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Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Would a sinus infection cause nosebleeds? I get dizzy throughout day and a nosebleed in afternoon for 5 days now, what do I do?

You: Probably will not bleed enough from a sinus infection to cause light headiness. With sinuses, sometimes balance mechanism in inner ear get involved. Blood also comes from broken capillaries in your nasal passages. Recommend see ENT if bleeding persist. ...Read more

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They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?

They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?

Yes: With a sinonasal infection, the mucous membrane of the nose and sinuses is inflamed. It is extremely common to have bloody discharge or even some heavier nosebleeds. Treat the sinus infection as directed by your doctor, but don't forget increased oral fluids and nasal saline irrigations to flush out the nose and sinuses. ...Read more

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It feels like I may have or have had a sinus infection. Will this potentially impact my asthma? Could this be why I'm having almost daily nosebleeds?

It feels like I may have or have had a sinus infection. Will this potentially impact my asthma? Could this be why I'm having almost daily nosebleeds?

Rhino=sinusitis does: Nose bleeds by themselves do not necessarily affect asthma. Nose bleeds may also be the result of hypertension. However, nasal allergy and sinusitis have a significant effect on the severity of asthma. You are on no nasal medication. See an allergist and/or ear nose and throat specialist asap. In the meantime use nasal saline spray and a lubricant such as rhinaris, nasogel, or ocean gel. ...Read more

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Are nosebleeds common when you have a sinus infection?

Are nosebleeds common when you have a sinus infection?

Yes: Anything that irritates your nasal membranes or causes excess dryness can cause nosebleeds. Colds, sinus infections, allergies, cold dry air, nasal polyps, and sniffing or inhaling irritating substances into the nose can all cause nose bleeds. Very high blood pressure can also cause nosebleeds. So can a low platelet count or other blood clotting problem. ...Read more

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I had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. Could anything else be happening?

I had about 6 nosebleeds from February to now & I went to the emergency room & they said I have a sinus infection. Could anything else be happening?

Not likely: Dry air in winter often contributes to nose bleeds. If the problem persists, you should see an ENT specialist who may cauterize the area the usually bleeds. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause a foul smell in one side of the nose?

Sinus infection: Yes it can. You may try saline lovage for nasal toile ting. As your infection resolves, the odor will diminish as well. ...Read more

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I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose. Does this mean that I have herpes? I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

I have what I assume to be a cold sore next to my nose. Does this mean that I have herpes? I have a sinus infection right now, could that have caused it

Cold Sore: I think it best to go to your doctor and have him/her check this out. If it is a cold sore, there is medication you can take. If it is a bacterial infection, you may need antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause weird noises from nose while awake and whooshing sound in right ear when I bend over? I take steam sometimes and not on meds

Can sinus infection cause weird noises from nose while awake and whooshing sound in right ear when I bend over? I take steam sometimes and not on meds

Yes and yes: Congestion of nasal passages can cause noises like wheezes. If you have congestion that affects your ears that too may also cause unusual sounds especially when you change position of your head. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose?

Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose?

Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick mucous, your smell receptors in the nose don't work as well; and (2) if bacteria are present along with purulent drainage, the germs in this carry their own rather unpleasant odor. Sinus infections can also be a cause of bad breath. ...Read more

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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

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Can blowing your nose hard cause a sinus infection?

Can blowing your nose hard cause a sinus infection?

Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more

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Recent sinus infection caused blood in the nose and phlegm. Was prescribed doxycycline blood stopped but then reappeared. Do I need more meds?

Recent sinus infection caused blood in the nose and phlegm. Was prescribed doxycycline blood stopped but then reappeared. Do I need more meds?

Bloody nose: The blood is due to the erosion of small blood vessels in your nose because if the mucus. It may be dry in your house so using a humidifer or vaporizer can be helpful. Also purchase saline gel and moisturize your nostrils with the gel several times a day ...Read more

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What can be done about a sinus infection this infection of the sinus has spreed and cause's lack of sleep due to the fact of not being able to breath out of the nose and only threw the mouth. And the head aches weakness to light

Sinusitis: Infection of the sinuses causes congestion, facial pain, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, fever. It is commonly caused by bacteria and viruses, less commonly due to fungus. Treatment is usually related to a decongestant, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic (if cause is bacterial). Sinus irrigation is also helpful to rid the sinuses of thick mucous. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus headache and nose bleed what is the cause?

I have a bad sinus headache and nose bleed what is the cause?

