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Can Sinus Infection Cause Fainting
Stress can trigger: A seizure in susceptible individuals. Those seizure patients that comply with their treatment routine & have good medicine levels should be able to tolerate most simple stresses like a fever or a sinus infection. Breakthrough during a simple infection calls for a revision in the treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Yes, depends where.: Any infection of the middle ear or inner ear can cause dizziness. (location is key... A minor superficial toe infection might not cause dizziness). A systemic serious infection can cause dizziness by fever, or toxins, or metabolic changes... Or worst yet, meningitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A viral infection can affect the body in many ways. When you have flu symptoms you feel weak and ache and get dizzy. This is caused by the body's reaction. Inflammation of the ear can make you dizzy, and inflammation of the brain can make you dizzy. Best to have a thorough examination to be sure a more serious process is not taking place. ...Read more
It could: Any inflammation in the facial area can trigger a migraine. There is a large nerve called the trigeminal nerve which is responsible for the pain. Ocular migraines are likely a variant of this. However, if you are having eye symptoms, do not assume they are related to your teeth or sinuses - get it checked! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sinusitis : Certain viral and Bacterial infections can cause systemic illness that may attack multiple organ systems including gastrointestinal and respiratory. The key is to stay well hydrated, however if you also taking antibiotics for sinusitis, then your diarrheal illness maybe induced by antibiotics. Then, probiotics and yogurt products may help. ...Read more
Yes: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Feels like pressure: A sinus infection will put pressure on the lining of the sinus. The tissue that lines the sinus has a lot of nerve endings and when aggravated they make you feel like there is a lot of pressure in your head but there is only pressure on the nerve endings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fainting.: Usually not. If a person faints, he or she should be taken to the doctor. ...Read more
Have sinus infection. Experiencing loss of smell and taste. Is this common? What causes this & how long should I expect this?
I keep reading that it's rare for sinus infection to cause meningitis, but it happened to me. If it's so rare, how did it happen?
Rare: Rare conditions mean that they occur, just in a very small amount of patients. ...Read more
Lots of things: Anything that clogs the nose can block the sinuses. Common causes of nasal swelling include upper respiratory tract infections (colds) and allergies. Once the sinuses cannot drain, bacteria can accumulate in the sinuses and increase in large enough numbers to cause the symptoms of infection. The bacteria can come from various sources, including the nasopharyx and the adenoids that reside there. ...Read more
Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely: Sinuses suround the eye socket. Infection or allergic symptoms can translate to tear film inconsistency resulting in visual blur. Fogginess is secondary to sinus congestion which impeeds lymphatic flow. Headaches can result. Decrease or better yet refrain from smoke environments. Humidifiers help. Good luck! ...Read more
Not always infection: Chronic sinusitis is symptoms persisting for three or more months. Symptoms are congestion, drainage, facial discomfort, reduced smell. Causes are bacterial, allergic, nonallergic inflammation, structural, dental, medication side effects, environmental, and from a systemic disorder. There is not an easy answer. Suggest ENT evaluation. ...Read more
Sinus Infections: Sinus infections may have multiple contributing factors in many patients. These include allergy, deviated septums, nasal polyps, under-treated previous infections, hypothyroidism, gerd, warts, tumors, viruses, etc. Ent sub-specialists often are often best qualified to sort all this out and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more
Everytime, i bend my head down it hurts. The pain is in the base of my head. Could this be caused by sinus infection?
The location of: The pain is not characteristic of pain from sinus infection. ...Read more
Laying in bed, my 8 month old son kicked me in the side of the head. It hurt shorty. Should i be worried? Have to real hard blow to cause serious problems? Went to dr yesterday, have sinus infection.
Yes, but: Infected sinus could cause top back teeth to become symptomatic. Put your head between your legs, if pain gets worse may be sinus problem. Could be both at same time. Go to your dentist for exam with x-rays and also see your physician to evaluate sinuses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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