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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. Milroy Samuel
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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?

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

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. Dariush Saghafi
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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