Headache: The sx of headache and nose bleeds probably sinus infection. I am concerned may also be high blood pressure. At the very least see physician get antibiotics but definitely get BP check. ...Read more

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Would a sinus infection cause a throb in the head?

Would a sinus infection cause a throb in the head?

Yes, but...: A sinus infection can certainly cause throbbing of the head; however, many headache problems (including migraine) can also cause this symptom. ...Read more

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Can having a sinus infection cause sensitivity to sound, and pain in the face, head, ears, and neck?

Can having a sinus infection cause sensitivity to sound, and pain in the face, head, ears, and neck?

Probably: If you have nasal congestion that preceded the symptoms you listed, I believe the answer is yes in your case. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday I went on meds

Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday I went on meds

Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're experiencing. They may need to give you something that will help you feel better, plus document your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause your whole head to throb? Also will it throb worse if you are doing physical activities, like lifting things?

Can a sinus infection cause your whole head to throb? Also will it throb worse if you are doing physical activities, like lifting things?

Yes but headaches: Can have other causes, such migraines and even severe problems, such as brain tumors or brain bleeds. Other symptoms of sinus infections include nasal blockage, drainage in the front of the nose or back in the throat, and altered smell. A complete medical evaluation would be recommended for persistent throbbing in the head. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can mimic almost anything in the head.
My ENT doctor once told me, that the sinuses are very unforgiving, so do not miss any of the treatment instructions I give you. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Unlikeli: Sinus infection can cause headache and tooth like pain. Sometimes it can cause discharge from eyes and pressure in ears. But skin infection on the scalp is unrelated unless transferred by dirty hands (nose picking and scalp scratching. ..)! wash your hands when blowing nose or touching your eyes and face always! ...Read more

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What would cause top of head to be sore, even hurts to move hair. Also have sinus infection/ blocked sinus?

What would cause top of head to be sore, even hurts to move hair. Also have sinus infection/ blocked sinus?

Local infection: You may have a boil or cellulitis or inflammation in your scalp. Suggest evaluation by a dermatologist. Potentially could be part of a headache syndrome as well. I would recommend starting with a basic medical evaluation by an Internist or Family doctor. ...Read more

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"A sinus infection can make your head feel fuzzy, lethargic or disconnected, & cause your cognitive symptoms to worsen." is this true?

Unusual: However a lingering infection in the sinus can indeed cause fatigue, headaches, and even dizziness on occasions. The only possible link to cognitive function impairment is the fatigue. It should be noted that uncontrolled allergic rhinitis has led to mild cognitive impairment when studied in children and thus the answer is possible. Psychologic /neurologic evaluation? ...Read more

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Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?

Had CMV infection during childhood. Hvng sinus, nasal polyp. Get sinus infection often. Vng small lump behind ear for 3 years. What could be the cause?

Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. ...Read more

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Should I exercise/ do sports if I have a stuffy nose and sinus infection?

Should I exercise/ do sports if I have a stuffy nose and sinus infection?

Should be safe..: As long as you don't have systemic symptoms like fever and as long as you can breathe clearly.

On the other hand, if you truly have pink eye as described in your profile, you should stay home until your symptoms clear up, as this is highly contagious.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a green runny nose that comes and goes after a week of finishing my sinus infection pills?

See doctor again: Need to check with your doctor or an ENT perhaps the antibiotic was not the right kind or not taken long enough. Another possibility is that there may be something obstructing the openings of your sinuses making it difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Had right side maxillary cyst removed 2013 all was fine until I started getting a constant runny/blocked nose and sinus infection after another?

Had right side maxillary cyst removed 2013 all was fine until I started getting a constant runny/blocked nose and sinus infection after another?

Sinusitis: Unfortunately, just because you had a maxillary sinus cyst removed does not stop you from having issues with allergies and/or recurrent sinusitis. You need to have a thorough allergy evaluation and should be sure that you are being given appropriate antibiotic and adjunctive therapy to help reduce or eliminate sinus infections. You should see an ENT/allergy doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but I can breath through my nose now. Still can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?

Smell Gone - Back?: The sense of smell often worsens after anything that causes stuffy nose -- a head cold, allergy flare up, or a severe irritant like smoke ingestion.

The sense of smell should improve when your nose returns to baseline congestion. If it has not, suspect a viral infection such as influenza or parainfluenza. Go see an ENT to have your nose examined and get treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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. Michael Gabor
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more