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Sinus Condition creating Multiple Symptoms

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Over a year ago I came down with the most severe cold I have ever had. Since that time, I have developed a troublesome sinus condition. I have a clear, profuse nasal discharge, and I sneeze constantly. I have been controlling these symptoms with over-the-counter sinus medication. Lately I have also developed ringing in my ears and dizziness. It doesn't seem as though this is an infection because the nasal discharge is clear, watery, and easily controlled with store-brand sinus medication. Occasionally I will also detect a vague headache which I believe is sinus-related because it is over my eyes and in my temples.


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replied July 26th, 2006
Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders Answer A1243
Chronic sinusitis can cause most of the symptoms you’ve mentioned. Nasal discharge and a frontal headache are typical during sinus inflammation. I’m not sure that “ringing in the ears” is caused by a sinus inflammation, so you can consult an ENT-specialist about that. Clear, watery discharge is typical for viral infections or allergies, or both. You might consider to take an X-ray of the para-nasal sinuses as a diagnostic tool.
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