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can a sinus infection cause visual disturbances

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No...: It will be a different issue.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
New visual changes: w infection - please seek medical evaluation.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Higgins
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, but...: A sinus infection can certainly cause throbbing of the head; however, many headache problems (including migraine) can also cause this symptom.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Unlikely : Unless the sinus infection becomes invasive and affects the vessels or erodes the skull, it cannot cause stroke. The chances of a sinus infection bec ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Most sinus infections are caused by bacteria, they are usually limited to the sinuses but sometimes can spread and cause meningitis. Some rare cases a ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Very unlikely.: However, if the sinus infection is not properly treated and invades the base of the brain, it can cause the cavernous sinus (veins) to clot, which can ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sinusitis can inflame the nasal lining so air movement through the nose is irritating. It can also inflame the lungs causing asthma like symptoms suc ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Higgins
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes but headaches: can have other causes, such migraines and even severe problems, such as brain tumors or brain bleeds. Other symptoms of sinus infections include nasal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It can: The olfactory (smell) nerve fibers are located in the upper nose in a small area. Swelling from infection can block the smell molecules from getting ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: No sinusitisis is unlikey to cause arm pain.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sx's: With an upper respiratory infection - more than one area can be affected. I would seek prompt medical attention if you are having trouble breathing. T ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and an ... Read More

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