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Can sinus infection cause temporary night blindness?

Can sinus infection cause temporary night blindness?

No: I'm not aware of any mechanism by which a sinus infection could cause this, and no patient of mine with sinusitis has ever had such a complaint. Night blindness, even temporary, is a big deal - be sure to have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Rarely: Rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

No: A common sinus infection should not cause vision loss. Certain medications can cuase temporary blurring of the vision, but not loss of vision. If there is severe pain and decreased movement of the eye associated with the vision loss, see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause this ?

On Levquin for a sinus infection and also put on escitalopram 10mg. Woke during night with feelings of skin burning and dizzy what could cause  this ?

Levaquin/escitalolop: One of the potential side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) is paresthesia, which is a tingling, burning sensation. Leg pain is also a potential side effect. Most people don't experience these side effects, but they do occur in a small percentage of persons taking Lexapro (escitalopram). The sensations can also be due to or exacerbated by an anxiety condition. The medication effects are expected to diminish with time. See a Dr ...Read more

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Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when i lie down?

Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when i lie down?

It could: When the sinuses are inflamed, the nasal tissue swelling will increase when lying flat. Other nasal conditions such as inferior turbinate hypetrophy can behave the same way. I would recommend visiting an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

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

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Hello...I know this may sound odd but please don't be upset when i ask this. Can swallowing semen cause a sinus infection?

Hello...I know this may sound odd but please don't be upset when i ask this. Can swallowing semen cause a sinus infection?

Infection: Generalized upper respiratory infections (uri's)including sinus infections, are caused by contracting the infectious agent (bacteria or viral) from an individual carrying the infection.The act of swallowing semen may not necessarily cause a sinus infection, but more likely it is inhalation of the agent during close contact with an infected individual, like heavy breathing, open mouth kissing, etc. ...Read more

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I have mold in my apartment. I also have a sinus infection which caused vertigo.. i use a dehumidifier.. Am i making things worse?

No: need to see a provider to be tested on molds and if positive need to move because it is hard to remain the mold. The dehumidifier works a little by decreases the moisture that allows fungi to grow but doesn't get rid of it Your constant sinus infections are probably due to the molds see a provider for treatment and help in dealing with this problem ...Read more

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Dr diagnosed me with frontal sinus infection cause I am having dizziness and feel like floor bounces. Why does it do it worse in tiny rooms?

Dr diagnosed me with frontal sinus infection cause I am having dizziness and feel like floor bounces. Why does it do it worse in tiny rooms?

Vertigo: Dizziness and vertigo go hand in hand. With inflammation of the inner ear that can be the result of sinus problems, can get these symptoms. Because of the problem in the inner ear, the brain finds it hard to coordinate visual cues with those related to gravity and orientation. The small room may be worse because your balance system is more "stressed" visually. ...Read more

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I was informed that tetracyline won't help h pylori ,is likely to cause my sinus Infection, what else should I use for my sinus and h pylori?

I was informed that tetracyline won't help h pylori ,is likely to cause my sinus Infection, what else should I use for my sinus and h pylori?

Need more infoi: Do you really have a bacterial sinus infection or is it an allergy or is it viral? We do prescribe antibiotics for H Pylori but not for all sinus conditions. Please see your family physician and have him/her make a diagnosis and proceed from there. Do not self treat. Get professional treatment. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

I am on amoxicillin (875 mgs) for a sinus infection and after taking it, I can't help but feel really tired. Can the medication cause this?

Fatigue : Any medications may have very mild or significant side effects. Serious side effects such as anemia, liver or kidney toxicity may in turn cause significant fatigue. Infection by itself can make you feel tired also. See your doctor for screening blood work if your fatigue symptoms persist or worsen dramatically ...Read more

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Can my sinus infection be the cause of my toothache? Is yes, why? I have a dentist appt in a few days...Should i mention the toothache if b/c sinus?

Yes: Sinuses are so intimately involved with your teeth so often soreness with biting and cold sensitivity accompany a sinus infection. Your dentist should do some vitality tests and surmise whether your pain is from sinusitis, fracture, cavity, or some other source. I hope you feel awesome soon. Toothaches are no fun. ...Read more

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Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?

Can a bad sinus infection cause me to feel full and not want to eat? And when I eat I feel sick... Is my mucus causing this? How can I break it down?

Post nasal drainage: Copious post nasal purulence (pus) may cause throat irritation as well as nausea. Guifenesin will thin the secretions and help expectorate pus and mucus from your sinus' and lungs. Increase water intake temporarily to the point of clear colorless urine. Nasal saline irrigations and salt water throat gargles may also help. See your physician with persistent 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

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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Had meningitis last year caused by sinuses, treated/cured. I believe now have sinus infection but couldn't get appt for 5 days away. Too long to wait?

Had meningitis last year caused by sinuses, treated/cured. I believe now have sinus infection but couldn't get appt for 5 days away. Too long to wait?

Urgent care: Go to urgent care immediately or ER now. Obtain expert ENT evaluation of your sinuses ASAP. If you lost full history I am amendable to starting you on antibiotics immediately if you have pressure and signs of infection and live in New York. Good luck. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a sinus infection cause discomfort when breathing?

It could be possible that a sinus infection cause discomfort when breathing?

Yes: Sinusitis can inflame the nasal lining so air movement through the nose is irritating. It can also inflame the lungs causing asthma like symptoms such as chest tightness, wheezing and dyspnea. Post nasal drainage will also irritate the throat making breathing uncomfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more