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Dr. James Krick
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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 pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Can sinus pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Hyponasal speech...: Can be due to nasal and sinus congestion. Swelling inside the nose due to the common cold or allergies or even a sinus infection can lead to less air flow through the nose resulting in a nasal voice (hyponasal) as if you're speaking while holding your nose shut. Sinus pressure can also be due some of the above causes, so yes you may have both symptoms as a result of nasal congestion.

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Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Unlikely: It is rather the medications to treat the sinus pressure symptoms, like systemic decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed) can cause spiking blood pressure in some individuals, check with your doctor, best wishes

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Could sinus pressure cause tooth aches?

Could sinus pressure cause tooth aches?

Yes.: Pressure in the sinus can affect the roots of the upper teeth, creating an achey feeling.

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I have severe sinus pressure with very little congestion, usual remedies aren't helping. Mucus is thick & sticky, waking with rheum, what could cause?

I have severe sinus pressure with very little congestion, usual remedies aren't helping. Mucus is thick & sticky, waking with rheum, what could cause?

Sinus infection: Is most likely cause. See you medical doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist for an evaluation. If infection is present then an antibiotic may be needed.

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Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Sinus pressure: Possible, most likely due to medications for sinus pressure where one side effect is blurred vision.

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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Probably not: Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms. "strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems.

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I can't smell and taste. My taste comes back for a second and then goes away again. I have sinus pressure but not clogged sinuses. Possible causes?

Sinus issues: Some of the more common causes of loss of taste and smell are tobacco use, pollutants, the common cold or chronic sinus problems, allergies, medications like antibiotics and blood pressure medicines, tooth and gum diseases. In your case it's most likely due to your sinuses issues. None of the meds you're taking are known for doing it. Your primary care doc can help you with this

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Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues.

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Can sinus pressure cause pain in teeth, ears, and jaw?

Of course: A sinus infection can sometimes cause you to feel pain in your teeth, ears, and jaw. An upper toothache can often be the major symptom of sinus infection. See your PCP for evaluation, treatment or referral to an ENT.

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What causes seeing stars going up and down the stairs? Also I have sinus pressure, post nasal drip

What causes seeing stars going up and down the stairs? Also I have sinus pressure, post nasal drip

Many possibilities: You need to be seen and examined. Go and see your pcp and let them take a history, etc. If they think specialized care is necessary they will refer you. Good luck.

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Can sinus pressure cause lower tooth and jaw pain?

Can sinus pressure cause lower tooth and jaw pain?

Possible: The complexity of the head and neck area never ceases to amaze me. The intimacy of the vessels, nerves and sinus and lymph chain of this area hold many surprises. Usually upper teeth are involved but it is possible, and it would be wise to have this type of symptom evaluated by your dentist to determine if it is dentally related. If it is not, then the next stop is your physician.

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Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

See an eye doctor.: It depends on the cause of what you are calling "sinus pressure." blurry vision in one eye is not normal. You must see an eye doctor for a full exam.

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Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision.

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I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air we breathe while decreasing the weight of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having heavy, water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Consider antihistamines (Cetrilizine) and/or decongestants (Pseudoephedrine). If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together.

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Can a chest contusion after a car collision cause fever, sweats, sinus pressure, pain, stabbing psin even after 13 days? Some lady hit me he'd on gng 45+mph

No, need eval: A simple chest contusion should not cause fever and sweats. You may not be breathing as deeply because of the contusion/pain, and may be developing a pneumonia. Other problems after a mva are also possible, so you need to get back to the doctor and be reevaluated.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more