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How are the paranasal sinuses examined?Does a doctor use long tubes and put them inside the nose?Does it hurt?

Please answer me quickly . I will go to the doctor today and I am scared . I think if the doctor put those long tubes ( I don't know what're they called) I will scream at her . Did anyone try this before ? Tell me honestly , does it hurt ? Does the doctor ask you to sit on a chair or lay on the examining table ? I am so depressed !!!!!!!!!!!!

doctors may use device that looks like tv-remote controller...first doctor puts some gel on the head of the device, and then device is slowly moved on your both sinus areas, and also forehead area is examined! only thing you feel is coldnes of applied gel.  (+ info)

What does Left Maxillary Sinus Polypoid Disease mean?

I just got back a CT scan that say's:

There is a 2 cm rounded polypoid structure along the floor of the left maxillary sinus. This is nonspecific but could represent a mucous retention cyst versus polyp. A few of the ethmoid air cells are opacified. Otherwise the paranasal sinus regions are unremarkable. The calvarium is intact.

Anyone able to shed a little light on this for me? I promise to choose the most helpful answer quickly.

The link below will shed some light for you.  (+ info)

I did a CT of the paranasal sinuses recently. the resuts states "Severe Maxillary sinusitis with a mucocele ?

int he left Antrum" My ENT is suggesting surgery. Do you think this is necessary.

Right - so a trained professional is telling you to get a surgery. You feel a bit apprehensive and want to know from a bunch of people on the internet - that you don't know - whether he's right??
Well someone who could really tell wether or not surgery is neccessary would NEVER tell you ANYTHING without examining you or your results.
So the only people who'd answer are wackos who believe that if you and you're mother pray a little the disease is just going to disappear - I can tell you so much - that ain't gonna work.  (+ info)

What are paranasal sinuses and what are their functions?

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What is the connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?

The more common term for malignant neoplasms, cancer, is Latin for crab, and the word "carcinogen," meaning a cancer-causing agent, comes from the Greek word for crab, "karkinos." What is the connection between these two seemingly unrelated things?

Cancer, both the disease and the astronomical constellation, derive from the Latin cancer or cancrum, meaning crab. The astrological sign, of course, is said to resemble a crab and the disease was so named by the ancient Greek physician Galen (129-200 A.D.) who noted the similarity between a certain type of tumor with a crab as well—the swollen veins around the tumor resembling the legs of a crab.

Old English adopted cancer directly from Latin and used it for a variety of spreading sores and ulcers. This early sense survives in the modern word canker. From c.1000 in a manuscript called Læce Boc (Leech Book), collected in Oswald Cockayne’s Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, Vol. II, 1865:

Gemeng wið þam dustum, clæm on ðone cancer.
(Mix with the dust, smear on the cancer.)

And from Wyclif’s 2 Timothy, 1382:

The word of hem crepith as a kankir

The word was being applied specifically to the disease we today call cancer by the beginning of the 17th century. From Philemon Holland’s translation of Pliny’s Historie of the World:

Cancer is a swelling or sore comming of melancholy bloud, about which the veins appeare of a blacke or swert colour, spread in manner of a Creifish clees.

The astronomical sense of cancer is from the Latin name for the constellation of the crab. The name was known to the Anglo-Saxons, but only as a Latin name and was not assimilated into English until the Middle English period. It appears in Ælfric’s De Temporibus Anni, written c.993, in a list of the constellations of the Zodiac:

Feorða • Cancer • þæt is Crabba
(Fourth, Cancer, that is the crab.)

The Anglicized name appears c.1391 in Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe:

In this heved of cancer is the grettist declinacioun northward of the sonne...this signe of cancre is clepid the tropik of Somer.
(At this first point (head) of cancer is the greatest declination northward of the sun…this sign of cancer is named the tropic of summer.)

(Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition)  (+ info)

What symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

We thought my sister had a cold. She took cold medicine today, and it didn't alleviate any of her symptoms, so we believe it began as a sinus infection instead of manifested into one from a cold. Is this possible? Should the cold medicine helped at least some of her sinus pressure, headache and nasal drainage/congestion?

