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Can A Sinus Infection Cause Visual Disturbances
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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