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Sinus Symptoms and Causes

Sinusitis means your Sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your Sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the Sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of Sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute Sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic Sinusitis.

Symptoms of Sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses Sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Mucinex Side Effects

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Recent Reviews

I took Mucinex DM 1200mg once at 10:30 pm and again at 10:30 am. By noon I wasnt functional at all, I had severe loss of focus, my eyes were dilated, and I was really slow, on top of the usual side effects of being jittery and nauseous. Since

I am having a horrible experience with this drug (Mucinex DM). Certainly it 'loosens mucous' in my bronchial tubes, but it then seems to pump fluids into my lungs at an alarming rate, and I must force agressive

I took mucinex dm maximum strength last night around 2:30 am because i couldn't stop coughing and it the cough wasn't letting me go to sleep..someone from the pharmacy at walgreens recommended it..anyways around 6:30 am i started

<span style='color: #808080;'>I would like to share my experience with anyone that can read this.I have Fibromyalgia.I use guaifenesin to expell all the calcium phosphates from my body.I have been taking it over 6 years.Mucinex pretty much has

I started taking MuccinexD yesterday. I didnt know if it was just me being sick or if it was the medicine until I called the on call doctor. I got bad diarreah, and everytime I got up I felt dizzy and almost outside myself. It

Liquid Poop... took just ONE pill at 1:00pm and on the toilet 4 times already and it has only been 2 hours since i took it... i sure hope this goes away. Well i know the bottle is cause I'm not taking it again. It's fu

<strong>I have COPD/emphysema... and a few months ago I used Mucinex to try and help clear me up but, I didn't know at that time..it only made it worse. I was taken to ER. Just last week I started having trouble breathing and coughin up the gar

1st time taking Musinex DM. On a red eye flight. Worst experience ever. About 2 hrs. of taking this Musinex DM I woke up with tingling all over my body, sweating profusely, nausa, and can't think clean.. It lasted around 9 hours. I prayed for this da

38 yr old female within a few hours after taking mucinex d i began feeling frusterated, impatient,aggitated, short tempered, and felt overall not myself. i had to put my 1 and 3 year olds to bed early to avoid them dealing with m

42 y.o. female, no medical hx. of urinary incontinence until the use of Mucinex D 1200mg po bid. Resolved after med. being discontinued.

Put on 2.5 mg of norvasc 25 mg. of tenormin. Having selling in face Idon&lt;t know if it is reaction of the norvasc or my tet or sinus problem.

<strong>My son who is 6 years old, had finished a whole round of a different antibiotic for sinus infection- he is up to 25 days of coughing. 4 days ago he was prescribed Biaxin. He has been vomiting -both ends - diarrhea- with severe rash all

10/10/11 Administered first Infliximab 14/10/11 had a venous sinus thrombosis.

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A doctor I saw at a clinic prescribed Avamys along with Amoxcillan to me for a sinus infection. Everywhere I have looked on the web Avamys is only used for allergies. Is there a reason that I was told to use it for a sinus infecti

About half an hour after taking Crestor I get a bad dose of reflux...which I have under control with medication.....but oh boy is it giving me a hard time. Dull aches around knee joints wake me during the night. Sinus is bad again too!

After 2 months of headaches, sinus pressure, and fatigue, I'm calling it quits! SOOOO disappointed!

After 4-14 day rounds to treat severe sinus infection prior to surgery due to a compromized immune system (due to RA & Remicaide) I experienced joint pain & swelling of hips. Am treating symtoms with 30 min BID of H-Wave and PT in the pool an

After taking Mucinex I experienced a severe sinusheadache that nearly had me in tears. I took 2 tabs at about 6PM and was in bed about 2hours later because i couln't stand the pain of the headache. I had a diffcult time getting to sleep and

After taking two doses of Zicam rapidmelt, I had this horrible taste in my mouth, food tasted horrible. After the second dose in the morning I developed a severe headache that started in my sinus (so I thought it was part of the cold) but then it mov

