Users' questions

Can your menstrual cycle affect your sinuses?

Can your menstrual cycle affect your sinuses?

Hormones – Pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, hypothyroidism and oral contraceptive use may trigger a nonallergic sinusitis reaction.

At what age are the sinuses fully developed?

The paranasal sinuses develop and enlarge after birth; ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses may not be of significant size until age 3-7 years. The frontal sinuses are the last to develop and may not be of significant size until adolescence.

When does a sinus infection become chronic sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis occurs when the spaces inside your nose and head (sinuses) are swollen and inflamed for three months or longer, despite treatment.

Why do I with my montly cycle get a bad sinus cold?

I have for the last 8 months that I have been tracking get a sinus infection/cold with my monthly menstrual cycle. My cycle is very regular and only lasts about 5 days. About 2-3 days before the flow starts I get headaches, fevers, shakes, coughing, post nasal drip and just plain dizzy.

When do I get sinus headaches before my period?

I been trying to find answers as to why I get these wonder sinus migraines 1 – 2 weeks before my period. Mine can last anywhere from 3 days to 6 days. I don’t get the drainage, but I do get neck pain along witht he pain under my eyes. The strange thing for me is that when I get these headaches, I always have hunger pains along with them.

When to know if your child has a sinus infection?

Your child may have a sinus infection if they have the following symptoms: a cold that lasts over 7 days with fever swelling around eyes thick, colored drainage from the nose post-nasal drip, which can cause bad breath, coughing, nausea, or vomiting headaches earaches

How long does it take for chronic sinusitis to develop?

Acute sinusitis lasts up to four weeks. When symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks, you may have chronic sinusitis. But some cases of chronic sinusitis can develop subtly, without a preceding viral infection. In chronic sinusitis, the lining of sinus cavities, called mucosa, becomes inflamed and swollen.

How to tell if you have a sinus infection before your period?

For about the past year about 1 week to a few days before and while I have my period I am seemingly out of commission due to an insanely intense sinus infection. It always just hits about overnight without warning. I get a horribly sore throat, fatigue, weakness–like I had just worked out, loss of voice, sinus pain and other symptoms.

How long does a sinus infection last from a cold?

This kind of acute viral sinusitis usually lasts seven to 10 days. In rare instances, you may get a bacterial infection as a result of a cold, resulting in acute bacterial sinusitis. If that happens, cold symptoms get worse after seven to 10 days.

When does the worst of the sinus infection hit?

The worst of the sinus infection hits the day the flood gates open. Each month it is basically the same symptoms but this month they are more severe. I have on several occasions asked my doctor why this keeps happening. He says there is no way there is any relationship between the sinus infection and the cycle.