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Treatment of Tonsils (Tonsillitis)
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Doctor I have sometimes blocked nose during winter season which last for more than a week. Is this normal or should I consult a doctor?
My side teeth is paining. Do not knw why. Nothing is wrong there. Due to that my ear is also paining a bit.
I have problem related to throat infection which is allergic and it comes repeatedly at some interval of time, what medicine you can suggests me to avoid allergic throat infection?
I am 24 years old male and I am having burning like sensation on my throat. What can be the problem?
I am 33 years old I am suffering from sinus and every day morning I am sneezing 30 times and continually running nose it's not stopping. Some time my head is over waited. So Pls help me to out.
I am 19 years old, I am suffering with fully ear problem, its very painful to me, so please tell me what to do?
I am 58 yrs male frequently getting episode of guideness associated with vomiting, palpatation in the heart beat. Diagnosed for vertigo and put on verting 24mg twice daily.
Hi doctor .I have very big nose. The nostrils and nose bone is big. Is rhinoplasty possible and how much time is required for rhinoplasty and what are the side effects. Best hospitals for rhinoplasty in India ?and what is the cost of rhinoplasty ?please answer my query doctor. Thank you.
I have cold sinus. From past 3 years & my nose watery everyday. What can I do. Always my runny nose problem.
I am 47 years old. I have sinus since 6 months. I have also undergone surgery 2 months ago, but I didn't find any cure. Again I consulted ent doc. While endoscopy, he said there is no issue. But my nose is always blocked. I feel very sophisticated. What should I do, please help me!
I am a 18 years old lad suffering from cold and throat pain fro early morning today, I gurgeled several time and took crocin tablet. Bt its paining in my neck till now.
I am a 27 yrs old male suffering from a nasal infection which is caused after I had a noise surgery in which the noise is implanted which was damaged due to a road traffic accident. I know a lots need to be discussed in my case so I just want a way to get in touch with the right person who can guide me with all the complication that I am suffering.
Two balls are develop inside the left and right side of throat so what are the precaution be need to remove them?
Hi, I am 29 years old male, getting severe headache in left side of the brain. Consulted general physician, he told that there is an infection in the left ear that's why you are getting headache, but I don't have any pain in the ear. So please suggest me what I should in this case. Thanks and Regards Praveen.
Hi, dear all. This is naresh from vizag, aged about 26 years. Previously I was operated by doctors on sinusitis with septum case. But I didn't get back my smelling sense. So please tell me what I have to do now. I'm fully suffering with this problem. Please suggest to get some best solution for this.
The answer is unfortunately. Yes!
Meningitis, sometimes referred as spinal meningitis, is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Usually caused by a viral infection, but it can also be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection.
Among pediatric patients admitted for treatment of sinusitis, 3.2% were found to have an intracranial complication. Infection of the sphenoid sinuses, however, merits concern. These thin-walled sinuses develop late in childhood, and their deep location places them adjacent to the dura mater and other critical structures.
Sphenoid sinusitis is identified in approximately 3% of cases of acute sinusitis, typically in the context of pansinusitis. Significant development of the sphenoid sinuses does not begin until age 4 to 6 years, thus, sphenoid sinusitis is restricted.
Viral infection causes most cases of spinal meningitis. Viral meningitis is usually mild and heals without treatment. Bacterial meningitis is more severe and requires treatment with antibiotics. Streptococcus pneumoniae and neisseria meningitidis are strains of bacteria that cause pneumococcus and meningococcus meningitis respectively.
It can be life threatening condition owing to its proximity to brain and spinal cord and infective media is the fluid surrounding them.
• Lumbur puncture – csf examination (cell count, glucose, proteins) and culture
• Blood culture
• Chest x ray
• CT scan of head and nose – pns
• MRI brain
Symptom checker in meningitis secondary to sinusitis:
• Fever (92%)
• Headache (85%)
• Nausea, vomiting (62%)
• Altered consciousness (31%)
• Seizure (31%)
• Hemiparesis (23%)
• Visual disturbance (23%)
• Meningismus (23%)
Conclusion and quick pearls:
• Complications that are less common with antibiotics
• Orbital (cellulitis, abscess)
• Intracranial (subdural empyema, thrombosis of cavernous sinus)
• Bony osteomyelitis.
• Can result in drastic sequelae
• Drain abscess and open involved sinuses
• Ent surgical involvement – functional endoscopic sinus surgery
- Usually amenable with medical treatment
- Drain sinuses if no improvement after 48 hours
• Ophthalmology check up
• Neurosurgery intervention
A low index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment of sphenoid sinusitis, orbital complications and prevention of intracranial complications including meningitis.