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Can a sinus infection cause facial numbness?

Can a sinus infection cause facial numbness?

Potentially: Swelling within the sinus could potentially impact the infraorbital nerve, causing numbness in the cheek area. If it persisted after treatment of the sinus infection, you should be evaluated by your doctor to rule-out any other pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Not typically: Sinus infection usually causes facial pain an discomfort, nevertheless other sinus disease can cause facial numbness، thus recommend evaluation by otolaryngologist for nasal/ sinus endoscopy and or ct scan sinuses. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic sinus infection and when I do it seems like I have numbness on the left side of my face and chin area mostly when laying down?

I suffer from chronic sinus infection and when I do it seems like I have numbness on the left side of my face and chin area mostly when laying down?

Not always normal: Numbness of the face with a sinus infection may indicate something of greater concern as it means the infraorbital (under the eye) nerve is affected in some way. One reason for this is a tumor. A medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Possible sinus infection, right ear feels clogged & r. side of face puffy & numb. Have been rinsing sinuses for a few days but no good. Yellow mucus.

Possible sinus infection, right ear feels clogged & r. side of face puffy & numb. Have been rinsing sinuses for a few days but no good. Yellow mucus.

Examination: If your face is puffy, you should see the doctor for an examination. If you have tenderness (hurts when you tap your cheek bone) or fever with this, you may benefit from antibiotics. If it's just fullness and sense of "clogged up" then decongestants like pseudoephedrine and pain reliever like ibuprofen are the usual best treatment. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a sever sinus infection and I am experiencing numbness I only two of my upper molars. Could this be associated or a new cavity?

I am recovering from a sever sinus infection and I am experiencing numbness I only two of my upper molars. Could this be associated or a new cavity?

Related: I would think this is related to the sinus infection, not a new cavity. Usually cavities do not give numbness sensations, rather pain. ...Read more

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Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days now for sinus infection. Last night I couldn't sleep due to numbness and pain in my hands. Can I stop taking the Abx?

Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days now for sinus infection. Last night I couldn't sleep due to numbness and pain in my hands. Can I stop taking the Abx?

Talk to your doctor: Or the on-call doctor in the AM before your next dose to ask if a change in antibiotics is needed. Four days of antibiotics is insufficient to treat sinusitis. Your doctor may recommend evaluation to determine if your hand pain & numbness is related to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause teeth pain in both upper & bottom of right side if face?

Can a sinus infection cause teeth pain in both upper & bottom of right side if face?

It's possible: There's only 2 layers of cells between your upper root tips and the inside of your maxillary sinus. If sinus inflamed, can feel like toothache. Can have referred pain to lower teeth, although less common. Sit dow, bend over and put you head between your knees. If pain increases it's sinus, see an ent. If pain doesn't change it's dental, see a dentist. ...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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Sinus pain in left side of face 2 weeks after a sinus infection. Over the infection what's the cause? This is also the 2nd infection in 2 months

Sinus pain in left side of face 2 weeks after a sinus infection. Over the infection what's the cause? This is also the 2nd infection in 2 months

Recurrent sinusitis: If pain continues to be there after two weeks you may need an antibiotic course. Take Ibuprofen if no allergies or pregnant, increase fluid intake and see a physician. ...Read more

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Could a chronic sinus infection (few months) cause my cheeks (under cheek bone both sides of face) to start sinking in? I'm scared infection is reason

Highly unlikely: It is more likely to have facial swelling with a sinusitis. There is an uncommon condition, silent sinus syndrome where the cheek or maxillary sinus is obstructed and fails to develop or gets smaller. If that happens the eye socket enlarges as the sinus roof drops and the front wall may collapse in with loss of mid face volume. However I have never seen it both sides. Ct of the sinuses will show. ...Read more

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Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Magnesium Deficiency: Fine tune you wellness program with vits minerals, stretching yoga and massage. A good deep tissue specialist will unlock your neck, shoulders and jaws to turn off the headache triggers. Acupuncture is my treatment of choice. Magnesium glycinate as in kal branded is one of the best. Epsoms salts soaking is a great way to peace and quiet. Stay away from opiates, soma, (carisoprodol) ultram and butalbital. ...Read more

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Face numbness droopy feeling cheeks and around eyes like getting a freezing at dentist. Treated sinus infection anxiety? Never experienced this before

Face numbness droopy feeling cheeks and around eyes like getting a freezing at dentist. Treated sinus infection anxiety? Never experienced this before

ER: Have someone take you to ER now (don't drive yourself). Concern us Stroke, but there are other possibilities. You should be seen by Neurologist. ...Read more

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Sinusitis for 6 months I have pain of rightside of body facial numbness jaw pain neck pain?

Sinusitis for 6 months I have pain of rightside of body facial numbness jaw pain neck pain?

Comorbidities: Comorbidities are two or more diseases existing at the same time in the body.
Each disease/pain needs to be addressed, diagnosed and treated separately applying synergistic management.
Rec.: see interventional pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause forehead numbness?

Can sinus infection cause forehead numbness?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis usually causes pain and pressure, not numbness. If there is swelling, you can get a feeling of numbness, however. ...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

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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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

No.: An infection limited to your sinuses should not cause shortness of breath. You may have trouble breathing through your nose, but you should be able to breathe normally through your mouth. If you have shortness of breath, the infection may have spread to your lungs and causes pneumonia. Shortness of breath needs immediate evaluation. Go to the ER. ...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

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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

Sinusitis: An infection in the nasopharynx can certainly spread to the middle ear for otitis media and ultimately labyrinthitis. It will likely respond to the same treatment prescribed for the sinusitis. You may need symptom relief for the dizzyness until the infection resolves. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause you to get cold sores and dizzyness and feel hot then cold?

Yes and no: You generally get cold sores when your immune system is down. A sinus infection can tax your immune system, . So they are an indirect cause. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection cause someone to feel as if their body is swaying like on a boat but they are sitting still?

Does a sinus infection cause someone to feel as if their body is swaying like on a boat but they are sitting still?

Sinus pressure: Yes, you can certainly feel lightheaded and dizzy with sinus infection. It is the pressure of the fluid in your sinus cavities that make you feel this way. Sometimes, antihistamines i.e. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help this. They will make you tired. You could also try pseudophed. This will raise your blood pressure and will keep you awake. ...Read more

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Could a sinus infection cause balance problems?

Could a sinus infection cause balance problems?

Yes: A condition called vertigo can follow a viral illness and cause transient balance problems/ dizziness that resolves over time. ...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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Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Will a sinus infection cause dizziness and lightheaded feeling?

Possible: If the sinus infection extends into the labyrinthine portion of the middle ear it can create vertigo. What you are describing, however, sounds like benign positional hypotension. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause fatigue and chest pains?

Can a sinus infection cause fatigue and chest pains?

Sinusitis & Fatigue: Anytime your body is fighting an infection, it takes its toll and causes fatigue. Sinusitis can certainly drain you of all your energy. You need it properly treated by a doctor, rest and hydrate. The chest pain may be due to general inflammation and costochondritis, especially if you have been coughing or forcefully blowing your nose. NSAIDS like Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin will help with that. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause mouth and teeth pains?

Yes: Due to the proximity of your sinus to your top back teeth, you may experience some tooth pain with a sinus infection. If your pain does not resolve with your infection you should see a dentist to be sure. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is it ever that a sinus infection cause sore breasts?

1st a pregnancy test: I have never had a patient with sinusitis complain of breast pain.

At 33, I would take a pregnancy test before starting an antibiotic, as pregnancy can cause sore breasts and nasal congestion. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Al Hegab
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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