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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Briefly, no.: They can't 'explode'. True acute infection can, however, speead to important surrounding areas like the brain, eyes and main blood vessels in the head ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosen
29 years experience Medical Oncology
Nasal steroids: Nasal steroids are generally a good place to start, as the treat all kinds of inflammatory sinus disease(allergic and non-allergic). Antihistamines he ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Face: Sinuses are in you face some in your forehead some around your nose and check They are all connected to the oral cavity for proper drainage they coul ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus blockage: Greetings. The things that lock your sinus drainage pathways could be mucus membrane swelling, polyps, thick mucus, tumors, bacteria, virus or fungal ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
No not really.: i am not sure what you mean by sinus membrane but if mean the lining of your sinus the answer is no it cant.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The sinuses can affect the function of your Eustachian tube, which can cause pressure radiating to your ears. You could try a decongestant to see if ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rowlett
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: Shouldn't, though you could possiblly aspirate nasal sinus drainage, .
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergies: Hello. Yes, allergies often precede sinusitis, can cause ear infections and produce excessive mucus that can cause a sore throat.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Valsalva: Pinch your nose and swallow. This will open your eustachian tube and pinching your nose will force positive pressure into your middle ear as pressure ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: You increase intracranial pressure - you can cause a blood vessel in your brain to rupture. Rather than doing that, try yawning - perhaps repeatedly. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: If your eardrum bursts, the infection will drain out, away from your brain. To get to your brain, the infection would have to eat thru a bone behind t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
No---: But I suppose depending upon how loudly you blow and in what proximity you do it to someone else's ear you could cause them to lose a few hertz in th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Blowing nose: Not unless you blow off your tympanic membrane on one side (which is not very common with blowing nose).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: The sinus rinses mainly just rinse out the nasal cavity. The paranasal sinuses (including the “frontal sinus” in your forehead) connect with the nasal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Unlikely but depends how forcefully you sneeze. Try not to hold your nose when you sneeze. Can sometimes make you dizzy as well
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Especially if they are blocked up and pressure builds.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Sinus infection: Yes, the swelling that occurs with a sinus infection can sometimes make it difficult or impossible to breathe through the nose. Your doctor may recomm ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Spread of infection: To your ears, yes. To your eyes, no.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible....: But highly unlikely.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: See your doctor if you are having problems breathing.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid allergens: Most common reason for Sinus pressure is Allergy to environmental Allergen. Sinus rinse, Steam inhalations with Eucalyptus oil in boiling water will h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
???: For a specialist to answer your question , it has to be a little more clear, can you rephrase it?

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