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I am suffering from cough from last week and my chest is paining alot. Generally I smoke. Would you suggest me what to do for this.
I have cough from last 5days and have developed headache from yesterday. What could be the possible causes?
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.
For about 1-2years i'm facing this problem, that is, tonsillitis. They are always red and have white spots on them which hurts a lot. Sometimes my ears also hurts. None of the doctors treated it right as after the medication everything is same as before. I tried homeopathy, naturopathy, aayurvedic, anti-biotics and all that i could but none of them seem to work. I am singer and because of this i'm unable to sing, my age is 16.
I have dry cough. Caused by irritation or inflammation in the throat and chest. What is immediate solution?
I have been suffering from dry cough since last two months. No medicine is working of it. What can I do?
Tonsil baar baar badh jate hain. Aavaj kabhi bhari to kabhi patli ho jati hai. Gala dard bhi hai. Koi upaye bataiye.
do you know what is COPD ?
It is a 4th leading cause of death and very soon it will be a 3rd leading cause of death worldwide.
Are we aware of it?
1.Do you smoke for many years ?
2.Are you working in a polluted environment ?
3.Having cough,breathlessness, chest discomfort?
you may have COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
It is a preventable as well as treatable and progressive disease
Causes high morbidity and mortality worldwide.
I feel it is more dangerous than cancer it term of morbidity and mortality.
what to do?
First Stop smoking!
consult your doctor if you have symptoms!
Do Pulmonary function test and diagnose COPD!
Very potent inhaled drugs are available now!
you can control your symptoms with the drugs and live a quality life!!!
Stop smoking !!! start living!!!
Meri age 21 years h. Mujhe har mosam me khasi aur nose blocking problems hoti hai sath me halka bukhar bhi.
I am having problem of Osteoma in Frontal Sinus and Ethemoid Sinus recess.My Homeopath Doctor has prescribed R34 medicine. Is it sufficient or need any supplement medicine.
I am coughing for last 2 days on a continuous note. What should I do as its giving me pain in my chest.
My gf age 29 has lucoria (white water comes out) and asthma. We love each other and going to be physically attached (sex) soon without condom. But my problem/que. Is:- Will it be safe? Bcoz sum1 is saying. Bcoz of lucoria and asthma, after sex with her, i'll also be in these types of disease. In short, I wanna ask asthma and lucoria both diseases don't spread through sex? Can I go with sex without condom? asthma and lucoria will not affect me, if I sex with her without condom? please plz reply ASAP in detail.
I am 24 years old male and I am suffering from throat irritation and cough very frequently. What should I do?
The inflammatory condition of your sinuses (marked by inflammation of your nasal cavities) caused due to viral, bacterial or fungal infection; any autoimmune disorders or allergic reaction is known as sinusitis. This condition is also referred to as 'rhinosinusitis' as nose inflammation occurs. Sinusitis can be either acute, sub-acute or chronic in nature. Acute sinusitis is generally caused due to the common cold and lasts not more than four weeks. Sub-acute sinusitis is more prolonged in nature and lasts for about eight weeks. Chronic sinusitis is more severe in nature and can last for up to twelve weeks or even more.
The most common symptoms of sinusitis are as follows:
- Severe headache
- Nose blockage
- Release of yellowish green fluids from your nose.
- Difficulty in breathing
- Painful sensation in your eyes, ears and forehead.
- Post nasal discharge
- Frequent cough
- A sore throat
- Body fatigue
- Neck stiffness
- Tastelessness and anosmia (loss of smell)
The treatment methods available for sinusitis are as follows:
- Intake of painkillers like paracetamol can give you temporary relief from your aches. But consuming too much of these can cause side effects such as loss of appetite and drowsiness.
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking about 2 to 3 liters of water every day and take proper rest.
- Steam inhalation can give you relief from nasal congestion.
- Using nasal sprays like Oxymetazoline can also give you temporary relief.
- Your doctor may advise you antibiotics like Amoxicillin in your sinusitis is chronic in nature.
- Immunotherapy helps to treat sinusitis if your sinusitis is caused due to allergic reactions.
- Your doctor may also recommend an endoscopic surgery of the sinus if your condition is found to be very severe.