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Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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Can blocked sinuses create a sense of vertigo?

Can blocked sinuses create a sense of vertigo?

Imbalance: Perhaps imbalance but not true spinning vertigo. If you have spinning vertigo, call MD. At your age call MD today. ...Read more

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Think i may have bppv, dr says no, it's sinuses throwing off balance. Tried bppv exercises, made me feel panic cause got more dizzy doing them.

Think i may have bppv, dr says no, it's sinuses throwing off balance. Tried bppv exercises, made me feel panic cause got more dizzy doing them.

ENT specialist: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv) is a well documented disease caused by loose otoconia (ear stones) in the inner ear. It should be easily diagnosed and treated with various head maneuvers. The sinuses in the face should not produce vertigo because they are not anatomically nor physiologically connected to the balance mechanisms. Therapy may initially make you more vertiginous. ...Read more

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Can your sinuses make you dizzy and cause pressure around your ears?

Can your sinuses make you dizzy and cause pressure around your ears?

Yes: The sinuses can affect the function of your Eustachian tube, which can cause pressure radiating to your ears. You could try a decongestant to see if it relieves your symptoms. If your symptoms persist, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My sis gave my some nasal spray to take for my dizziness, she seems to think its my sinuses. will sinuses cause dizziness nauseated and blurry. dr?

My sis gave my some nasal spray to take for my dizziness, she seems to think its my sinuses.  will sinuses cause dizziness nauseated and blurry.  dr?

See Below: Chronic sinus inflammation can cause a sensation of light headedness when it is flared-up. However, if you feel like the room is spinning or feel like you are going to black out, that is not allergies. You should never use a medication that is not recommended for you by a licensed healthcare provider. See your doctor to get appropriate care. ...Read more

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Had a concussion 1 month 3 weeks ago what would cause sinues to hurt dizzy and headaches alomst wveryday?

Had a concussion 1 month 3 weeks ago what would cause sinues to hurt dizzy and headaches alomst wveryday?

Postconcussion: postconcussive syndrome is symptoms like headache and dizziness occur after a known head injury. Generally these symptoms will resolve with enough time and activity accommodations, but you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis. Duration of these symptoms vary from patient to patient and situation to situation. If you have had a previous concussion(s) it can take longer. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, weak, achy, on and off tunnel vision. On and off hat flashes, blood pressure is 144/98. I have had a cold, sinus congestion for several weeks now. On amoxicilian for that

Feeling dizzy, weak, achy,  on and off tunnel vision.  On and off hat flashes, blood pressure is 144/98. I have had a cold, sinus congestion for several weeks now. On amoxicilian for that

You : You are describing symptoms that could be ascribed to many different health problems. The role of your internist is to take a thorough history and perform a focused physical exam which will pinpoint the likely cause of your multiple symptoms. As the possibilities are numerous and vary from seasonal allergies, menopause, influenza or other upper respiratory illness, hypertension, transient ischemic attacks, hypoglycemia etc your best bet is to get a thorough exam as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I currently have a concussion from a head injury 5 days ago. Today I've developed a low grade fever, sinus congestion with no dripping, dizziness, & spinning sensation, in addition to my already prevalent headache. Is this normal?

I currently have a concussion from a head injury 5 days ago. Today I've developed a low grade fever,  sinus congestion with no dripping,  dizziness,  & spinning sensation, in addition to my already prevalent headache.  Is this normal?

No: The dizziness and headaches perhaps but the sinus congestion and low grade fever no. I suspect that you are catching a cold as well but it is best to double check with your doctor ASAP to make sure that you do not have anything more serious such as subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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My sinuses are draining and making me dizzy, is there anything i can take for relief?

My sinuses are draining and making me dizzy, is there anything i can take for relief?

Try decongestionants: Take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or any combination of Guaifenesin with decongestionant, add if possible high concentration saline in power nebulizer (>3.5%). Then take an antihistanmione like, Loratadine or fexofenadine. ...Read more

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Head feels heavy when i look down, hard to lift it up and sometimes makes me feel dizzy. Sinuses or death nearing?

Head feels heavy when i look down, hard to lift it up and sometimes makes me feel dizzy. Sinuses or death nearing?

See ur doctor first!: Whether you think you might have sinus issues, or feeling thoughts of death, it's best to contact your doctor immediately to rest your mind, and put you at ease. If it's sinusitis, there are easy treatments that will help clear it up quickly. Also if you're depressed, and having thoughts of death, then they can refer you to the necessary specialist to you work through this. It's always seriously. ...Read more

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I have sinuses forehead hurts dizziness and eyes burning What can I take to help my problem?

I have sinuses forehead hurts dizziness and eyes burning What can I take to help my problem?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Drainage: To promote drainage from your inflamed sinuses, warm salt water nasal irrigations are helpful. Also warm applications to the forehead and cheeks and/or steam inhalations can be effective. ...Read more

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Dizziness and sore right sinuses when i press on them. I have a deviated septum and concha bullosa, can fluid in sinus causing dizziness?

