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Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

No: No, it can feel like a "pressure sensation" behind or in your eye, but the actual pressure inside the eye is not affected by a sinus infection. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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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If I have cavernous sinus thrombosis wouldn't I know it by now? Ct scan in July showed sinus infection. Had eye pain & stillhave dialited blood vessels

If I have cavernous sinus thrombosis wouldn't I know it by now? Ct scan in July showed sinus infection. Had eye pain & stillhave dialited blood vessels

Need to be under: Oculoplastics, orbital surgery management so don't lose vision. You should know it by now, and should be followed closely. Do you have an interventional radiologist on consult in your case? This is not to be taken lightly and make sure you have the experts managing your care carefully. Is ENT helping manage your sinusitis? This involves so many specialists for best outcome. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have a sinus infection without a stuffy, runny nose, cough or fever? Basically the only symptom being head/ face/ eye pressure

Can you have a sinus infection without a stuffy, runny nose, cough or fever? Basically the only symptom being head/ face/ eye pressure

Yes it is possible: Yes, one can have symptoms of sinusitis without having cold like symptoms. I have treated patients for sinusitis after they have presented to me for periocular, forhead and sometimes even unusual complaints. I use ct-scan if I am suspecting sinusitis even if they have been treated for presumed inflammation. These patients may present with pressure around the eyes and even unusual headaches. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection be on just one side of the head? Is it 'normal' to smell a weird smell & have nose bleeds down throat? What about ear/eye pain?

Can a sinus infection be on just one side of the head? Is it 'normal' to smell a weird smell & have nose bleeds down throat? What about ear/eye pain?

See ENT ASAP: Yes, sinus infections may be unilateral. Your symptoms are not normal. See an ENT specialist soon. This is not likely to improve without treatment, and may get worse. ...Read more

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When I blink my eye it gets blurry sometimes, can allergies cause this bc I have a sinus infection. And it hurts to press on my right eye?

When I blink my eye it gets blurry sometimes, can allergies cause this bc I have a sinus infection. And it hurts to press on my right eye?

See eye doctor: There are many things that can cause blurry vision. You need an eye exam by an eye doctor to sort this out. Sinus infections can cause some discomfort around the eyes but again you need to see a doctor to sort this out. Eye pain and blurry vision can be signs of a serious problem so please get an eye exam as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Sinus pressure: You most likely have an inflammation of the sinus lining and the sinus may be full of material. This will feel like pressure in the forehead and behind the eye. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause a baby to have yellow eyes?

No: Frontal sinuses are located just above the nose and are not formed in an young child; maxillary sinuses that are located on either side of the nose do not get blocked as they have a large opening. So, sinus infections do not happen in infants. Yellow eyes are from jaundice or severe cases of hypercarotenemia. So, if the eyes are yellow, the infant needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection that has moved to hurting above eyes cause swelling in one or both arms?

Can sinus infection that has moved to hurting above eyes cause swelling in one or both arms?

Sinus infection: Sinus infections are isolated to the head and neck they never involve the lower extremities unless there is a massive infection that involves the veins that drain the head and neck. In these cases the whole head and neck are swollen as the infection extends to the brachio-cephalic veins that drain into the superior vena cava near the heart. There would be other signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

When it's caused...: ...By a sinus infection and there's redness and swelling around the eye, that's called periorbital or preseptal cellulitis. When there is no or minimal swelling, but there is redness and pain and maybe discharge, that's pinkeye. Note that you can have both at once, that periorbital cellulitis can happen without a sinus infection, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish which came first. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

It's not easy: You can't always know where the infection started. Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for pink eye to cause a sinus infection? Can I had pink eye first, now a sinus infection. Can a doctor prescribe something for this??

Is it possible for pink eye to cause a sinus infection? Can I had pink eye first, now a sinus infection. Can a doctor prescribe something for this??

Chicken or Egg: Eye infections will drain into your inner nasolacrimal duct into your nose and sinuses. It is not uncommon to have patients with sinus infections and pink eye. Which one happens first can vary and whether or not one causes the other is sometimes hard to say. ...Read more

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Sinus infection cause ^BP? I also have pressure/pain in head-different spots, spasm in jaw near ears-both, facial pain/spasm over brows, nose, under eyes

Sinus infection cause ^BP? I also have pressure/pain in head-different spots, spasm in jaw near ears-both, facial pain/spasm over brows, nose, under eyes

TMJ dysfunction: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can a chronic long standing sinus infection cause optic nerve damage? X-ray shows fluid line in eye socket. Problem for years. No medication helps.

Can a chronic long standing sinus infection cause optic nerve damage? X-ray shows fluid line in eye socket. Problem for years. No medication helps.

You need to: Consult with an ENT specialist. You might need surgical correction if you have failed optimum medical treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Would this cause pressure if the back of my head?

I have a sinus infection. Would this cause pressure if the back of my head?

Possible: Sinus infections can cause pain in the areas of the sinus, which could also lead to facial and scalp muscle spasm, causing pain in the back of the head. There are no sinuses in the back of the head. Rarely, a complication of a sinus infection could cause clotting of the blood in the brain, which could cause pain, but also other neurologic signs. ...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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Would a sinus infection cause a throb in the head?

Would a sinus infection cause a throb in the head?

Yes, but...: A sinus infection can certainly cause throbbing of the head; however, many headache problems (including migraine) can also cause this symptom. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can mimic almost anything in the head.
My ENT doctor once told me, that the sinuses are very unforgiving, so do not miss any of the treatment instructions I give you. ...Read more

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Sinus infection cause pressure in face/head?

Sinus infection cause pressure in face/head?

Yes: Pressure and pain in the facial areas of the maxillary or frontal sinuses is a typical symptom of acute sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause pressure in the head?

Feels like pressure: A sinus infection will put pressure on the lining of the sinus. The tissue that lines the sinus has a lot of nerve endings and when aggravated they make you feel like there is a lot of pressure in your head but there is only pressure on the nerve endings. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Unlikeli: Sinus infection can cause headache and tooth like pain. Sometimes it can cause discharge from eyes and pressure in ears. But skin infection on the scalp is unrelated unless transferred by dirty hands (nose picking and scalp scratching. ..)! wash your hands when blowing nose or touching your eyes and face always! ...Read more

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What would cause top of head to be sore, even hurts to move hair. Also have sinus infection/ blocked sinus?

Local infection: You may have a boil or cellulitis or inflammation in your scalp. Suggest evaluation by a dermatologist. Potentially could be part of a headache syndrome as well. I would recommend starting with a basic medical evaluation by an Internist or Family doctor. ...Read more

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Head has pressure, feels heavy. Floor feels bouncy when I stand up and subsides when laying down. Sinus infection cause this?

Head has pressure, feels heavy. Floor feels bouncy when I stand up and subsides when laying down. Sinus infection cause this?

Head pressure: Yes this could be a sinus infection. Also problem with smoking, and you should quit. See your doctor about checking you for a sinus or ear infection causing your symptoms. ...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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Can a sinus infection cause your whole head to throb? Also will it throb worse if you are doing physical activities, like lifting things?

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

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. Harinder Gill
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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