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Are There Sinuses In The Back Of Your Head
Yes: The mastoids are sinuses, just behind your ear. There are also venous sinuses (different) in the back of your head as well, carrying blood. ...Read more
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
I have thickening of maxillary sinuses, I have headaches (mostly in the back of my head) for 13 days. Are they related?
Warm liquid sensation in back of head, sinuses, head issue, anxiety... I'm not sure what to think?
One side of my head hurts. My sinuses also hurt. Pain around my eye, in the back of my head. I can see half of words. What's going on? Feel awful.
Since Aug if bent over or squat down w/head bent fwd I have severe pain in back of my skull, not sinuses. Any idea y? I take metopypryl for high bp.
Pain: Neck muscles pulling on scalp musclesGet a more detailed answer ›
Eye sight degraded, MR venography shows narrowing to full occlusion of transverse and sigmoid sinuses, feeling headache in left back of head?
To the ER: I assume if you had MR venography that shows narrowing to full occlusion you have already saught care. This can be related to a cavernous sinus thrombosis which is severe vision threatening condition. Please make sure you follow all the guidelines set out by your physicians. Good luck ...Read more
Sinuses congested & HA x5 days OTC don't seem to help. Pressure. Behind Rt eye and sharp/pressure pain back of head Rt side. Dr out of office all week?
Why is it every time my sinuses get cloged my ear hurts and when I cough the back of my head hurts? What can I do to alliveate the ear pain/pressure?
Several causes: The ear fullness is either referred from the maxillary sinuses, inflammation of the nasopharynx from the drainage or infection, or swelling of the eustachian tubes. The headache is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). ...Read more
Have you ever heard of primary tuberculosis in sinuses? I have many terrible symptoms that point to TB or something like tb. My symptoms started in my sinuses, now in the back of my neck, back of head, spine, muscles and now starting in my joints. When
It's possible: Tuberculosis can be a systemic disease meaning it may involve more than one system in your body. Lungs are usually primary but it may involve any organ or tissue. Some of your symptoms, if you truly have tb, sound like it may involve the central nervous system, i.e. Brain, spinal cord. Sinus involvement is questionable. My suggestion is get an examination to evaluate the nature of your symptoms. ...Read more
I've been having headaches for a few days around my temples, eyes, and the back of my head. It may be sinuses cause I have a stuffy nose and throat h?
Weird dizziness between eyebrows, around nose and back of neck. Been getting worse. ENT says it's NOT sinuses. What is this?
Dizziness not local: To one body part such as face or neck. You should either ask your ENT to give you an opinion as to what it IS or what you can do about it, since they are supposed to be experts in dizziness as well as sinuses. With your multiple sinus and labyrinthine conditions and nausea, you may need referral to a neurotologist. Also see for ideas great site dizziness-and-balance. Com Good luck! ...Read more
Discomfort of facial sinuses 3-4 days. No temp, not feeling unwell. Pan subsided then 4-5 weeks of thick green phlegm back of throat. None from nose.
Probable sinusitis: U probably have a sinus infection. Left untreated there may be residual inflammation and predisposition to relapses. U ought to be seen by an ENT MD for definitive examination and treatment; if no antibiotics warranted, consider non pharmacological cleansing such as netti pot /saline rinses. ...Read more
I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?
Get in to see a Dr.: Infections are either viral related and/or bacterial in nature. You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam and determine what best course of treatment is right for you. Good luck. ...Read more
I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w
A bit more time..: Not sure whether your main complaint was congestion (inability to breathe through the nose) or facial pain/pressure. I's not uncommon for a true sinusitis to take 3 weeks or even more to clear. Saline nasal rinse is always a good choice but if symptoms persist (or worsen) may be time to see your doctor or an ENT. ...Read more
I'm having a pressure sensation on a small part of the right side of the top of my head. Not painful. My sinuses are backed up, could it be the cause?
Headache: It could be a sinus headache. Try some sudafed and some afrin (oxymetazoline) for only a couple of days. You can get addicted to the afrin (oxymetazoline) if you use it for more than three days. You may have allergies as well. Try an over the counter antihistimine like claritin. Good luck. ...Read more
Had fluid behind ear drum for over a year now its so bad that I have pressure between my ear and sinuses causing right side of my head to hurt?
