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Can a sinus infection cause ear and throat pain?

Can a sinus infection cause ear and throat pain?

Yes: The areas are connected by proximity and shared neurologic channels. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 infection cause ear neck shoulder pain?

Can sinus infection cause ear neck shoulder pain?

ear neck pain. : Usually not. The symptoms seems like cervical nerve root irritated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Have doctor recheck: your ears. The antibiotic used for sinus infections also treats ear infections, but if the pain doesn't get better in a day or 2, go back to the doctor. Meanwhile, take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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What muat I do to prevent ear pain on an airplane due to sinus infection?

Decongestants: You can try taking decongestants before the trip (e.g. Pseudoephedrine). I don't usually recommend nasal decongestant sprays, but they might be reasonable to take before take-off and landing. ...Read more

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Sinus infection for a few weeks now, developed bad night cough and some ear pain is this all normal part of sickness/ healing?

Sinus infection: No your symptoms are not part of the healing process. See your doctor to rule an infection in your chest or ears. ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Yes and other things: The symptoms you list are shared in common with a multitude of illnesses. This could be the early stages of a viral illness, blood pressure issues, blood sugar issues, etc. If you have a recurrent pattern of ear or sinus issues, this may be an early sign, but it is to non-specific to be the only choices. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection for 7 days now i'm having ear pain and neck feels swollen should I see a doctor?

Yes!: If you are currently on antibiotics for the sinus infection, they will probably treat the ear infection too, but you may need a different antibiotic. You should at least call the doc who prescribed the antibiotics to ask if they need to see you again. If you are not on medication yet, you should get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a bad sinus infection on a recent flight and experienced severe ear pain on landing. Now my ears keep cracking and popping every time i swallow.

Decongestant: You might try irrigating your sinuses with a saline solution using a neti-pot, and also taking some Pseudoephedrine (ask your friendly pharmacist). If that does not work there is oxymetozaline spray, but this can be dangerous if used too often. If these simple things don't solve the problem you might want to see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow. Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side. Wait or back to doc?

Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow.  Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side.  Wait or back to doc?

Call at the least: With the persistence of your symptoms, and only 1 day left of the meds, i would at least call the dr. Who originally examined you. They can review your chart and make the best decision as to when you should come back in for an second evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had sinus infection that went away. Now ear pain and large white circle/spot on left tonsil. Tonsils not swollen, no fever. Throat sore on left side?

Uncertain: This could be strep, this could be used, it may depend on your therapy, it is best to show to your position and see if they can culture it to find to find out what it is ...Read more

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My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

Since : Since this is only a couple of days old, it be a viral infection. If symptoms get worse over the next few days, or if they do not improve by a week, then you may want to go to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms, headache, jaw pain, nasal congestion, and ear pain but, I have no fever. Do I have a pissible sinus infection?

I have the following symptoms, headache, jaw pain, nasal congestion, and ear pain but, I have no fever. Do I have a pissible sinus infection?

Possible: There may be other causes for your symptoms. Sinus infection is possible as would be ear infection. Neither is usually associated with a fever since they are mostly localized infections. ...Read more

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For 10 days i had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?

For 10 days i had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?

See below: With your description, this is likely viral in nature. Abx are way overused in our society and according to the infectious disease society of america, 98% of all sinusitis is viral and does not need abx. Ear infx are also often viral and the pain you are feeling is due to the fluid behind the ear drum. Also, yellow or green mucous is non-specific and does not always mean bacterial. Tx yr symps. ...Read more

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Nauseous, headache, achy all over, terrible ear pain. Saw pcp. Said sinus infection. Symptoms for 2 weeks. Meningitis?no fever no vomiting

Nauseous, headache, achy all over, terrible ear pain. Saw pcp. Said sinus infection. Symptoms for 2 weeks. Meningitis?no fever no vomiting

Meningitis : Unlikely meningitis. Meningitis is usually viral or bacterial. Sensitivity to light, fever, chills, severe headache, and neck stiffness are classic signs. A lumbar puncture and analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will help make the diagnosis. Your primary medical doctor may refer you to a neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation if the sinusitis does not resolve with treatment. ...Read more

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It hurts to swallow throat is dry and have symptoms of sinus infection, cold ear pain, headaches, and pressure of sinuses please help me thank you ?

Interesting question: Your question mentions several issues which would likely need prescription medication.You get that from your local doc, not an information site. Hydrate, rest and take some OTC pain relievers for now, but arrange to be seen by your doc or at an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause you to have ringing in ears?

Can a sinus infection cause you to have ringing in ears?

Yes: Ringing in your ears from any kind of nasal issue is usually from having congestion in your nose. This can then lead to eustachian tube dysfunction which can be associated with ringing. There are certainly many other causes of ringing which may need to be explored depending on your age and other health problems. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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