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Band of pressure around eyes. Is that just headache or a sign of sinus infection?

Band of pressure around eyes. Is that just headache or a sign of sinus infection?

Yes Could be either: Because the nasal sinuses surround the boney orbit that form the eye "socket" a sinus infection can cause tremendous pressure that may manifest this way. Other eye conditions such as glaucoma may also present initially as a band of pressure around the eyes or above the eye brow. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist and then an ENT doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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Been having bad headaches for 2 mths with pain radiating from ear to ear,front,top & back of head. Eyes hurt,irritated. Is this a sinus infection?

Been having bad headaches for 2 mths with pain radiating from ear to ear,front,top & back of head. Eyes hurt,irritated. Is this a sinus infection?

Can be sinus infecti: Eye irritation can be from drying out of tear film or sinus infection (pressure around eye or bacteria/virus backflowing into tear film). See eyeMD to see cause. ...Read more

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Wondering if my cold has turned into a sinus infection. I have a terrible headache I can not shake in the front of my head around my eyes. ?

Wondering if my cold has turned into a sinus infection. I have a terrible headache I can not shake in the front of my head around my eyes. ?

Sinus pressure: It sounds a lot like sinus pressure from the viral infection. It usually takes at least 10 days before a bacterial complication can be diagnosed. Try OTC Afrin (oxymetazoline) but be careful to STOP it after 3 days to avoid getting "hooked" or rebound congestion. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause the worse headache i have ever had all day and dry eyes also ears pop when i move jaw?

Can a sinus infection cause the worse headache i have ever had all day and dry eyes also ears pop when i move jaw?

Not likely.: If this truly is the "worst headache you've ever had" you should go to the ER to make sure it isn't serious. Sinus infections usually cause facial pressure with nasal congestion, not pain. Common causes of these symptoms include TMJ (jaw joint) problems and migraine, with the dry eyes not likely to be related. ...Read more

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Went to doctor with sinus infection and got amoxicillin. Did not help in still have bad headache in bridge of nose and behind my eyes. Any advice?

Went to doctor with sinus infection and got amoxicillin. Did not help in still have bad headache in bridge of nose and behind my eyes. Any advice?

Try again: Once doesn't always do it for sinusitis. May have a resistant organism and thus need a different antibiotic. May have problems with structure of nose and face and may need other treatment such as surgery. You may not even have a sinus infection? Get re-examined by pcp or by ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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