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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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 (si...  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...  Read Full »

How to treat sore throat and post nasal drip with deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sore throat and fever four months ago. I took some antibiotics (Cebosh) referred by an ENT and the sore throat went away. But I have a constant nasal dripping and throat clearing since then somedays it is more and some days it is normal. I can see mucus in my throat and it loo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you are having a deviated nasal septum (DNS). Your continuous presence of mucus in the nose and throat clearing is because of sinusitis which is a common consequence of your deviated septum. I have given some tablets try using those. If not rel...  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 st...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to restore my loss of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lost my smell. I have consulted many ENT doctors for the past two years but could not resolve the problem. I also have a frequent cold with sneezing. Particularly in the morning, severe sneezing occurs. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible causes for loss of smell are 1. Rhinitis. 2. Sinusitis. 3. Ethmoidal polyps. 4. Neurodegenerative diseases. 5. Vitamin B12, and Folic acid deficiency. 6. Tumor of the CNS (central nervous system). 7. Trauma. But in your case possible the cause is...  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...  Read Full »

Will Co Altria for sinusitis cause dry mouth and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with sinusitis. My doctor ordered me to take Co Altria 10 mg at bedtime. I have taken it at 9 PM and currently, I am experiencing dryness of mouth and headache. What to do? Is this serious? I am also taking Cefixime 200 mg twice daily, Sinupret thrice daily, and N...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Meena

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of mouth might be due to mild anticholinergic effects. It may sometime cause drowsiness and also depends on person to person. This would take a few days to adjust. You can continue this drug along with steam inhalation twice daily.  Read Full »

What could be the cause of breathlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing breathing problem for the past one week. Whenever I am trying to take long breathe, I am not able to push air completely inside through nose or mouth. After consecutive try, full breathe happens. There is no sign of a cough or pneumonia. Also, I do not have a cold...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not related to eating jamun. It is also not due to stress. It could be due to lung pathology or sinus involvement. Secretions from sinus may be blocking airflow or it could be directly due to lung involvement. It can also happen if there is hyperplasia or growt...  Read Full »

What causes continuous eye allergy and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eye allergy for the past 1.7 years. I have consulted many doctors. I am using steroid eye drops too, but my eye allergy is still present. My eye irritates when it contact with blowing air, perfumes, air conditioner, strong odors, when I get cold and sometimes suddenly without any ...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a generalized allergy with sneezing, cold eye symptoms and headache which could be due to sinusitis, pharyngitis and allergic conjunctivitis. This can be triggered either because of a drop in your anti-allergic immunity or any form of new exposure due to ch...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for long term sinusitis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sinusitis for the last six months. I have tried lots of medicines but there is no improvement. Because of the current scenario of COVID-19, I cannot visit any ENT specialist. Please help me and prescribe some medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I understand how frustrating your problem can be. Sinusitis is usually secondary to a certain problem such as allergy (which is the most common cause, once other rare causes are ruled out). So considering the treatment of this particular issue, we need to always t...  Read Full »

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