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Swollen cheek bone, greenish mucus on cough. SINUS INFECTION?

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Why would my right cheek bone be swollen? I blew my nose this morning & there was greenish mucus. Is that a sinus infection? I think it may be a chronic sinus infection. I say that because my cheek bone seems to swollen a lot of the time. There has been a little ache/pain.
I had a worse issue last year or so with a really bad painful sinus infection to where I went to the dentist thinking it was a tooth infection.
I'm taking singular for allergies. Also, will Flonase help clear this mess up?

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Yes, a swelling in the cheek bone with greenish mucus is indicative of a sinus infection- chronic sinusitis. You need to get a CT PNS done to rule out mucocele or retention cyst in the maxillary sinus. It can't be treated medically, presents with a swelling, and needs surgical intervention.
Flomase will hlp, however, a mucocele won't resolve with only Flomase.
So please get a CT PNS and get back to me, I will advise you further,
REgards.


Patient replied :

What is a CT PNS?


I am sorry I did not write the expansion in the first place itself.
It is CT SCAN of the para nasal sinuses.
If you can't get the scan done now, I will advise you a course of Cap. Augmentin 625 mg twice daily for 7 days. It is a combination of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid ) and works well in sinus infections.
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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