Sinus Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Sinusitis in Children and the Nasopharyngeal Microbiome
Condition: Sinusitis
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Incidence of acute bacterial Sinusitis in children 49 to 84 months of age (which is the peak age incidence of Sinusitis) as a complication of an antecedent viral URI.;   Define relationships between the nasopharyngeal microbiome, viral illnesses, and progression to clinical Sinusitis.
2 Recruiting Efficacy of Azithromycin Prophylaxis in Preventing Recurrent Acute Sinusitis in Children
Condition: Sinusitis
Interventions: Drug: placebo;   Drug: azithromycin
Outcome Measure: frequence of acute Sinusitis during 12 mouths of study period
3 Not yet recruiting Pulmozyme in Cystic Fibrosis With Sinusitis
Conditions: Sinusitis;   Cystic Fibrosis
Interventions: Drug: Pulmozyme single use ampule;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: 1. To assess changes in quality of life of patients with Cystic Fibrosis while on DNASE as compared to placebo.
4 Not yet recruiting Association of Periostin Levels and Chronic Sinusitis
Conditions: Sinusitis;   Nasal Polyps
Intervention: Other: Blood draw
Outcome Measure: Difference in circulating serum periostin levels pre and post sinus surgery
5 Recruiting Short (5 Days) Versus Long (14 Days) Duration of Antimicrobial Therapy for Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children
Condition: Sinusitis
Interventions: Drug: Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Comparison of short course to long course antimicrobials.
6 Recruiting Genetic Factors in Chronic Sinusitis
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis
Intervention:
Outcome Measure: Association of genetic variation with CRS disease status
7 Recruiting Development and Validation of a NIRS-based Sinusitis Screening
Condition: Sinusitis
Intervention: Device: Optical imaging NIR
Outcome Measure: Optical imaging NIR tool to assess of Sinusitis
8 Recruiting Xylitol Versus Saline in Chronic Sinusitis
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis
Interventions: Drug: Xylitol;   Drug: Saline
Outcome Measures: SNOT-20;   antibiotic use
9 Unknown  The Clinical Efficacy of Topical Nasal Pomegranate Fruit Extract for Patients With Chronic RhinoSinusitis
Conditions: Rhinitis;   Sinusitis;   Nasal Polyps
Intervention:
Outcome Measure:
10 Recruiting Vitamin D for Chronic Sinusitis
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: vitamin D placebo;   Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D
Outcome Measures: score on the Sinonasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22);   Quality of life as measured by SF-36
11 Recruiting Effects of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis on Asthma Control
Conditions: Asthma;   Chronic Sinusitis
Interventions: Procedure: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery;   Other: medical therapy
Outcome Measure: Asthma Control Score
12 Recruiting Study Evaluating the Safety of Intranasal Administration of 400 μg of Fluticasone Propionate Twice a Day (BID) Using a Novel Bi-Directional Device in Subjects With Chronic Sinusitis With or Without Nasal Polyps
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis With or Without Nasal Polyps
Intervention: Drug: Fluticasone Propionate
Outcome Measure: Summary of Safety Evaluations
13 Recruiting Study Evaluating the Safety of Intranasal Administration of 400 μg of Fluticasone Propionate Twice a Day (BID) Using a Novel Bi-Directional Device in Subjects With Chronic Sinusitis With or Without Nasal Polyps
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis With or Without Nasal Polyps
Intervention: Drug: Fluticasone Propionate
Outcome Measure: Summary of Safety Data
14 Recruiting An Evaluation of Dupilumab in Patients With Nasal Polyposis And Chronic Symptoms Of Sinusitis
Condition: Nasal Polyps
Interventions: Drug: dupilumab SAR231893 (REGN668);   Other: placebo;   Drug: mometasone furoate nasal spray
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in endoscopic Nasal Polyp Score (NPS);   Change from baseline in NPS in sub-group of co-morbid asthma;   Change from baseline in patient reported symptoms of Sinusitis;   Change from baseline in nasal peak inspiratory flow;   Change from baseline in smell test;   Change from baseline in CT scan;   Time to first response in NPS
15 Unknown  Nasal Packing as a Drug Delivery System Postoperatively in Chronic Sinusitis With Polyposis
Conditions: Chronic;   Sinusitis;   Polyposis
Intervention: Drug: pulmicort
Outcome Measures: olfaction;   Sinonasal health;   Olfaction
16 Recruiting Clinical Study to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Sinusitis
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis
Intervention:
Outcome Measure:
17 Recruiting Comparison of Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office Versus Medical Management for Recurrent Acute Sinusitis Patients (CABERNET)
Condition: Recurrent Acute RhinoSinusitis
Interventions: Device: balloon sinus dilation;   Other: medical therapy
Outcome Measures: Change in disease-specific patient-reported quality of life (QOL);   Change in disease-specific patient-reported quality of life;   Change in disease-specific and general health-related quality of life;   Change in disease-specific medication usage;   Missed days work/school and medical care visits due to Sinusitis;   Number of sinus infections;   Number of subjects electing procedure (cross-over);   Post-procedure return to normal activity (RTNA)
18 Recruiting Chronic RhinoSinusitis With or Without Nasal Polyps Steroid Study
Conditions: Chronic Sinusitis;   RhinoSinusitis;   Nasal Polyps
Intervention: Drug: Prednisone
Outcome Measure: Alterations of inflammatory cells, levels of key antibodies and cytokines, and expression of key epithelial genes
19 Unknown  Efficacy and Complication of Gentamicin Nasal Irrigation in Chronic RhinoSinusitis
Condition: Chronic Sinusitis
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Frequency of Sinusitis;   Complications of gentamicin nasal irrigation usage;   Frequency of antibiotic usage
20 Recruiting Duration of Antibiotic Therapy as Part of Maximal Medical Therapy for Chronic RhinoSinusitis
Condition: Sinusitis
Interventions: Drug: Doxycycline;   Drug: Azithromycin;   Drug: Augmentin
Outcome Measures: Number of patients recommended for sinus surgery after 3 weeks of antibiotic therapy;   Number of patients recommended for sinus surgery after 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy;   Change in Quality of Life after 3 weeks of antibiotics;   Change in Quality of Life after 6 weeks of antibiotics;   Change in Nasal endoscopy scores after 3 weeks of antibiotics;   Change in Nasal Endoscopy Score following 6 weeks of antibiotics;   Change in CT Score after 3 weeks of antibiotics;   Change in CT Score after 6 weeks of antibiotics;   Number of patients with antibiotic side effects after a 3 week course of antibiotics;   Number of subjects with antibiotic side effects after a 6 week course of antibiotics