The only sinus medicine that will really help congestion is sudafed or pseudoephedrine (generic name). You need to buy this behind the counter at the drugstore as some idiots make methamphetamine out of the active ingredient. If it is actually a sinus infection (lasts more than a few days), she needs to see the doctor for antibiotics or even steroids. Remember, your sinuses are very close to your brain and you do not want an infection there. I had to have surgery on my sinuses as many people do, because they are closed off by bone and infections can build up in these closed spaces. Nasal sprays like Afrin are OK for a few days, but no more. They have a rebound effect that makes your sinuses swell up after you use them, so you can be stuck using them for the rest of your life. Does she have a headache in the front of her face (eyes, cheeks, etc.) that feels like pressure? That can indicate sinus problems. If she's not better in a few days, have her bend over forward and see if the pain gets worse-sinus pressure worsens in this position. If she doesn't get better after a few days anyways, she needs to see a good ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor), not just your family doctor. This can be very prolonged and painful if left untreated, trust me.  (+ info)

What is a good sinus rinse to kill bacteria that causes odor?

i heard somebody used collidal silver and chlorophyll part of their sinus rinse to kill the bacteria thats causin the smell..i'm on antibiotics right now from a sinus infection, so i don't know what else to do.

Dear Lady, well the antibiotics should take care of the odor, but in the meantime here is what truly works. Go to a health food store and ask them for a Neti Pot. It is a little teapot looking thing that you fill with lukewarm water and salt. Usually they will sell the salt packets, but if you don't see any you can just use regular table salt. The directions with the Neti Pot will tell you how much salt to use. Follow the directions: you tilt your head to the side and pour the water from the pot into your nose..it goes through the sinus cavity and out the other nostril. It sounds gross, but it isn't and it works. It takes about 3 minutes to do it. I have also used colloidal silver in a spray that I bought at the health food store also.  (+ info)

What is the best natural sinus medicine?

I have been getting colds or sinus infections every other week.
I have had sinus pressure, congestion, dizziness, headache etc
Any good natural medicines to take to help or prevent this? Looking for something that works really well and I can take regularly?

My husband uses this to keep from getting bronchitis, and I use to to cure sinus infections. THere are many kinds of bacteria that live in the sinuses, and this gets rid of all the bad ones!.This is the only thing that really helped me --- my Dr. told me about a sinus wash that will kill bacteria.
you need

distilled water
sea salt
liquid chlorophyll and colloidal silver from the health food store.
in a glass mix 1/4 cup water with a pinch of salt and heat to body temperature.
add 5 drops each silver and chlorophyll and mix.
using a large dropper (like one used for infant medication) drop 2 full droppersfull into one side of the nose while laying down.
Turn the head and let it drain out the other nostril. Be sure to have paper towels handy.
The silver kills the bacteria and there are several hundred kind that can live in the sinus cavities and anti biotics don't get rid of them all.
Do this twice a day for a week, mixing up the mixture fresh each time.
Then do it once a week for maintenance.
There is nothing in this that will hurt you, and it cured me.
I do not have to take claritin, or antibiotics anymore.
best wishes  (+ info)

What causes a sinus infection and is it preventable?

I keep getting sinus infections, and my kids and I keep passing them around. Is there anything we can do to STOP getting these miserable things??

Are there any natural treatments to get rid of the one I have right now?

At one point, everyone at my work had sinus infections. I started getting the symptoms which were lot of drainage and cough.

I went to my doctor and was only prescribed medication to treat my symptoms because I was able to get in to the doctor before it turned into an infection.

The drainage is probably the biggest problem
-Mucinex is suppose to let you loosen it and cough it all up
-Sudafed will help you dry it up
-Antihistamine like Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl also helps
-Ever since then, I have been taking Zyrtec-D daily, I spray with a prescription nasal spray (Veramyst) daily, and just prevent the drainage and sinus problems by constantly taking these meds.
I haven't gotten close to an infection since then

I hope this helps  (+ info)

How can I stop sinus drainage in the back of my throat?

I wake up every single morning with sinus drainage in the back of my throat. Im constantly clearing my throat and I know it has to drive my coworkers nuts. No pain. I dont know if its allergy or not. I dont want my body dependant on meds though. Any suggestions?

Have you tried NeilMed Sinus Rinse? It consists of a plastic squeeze bottle and packets of salt and baking soda that you mix with distilled water to rinse your nostrils and sinuses. I know it sounds gross, but it does work and it's cheap. The packets of salt and soda make the water similar to your natural "nose juices" so that it's not that uncomfortable to use. Wal-Mart and Walgreens carry it. It's less than $15 for the 50 rinse starter kit, and you just use it once or twice a day. I warm the water for about fifteen seconds in the microwave before I use it and it feels much more comfortable when warmed slightly.  (+ info)

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