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can a sinus infection cause facial numbness

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collins
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Potentially: Swelling within the sinus could potentially impact the infraorbital nerve, causing numbness in the cheek area. If it persisted after treatment of the ... Read More
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Dr. Eyas Othman
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: Sinus infection usually causes facial pain an discomfort , nevertheless other sinus disease can cause facial numbness، thus recommend evaluation by ot ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Higgins
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not always normal: Numbness of the face with a sinus infection may indicate something of greater concern as it means the infraorbital (under the eye) nerve is affected ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Could be: I have seen folks with these symptoms related to sinusitis. Rule out dental pathology and see a pcp to evaluate your r sinus. Sometimes they are tough ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Examination: If your face is puffy, you should see the doctor for an examination. If you have tenderness (hurts when you tap your cheek bone) or fever with this, y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Related: I would think this is related to the sinus infection, not a new cavity. Usually cavities do not give numbness sensations, rather pain.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Levin
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Blurred vision: Blurred vision can be due to any number of things. If you woke up with blurry vision, it's possible your eye was open during the night and it is now ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Talk to your doctor : or the on-call doctor in the AM before your next dose to ask if a change in antibiotics is needed. Four days of antibiotics is insufficient to treat s ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Pain/headache: In addition ER Doc's suggestions, consider also TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsey. You may want to see a Dental specialist in Oral Medicine.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sinus Pressure: It is not uncommon for sinus pressure to affect nerves that innervate the maxillary teeth and soft tissues. If this issue started with the infection a ... Read More
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