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Can my sinus infection be the cause of my toothache? Is yes, why? I have a dentist appt in a few days...Should i mention the toothache if b/c sinus?

Yes: Sinuses are so intimately involved with your teeth so often soreness with biting and cold sensitivity accompany a sinus infection. Your dentist should do some vitality tests and surmise whether your pain is from sinusitis, fracture, cavity, or some other source. I hope you feel awesome soon. Toothaches are no fun. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Can sinus infections caused dizziness, headaches, jaw stiffness, toothaches, watery eyes, drowsiness?

Can sinus infections caused dizziness, headaches, jaw stiffness, toothaches, watery eyes, drowsiness?

Yes: An infection in the sinus can have a wide effect on how you feel and cause all the symptoms listed above. I would schedule an appointment with your doctor to be evaluates. Simple nasal congestion or allergies can be the culprit as well. ...Read more

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Suffering sinus infection/no stuffy nose,severe toothache&pain over right cheek,ear 5 months now,I'm taking dymista 2W &amoxi clav 1w.Is it efficace?

Suffering sinus infection/no stuffy nose,severe toothache&pain over  right cheek,ear 5 months now,I'm taking dymista 2W &amoxi clav 1w.Is it efficace?

See an ENT: Sinus inflammation and earache that persists for three months or longer considered as a chronic sinusitis. It is recommended that you see an ear, nose and throat specialist for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for this disease. Take care. ...Read more

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My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?

My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?

He is teething: The facial pain is from the growing first adult molar ( calked the six year old molar) ,they usually make a bulge in the gums behind the last baby molar on each side,there are lots of OTC meds for that purpose,that alleviate the pain associated with eruption pressure on the gums. ...Read more

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Is it common to have tooth pain after sinus infection?

Is it common to have tooth pain after sinus infection?

Yes: Sinus infections often cause pain in the teeth, especially the upper teeth on the side of the innfection. ...Read more

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I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do i possibly need a root canal?

I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do i possibly need a root canal?

Maybe...: It sounds like there is an infection that is tooth related. If this is the case and your tooth can be saved, a root canal may be your answer. There are too many issues to resolve without a professional evaluation. See your dentist asap and get well ;-). ...Read more

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I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks.With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related ?

I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks.With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related ?

Yes: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. When your teeth and ears start hurting those can be a sign of worsening sinus infection not just a cold. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on a zpack, naproxen and nasonex (mometasone) for a horrible sinus infection. I had facial pain, tooth pain andheadache. Now I have kidney soreness in the back. I am on prozac. What should I do?

My doctor put me on a zpack, naproxen and nasonex (mometasone) for a horrible sinus infection. I had facial pain, tooth pain andheadache. Now I have kidney soreness in the back. I am on prozac. What should I do?

Related?: Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents like Naproxen may have adverse effects on kidney function, but this is quite rare considering the number of persons using these medications. Inform your doctor of your new symptoms to receive appropriate evaluation and care. ...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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Might it be possible that a a sinus infection cause a stroke?

Might it be possible that a a sinus infection cause a stroke?

Unlikely : Unless the sinus infection becomes invasive and affects the vessels or erodes the skull, it cannot cause stroke. The chances of a sinus infection becoming invasive are very rare. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a sinus infection cause discomfort when breathing?

It could be possible that a sinus infection cause discomfort when breathing?

Yes: Sinusitis can inflame the nasal lining so air movement through the nose is irritating. It can also inflame the lungs causing asthma like symptoms such as chest tightness, wheezing and dyspnea. Post nasal drainage will also irritate the throat making breathing uncomfortable. ...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 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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Will a sinus infection cause anosmia?

Will a sinus infection cause anosmia?

It can: The olfactory (smell) nerve fibers are located in the upper nose in a small area. Swelling from infection can block the smell molecules from getting uo to the olfactory nerve fibers. This is usually temporary. Also, certain viruses can directly damage the olfactory nerve fibers sometimes causing permanent anosmia. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more