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Dr. Jeffrey Collins
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Can a sinus infection cause facial numbness?

Dr. Jeffrey Collins
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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

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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses caused by a virus, allergies, bacteria or fungus. The vast majority of sinusitis does not need antibiotics and goes away with simple remidies like NSAIDs, ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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, ultram and butalbital. ...Read more

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Dr. Eyas Othman
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Does sinus infection cause numbness on half of your face?

Dr. Eyas Othman
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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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Dr. David Martin
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Can sinus infection cause forehead numbness?

Dr. David Martin
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Hasan Khondker
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Was diagnosed with severe sinus infection from dr on X-ray in right sinus, taking antibiotics now, does this infection cause teeth numbness ?

Dr. Scott Diede
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It can.: A sinus infection (sinusitis) can cause a toothache — especially in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses. Pain in the upper teeth is a fairly common symptom with sinus conditions. I would assume some people could experience numbness rather than pain. Hopefully this symptom will go away as the infection is treated. If not, you may need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jose Barreto
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Right arm numbness for 3 days no heart problems been checked I do have cervical neck disc bulges and a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Dr. Jose Barreto
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Right arm numbness for 3 days no heart problems been checked I do have cervical neck disc bulges and a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Neck discs: If the disc herniation is pinching a nerve in the spine, then this could explain your symptoms. You should follow up with your doctor for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Higgins
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

Dr. Thomas Higgins
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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?

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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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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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.

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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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.

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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Numbness in frontal sinus no other symptoms except for occasional pressure ..Inflammation or sinus infection?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Numbness in frontal sinus no other symptoms except for occasional pressure ..Inflammation or sinus infection?

Probably both: See an ENT doctor for evaluation.. Sinusitis is related to infection or allergies. ...Read more

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Facial Numbness (Definition)

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