctor, My back upper tooth is feeling strange. But it does not hurt. I have checked to the dentist and doing some scan. But everything fine, what could cause this issue? Is it fine?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If x-ray also has nothing, it means there is no cavity. So the probable causes for your problem are, 1. Food impaction between teeth, which will cause such feelings for three-four days and will go away on its own. Use warm salt water for rinsing a few times a day fo...  Read Full »

My son has been suggested nasal spray for his sinusitis. Why?

Query: Hello sir, My son has sinusitis and also nasal polyps; we got to know this recently. He suffers from a nose block and breathing issues. So when we visited a PCP (primary care physician), he suggested using nasal spray. So, my question is, how can nasal spray efficiently relieve symptoms of sinusitis...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. Before I go to answer your questions, you need to understand the physiological and pathology of the problem in concern. Having understood that the treatment and mechanism of action of medicati...  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 years old. Is Corona dangerous for sinusitis patients? Please tell me I really want to know.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

Can nasal drops be used to get lost sensation of smell in a sinusitis patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, 43 years old, I was born with cleft palate but it is fine now and I have sinusitis and loss of smell sensation. I took steroids Prednisone nearly two months back and got my smell back but suddenly four days ago now the smell is gone again. Just to let you know I have moderat...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Your recurrent problem of not able to smell is due to sinusitis and allergy. Once that gets treated smell will come back. But in chronic sinusitis, the smell may or may not come back due to prolong disease. 2. Avamys should be helpful. These steroids sprays reduce...  Read Full »

How can headaches with sinus infection be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male, and I have headaches with sinus infection symptoms. There is a scar on my nose. The headaches are on one side of my head. It started about one week ago. I had this scar inside my nose about nine months ago. Also, the headache started about nine months ago when...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The headaches due to sinus infection are most likely more severe in the morning and when you lean forward. Also, you will have tender bones in the face. So do you have any of these symptoms? It is treated with a course of antibiotics for one month, like Augmentin (Am...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for pain under my eyes that is always there?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain under my eyes. I have consulted an ophthalmologist who said there is no problem in my eyes. However, the pain is constant. I have had a sinus problem and catch a cold very quickly. What can be the reason for my under-eye pain? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The pain can be due to sinusitis, as the maxillary sinuses are located just beneath the eye. An inflammation of the maxillary sinuses is called maxillary sinusitis. I suggest you get a CT (computed tomography) scan of the PNS (paranasal sin...  Read Full »

Will there be hyposmia even after sinusitis gets treated with medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic sinusitis without polyps. I am taking Budesonide rinses which I do twice a day. These have helped with my symptoms greatly. However, I still suffer from a weak sense of smell. Being that my other symptoms are controlled, should my sense of smell improve over time? Can yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Anosmia or hyposmia is a frequent occurrence associated with rhinosinusitis, and many factors lead to it. Firstly sinusitis is an inflammatory condition associated with edema and the release of inflammatory mediators tha...  Read Full »

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