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Can Sinus Infection Cause Pain In Back Of Head
Sinus infection for a week. Zpack for 5 days+home self care. Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head. Getting worse. Now what?
Sinusitis: Often, antibiotics are unnecessary in managing sinus infection. Treatment should be accompanied by nasal irrigation with saline (neti-pot), decongestants (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray), possibly nasal steroids and pain control with nsaids. If these measures do not help, see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
What are some causes of sharp pains throughout the head? Had a CT can that came back normal. Also have sinus infection.
Is it possible for a deep sinus infection to cause a swollen jaw and the back gums and teeth on one side to hurt really bad?
Could Be: Actual swelling (that is look in the mirror and your face is puffy) from a sinusitis is not very common, but can occur in severe cases. Dental pain due to sinusitis is quite common and is usually focused in the upper back teeth. A bad tooth can mimic a sinusitis as well...or even cause sinusitis on rare occasions. Your dentist should be able to determine the source and treat/refer as needed. ...Read more
Everytime, I bend my head down it hurts. The pain is in the base of my head. Could this be caused by sinus infection?
The location of: The pain is not characteristic of pain from sinus infection. ...Read more
Laying in bed, my 8 month old son kicked me in the side of the head. It hurt shorty. Should I be worried? Have to real hard blow to cause serious problems? Went to dr yesterday, have sinus infection.
Possibly: It's unlikely a baby that size would have caused damage but if you are having any problems see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
After a sinus infection how long does it take for your head and sinus to get back to. Normal? It's been over a month and everthing is sensitive.
Awhile: Great question. It can take a month or even longer until you feel back to normal. Hang in there ...Read more
"A sinus infection can make your head feel fuzzy, lethargic or disconnected, & cause your cognitive symptoms to worsen." is this true?
Unusual: However a lingering infection in the sinus can indeed cause fatigue, headaches, and even dizziness on occasions. The only possible link to cognitive function impairment is the fatigue. It should be noted that uncontrolled allergic rhinitis has led to mild cognitive impairment when studied in children and thus the answer is possible. Psychologic /neurologic evaluation? ...Read more
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
Both, either or none:
Sinus infection is very tricky. It may mimic many conditions including but not limiting to those you mentioned.
Advanced std may do the same if left untreated.
Number of medical and mental conditions may do the same.
See your primary doctor first to sort it out. Do not expect to get all answers at once. Extensive work up is required sometime to get the right answers. ...Read more
Recent sinus infection which seemed to get better but now I have a sharp pain at the base of my skull/back of neck. Hurts more when I turn my head?
Neck: Could be neck issues but this is something you must check out right away. ...Read more
I was given cefuroxime axetil for a sinus infection starting yesterday. I woke up with major head/toothache. Can I take tylenol. I woke up a couple of hours ago with the pain and decided to go back to bed to see if it would go away. It did not.
I was having jolt like pulsing throbs once a minute in the back of my head last night and now in my temple. I have an ear and sinus infection.?
Headache: Headaches are common phenomena and can be associated with numerous other conditions, including ear and sinus infections. Unfortunately cannot tell over the internet whether your particular HA is due to these. Would need more history and physical exam. If these keep up please go and see your family doctor. ...Read more
I have been experiencing terrible headaches towards the back of my head left hand side. I have had a brain scan in April 2017 and it showed a bad sinus infection. The headaches are right back and are worse. Please assist if possible.
Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin), now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts, head hurts, dizzy! Should I go back to dr or is this ok?
This is not ok. You should definitely go back to see your doctor and should make contact as soon as possible.
As soon as you are well you should find a way to stop smoking as this will cause you increasing problems and disease. ...Read more
What would cause top of head to be sore, even hurts to move hair. Also have sinus infection/ blocked sinus?
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
Dr says sinus infection causing imbalance and dizzy headed. Ears feel fine. Balance good dr says. Could be another cause?
I'm just getting over a sinus infection. Still having headaches the top of my head temples down the back to my neck. My arms neck and back are achy?
See a doctor: Preferably start with your primary care doctor. The question is whether or not the sinus infection has been adequately managed or has extended beyond the sinuses. All of the symptoms you describe may be due to tension of holding your head in a single position while you had severe sinus disease, but the best thing to do is to see a doctor. ...Read more
My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?
Been having bad headaches for 2 mths with pain radiating from ear to ear, front, top & back of head. Eyes hurt, irritated. Is this a sinus infection?
What can be done about a sinus infection this infection of the sinus has spreed and cause's lack of sleep due to the fact of not being able to breath out of the nose and only threw the mouth. And the head aches weakness to light
Sinusitis: Infection of the sinuses causes congestion, facial pain, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, fever. It is commonly caused by bacteria and viruses, less commonly due to fungus. Treatment is usually related to a decongestant, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic (if cause is bacterial). Sinus irrigation is also helpful to rid the sinuses of thick mucous. ...Read more
Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...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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