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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Kindly explain the relationship between the sinus problem and pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain the relationship between a sinus problem and pregnancy. Does sinus infection be a reliable sign of pregnancy? Why does pregnancy trigger sinus issues in some women?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A lot of women have an increase in sinus congestion during pregnancy. It happens due to the increased level of estrogen during pregnancy which tends to cause vasodilation generally. Hence, they have improved blood flow through the nasal and sinus passages. It leads to s...  Read Full »

My right ear is plugged due to sinus cold. How do I unplug it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a sinus cold for two weeks. I have taken nasal spray. Now my right ear is plugged. How do I unplug it? Currently, I am taking Bupropion , Celexa, and Naproxen.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sinus congestion or attacks of sinusitis can lead to a sensation of blocked ears as the congested sinus passages tend to block out the eustachian tube at one end. You can try steam with menthol inhalation three times a day, along with Budesonide nasal spray one puff in ...  Read Full »

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