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Does An Eye Infection Cause Headache
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
Possible extension: A true peri-orbital sinus infection (versus congestion or inflammation) may extend to the orbital region causing a peri-orbital cellulitis. Typically seen with maxillary sinus infections. I would recommend a visit to your provider to be sure it is not an extension of the infection versus secondary effects from the medication you are taking or other more benign side effects. ...Read more
Unlikely: If we are talking about an infant sometimes occasionally pulling on the ears may be symptom. There are "tics" which are usually twitching, eye blinking which if worsens may suggest something more serious(unrelated to the ear infection).This condition should be evaluated by a neurologist. Allergies which can lead to sinusitis can cause nose twitching because of the itchy nose. ...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
Many answers: Pain and swelling can result from tissue injury. Inflammation of the interior eye contetnts will cause pain to light exposure . Pain from a corneal abrasion in obvious. Sweiiling results from blood vessels becoming "leaky" allowing healing cells from the blood stream to get to the damaged tissue to promote healing. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?
It's not easy: You can't always know where the infection started. Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an eye exam: If your suffering from an inflammatory eye condition it should be managed under strict guidance of an eye md. Many conditions cause inflammation but if left untreated they will lead to permanent blindless due to retinal or optic nerve damage (glaucoma). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can something not seen during an eye exam cause severe photophobia in 1 eye? Even the light during an eye exam is intolerable. Tube-shunt? Dry eye?
Photophobia: Yes, and may require a repeat evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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