ENT: You may need a tube placed to help with drainage and pressure. All the best. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Bed rest for 2 months on my back. Had sinuses problems prior. I'm really dizzy headed sitting up. Is this bp, ears, sinuses, brain tumor? Head CT ok
Does swallowing mucus empty your sinuses or back them up? Think I got food stuck there tonight (felt it in my nose) and hope swallowing gets rid of it
Post-nasal drip: Post-nasal drip is the sensation that nasal mucous is dripping down the back of your throat. Inside your nose, mucous is being constantly producted and is swept backward to the throat by microscopic hair cells called cilia. The over-production of mucous can occur due to allergy, irritant sensitivity or sinus infections. An examination by a physician might be needed to separate these possibilities. ...Read more
Had sinus surgery back in February 2015 to relieve blocked sinuses in morning still having nose bleeds and sinuses are still blocked?
Sinus surgery: Better see the surgeon for this problem ...Read more
Light bleeding from sinuses w/ stuffy nose when I sleep. I get very painful headaches that feel like they are right behind my eyes. For about 3 months?
Need to see doc: It sounds like you have a sinus infection and might benefit from antibiotics. Start with an aggressive Normal Saline rinse that you can get over the counter and do it at least 4 times a day and get a nasal steroid spray over the counter 2 sprays once a day, I think it's Nasonex (mometasone) but the pharmacist can tell you which name. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more
Most sinuses behind eyes/cheeks/forehead show up on CT scan as grey or "honeycombed" or with black air pockets. What could it be?
Sinus CT: Greetings, the CT results you are describing sounds like a sinusitis. If multiple sinuses are involved with the grey/ honeycombed/black air pockets, an active infection on top of chronic disease is most likely. Get a copy of the CT and visit your ENT specialist. He/she can review the scan with you and develop a plan of action. Good luck. ...Read more
Have super painful sinuses, yellow goop coming from eyes, dry very persistent coughing, wicked headaches and aching tooth on top back left of mouth?
Sinus Infection: Your pain suggests a maxillary sinusitis, with an associated bacterial conjunctivitis. Please visit an urgent care clinic for a prescription for appropriate antibiotic therapy. X-ray/ct scans may or may not be necessary, but can localize the diagnosis. Please see your doctor, and cut down on your tobacco use, or better yet, quit if you can, to reduce your cancer risk. ...Read more
Have fluid stuck behind eardrum for 3 months & swollen sinuses. My temple and eye hurt now too, what can I do. Ent visit at end of january.
Comgestion: It seems you have seen your primary doctor initially for suggestions. There are other nasal steroids that might help besides nasonex, (mometasone) but sometimes combinations of rx like nasal decongestant sprays, oral decongestants, nasal steroids, mucolytics like guaifenesin, ; oral steroids are necessary to alleviate sinus and eustachian tube congestion. The ENT appt is necessary sooner than later. ...Read more
Hi, I had a strenuous gym session yesterday, and woke up with what feels like a sinus headache, with mild pain behind the sinuses, left eye and upper left cranial area. The headache is mild but can flare up. Feeling also similar to being dehydrated?
If you sweated profusely while exercising you probably are dehydrated and should drink water or a drink like Gatorade.
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Hard, firm, enlarged painless lymph node behind ear for 9 months. ENT wants to do a CT scan of sinuses. What's he looking for?
Lymph node: Lymph nodes in that region are in the lymphatic drainage path of parts of the scalp, posterior neck, and ear, so would not necessarily be enlarged from sinus disease. Your best bet is to ask the ENT, maybe they are looking for something else. A sinus CT would not be adequate to evaluate for neck adenopathy ...Read more
What would be suitable to eat with mouth ulcers, they are all in my mouth in the back at my throat. Also it feels like in my sinuses.?
Bland diet: There are no foods that are contraindicated. However you want to eat foods which don't increase the pain. Avoid citrus fruits and vegetables. Avoid vinegar and spices. If the pain is severe ask your doctor to prescride viscous xylocaone or one of several other numbing agents. The ulcers should heal in 7 to 14 days. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a CT scan of sinuses and found a legion behind my left ear displacing my carotid artery. Caused sever pain in left ear and jaw what caused it?
Skull base lesion: Without reviewing the scan, it is impossible to offer any differential diagnosis. It is also very likely that this may be an incidental finding, unrelated to your symptoms. The best source of information regarding the findings on the scan is the doctor who prescribed the scan. You will need an ENT consult. ...Read more
Any concern for the roof of my mouth sore? Its been 4 days, now a hard small bump in the back. Thought maybe from sinuses and sore throat I've had.
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
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