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Painful sinuses

Also known as Sinus Pain

Painful sinuses is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of painful sinuses are chronic sinusitis, acute sinusitis, and seasonal allergies (hay fever). Other possible causes, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with painful sinuses, 50% report having headache, 47% report having cough, and 42% report having nasal congestion.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with painful sinuses often receive x-ray computed tomography, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations, plastic procedures on nose, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy and diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with painful sinuses include augmentin, mometasone nasal product, guaifenesin (mucinex), pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), moxifloxacin (avelox), cefuroxime, azelastine nasal, clarithromycin, budesonide nasal product, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, robitussin dm, claritin d and triamcinolone nasal product .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for painful sinuses include age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get painful sinuses.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.4x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.3x
Other
0.3x
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