Sick sinus syndrome: Intermittent symptoms are: fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, confusion or short term amnesia, shortness of breath. To support this diagnosis the connection between your symptoms and an abnormal heart rhythm should be established. Rec.: see your physician to identify the problem. ...Read more

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Why when my sinuses are plugged up it puts pressure on my ear to where it hurts, why? Been really dizzy today as well.

? Blocked eustachian: If you get pharyngitis and eustachian tubes get blocked, that could cause significant pressure difference in middle ear and atmosphere which could cause pain and vertigo. ...Read more

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Weird dizziness between eyebrows, around nose and back of neck. Been getting worse. ENT says it's NOT sinuses. What is this?

Weird dizziness between eyebrows, around nose and back of neck. Been getting worse. ENT says it's NOT sinuses. What is this?

Dizziness not local: to one body part such as face or neck. You should either ask your ENT to give you an opinion as to what it IS or what you can do about it, since they are supposed to be experts in dizziness as well as sinuses. With your multiple sinus and labyrinthine conditions and nausea, you may need referral to a neurotologist. Also see for ideas great site dizziness-and-balance.com Good luck! ...Read more

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Bouncy feeling when walking, standing. Dizzy headed heavy head. Pain in right temple, over ear and infront. Sinuses? Or something deadly?

Neuro-otologist: First, sinus disease virtually never produces symptoms that you are describing. The symptoms are non-specific and may be related to your inner ears, brain or side effects of medications you might be taking. The best doctors to evaluate your problems are either an ENT doctor or more specifically, an ENT doctor with special training in neuro-otology. ...Read more

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I have mild pressure in the bridge of my nose in between my eyes. I have a fogginess in my head that resembles dizziness, but not quite dizziness. Also sometimes pressure in my temples. I've had these symptoms for about a week. Could this be Sinuses?

I have mild pressure in the bridge of my nose in between my eyes. I have a fogginess in my head that resembles dizziness, but not quite dizziness. Also sometimes pressure in my temples. I've had these symptoms for about a week. Could this be Sinuses?

Acute sinusitis: Common symptoms include purulent nasal discharge, nasal congestion, facial pain/pressure. Dental pain may be reported. Common colds and environmental allergies are risk factors for sinusitis. Symptoms that are present for 10 days could indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Mri 2 months ago. Forehead and neck, ears hurt, very dizzy feeling. On zithromyacin.Maybe still related to bad tooth or sinuses?Been in hospital a lot

Mri 2 months ago. Forehead and neck, ears hurt, very dizzy feeling. On zithromyacin.Maybe still related to bad tooth or sinuses?Been in hospital a lot

Need eval: Have dentist ck for tooth or gum infections. Have dentist ck jaw joint. See ENT to evaluate sinus, neck, ears, throat, and medications. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone 20mg/daily. Im now taking mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinuses and now I'm nauseous and dizzy. Is it the mucinex (guaifenesin) or do I have a stomach flu??

I've been on methadone 20mg/daily. Im now taking mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinuses and now I'm nauseous and dizzy. Is it the mucinex (guaifenesin) or do I have a stomach flu??

Talk to your doctor : There is no interaction between methadone and mucinex (guaifenesin). You may want to stop the mucinex (guaifenesin) and see if your symptoms improve. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can naturally blocked sinuses and allergies cause lightheadness and the feeling of about to pass out?

Can naturally blocked sinuses and allergies cause lightheadness and the feeling of about to pass out?

Possibly: For a full answer, you would need to provide more information. The combination of nortriptyline and zyrtec may lead to sedation. Nortrriptyline can also lease to nasal congestion. Occlusion of the nasal passages can lead to eustachian tube dysfunction and sometimes to lightheadedness. As your nose is blocked, you need a prescription nasal spray. See a physician, preferably an allergist. ...Read more

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Can sinues make you dizzy everyday and have headaches everyday?

Can sinues make you dizzy everyday and have headaches everyday?

Complex question: Easy answer: IT DEPENDS. ACUTE sinusitis (<4 weeks) can cause headaches/dizziness (vertigo) while ACUTE worsening of CHRONIC sinusitis can as well. CHRONIC sinusitis (12+ weeks) isn't thought to cause severe headaches/dizziness or headache syndromes. Only about 0.5-1% of all diagnosed Headaches are due to SINUSITIS. & the story can be even more interesting. Wanna chat: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Can sinus headaches caused by blocked sinuses cause pain in temples tender to touch and body aches?

Can sinus headaches caused by blocked sinuses cause pain in temples tender to touch and body aches?

Yes: Yes. The pain is usually over the sinus too but can migrate anywhere. If you are also having body aches and/or fever you probably need some antibiotics. You should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My sinsuses hurt I have a headache and my face is swollen. I'm also dizzy and very nauseas. Should i keep taking sinus medication?

My sinsuses hurt I have a headache and my face is swollen. I'm also dizzy and very nauseas. Should i keep taking sinus medication?

Yes, and...: It's a good idea to see you primary doctor or ear nose and throat specialist for a thorough examination. An otc sinus medication may not be sufficient to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more