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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Over 2 years of sinus pressure in eyes, ears, nose teeth, several doc. Visits no answers, last 2 months have had some pounding in neck is this sinus?

Over 2 years of sinus pressure in eyes, ears, nose teeth, several doc. Visits no answers, last 2 months have had some pounding in neck is this sinus?

Sounds like spasm: Your symptoms sound like they may be due to spasm of your facial muscles perhaps caused by your bite or clenching/grinding of your teeth. The pounding in your neck could also be from muscle spasm. Do you chew gum? Are you missing teeth? Under a lot of stress? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication and ice to your head and face. See your dentist. Stay away from chewy and crunchy foods. ...Read more

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Ent doctor took one look in ears and said I was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues. Ideas?

Ent doctor took one look in ears and said I was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues. Ideas?

Migraine: Many of those symptoms are very consistent with migraine headaches, but if you're still concerned about your ears and sinus you may seek a second opinion. A thorough history and exam should help you arrive at the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Probably not: Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms. "strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

See an eye doctor.: It depends on the cause of what you are calling "sinus pressure." blurry vision in one eye is not normal. You must see an eye doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Sinus pressure: Sinus issues can cause the eyes to be red and inflamed but will not cause blood vessels on the eye surface to break. ...Read more

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HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case. ...Read more

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Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air we breathe while decreasing the weight of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having heavy, water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Consider antihistamines (Cetrilizine) and/or decongestants (Pseudoephedrine). If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Rarely: Although the eyes can feel "full" or heavy if you have sinus pressure, sinusitis rarely causes eye issues. If there is a true sinus infection that is left untreated, it can spread to the eye socket and lead to serious problems, but as long as it is being treated there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sinus pressure, especially under the eyes?

Get steamed: Sinus pressure under the eyes are common and can be relieved with steam from tea kettle, sauna and use of antihistamine sprays and or tablets to shrink nasal passages and steam to relieve congestion all important to get the pressure sensation to go away. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain/pressure that radiates from behind my upper eyes? Is this sinus pressure?

How can I treat pain/pressure that radiates from behind my upper eyes? Is this sinus pressure?

Possibly: If it is a sinus problem then you will have associated symptoms like cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal drainage. If you have none of those associated symptoms you may have a migraine condition which is frequently mistaken for sinusitis. See your doctor to sort it all out! ...Read more

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I have had sinus pressure on my nose and some pressure under my eyes for a week. What could this be? No congestion either, which seems odd.

I have had sinus pressure on my nose and some pressure under my eyes for a week. What could this be? No congestion either, which seems odd.

Dryness: Possibly you're having dryness of the nasal passages from winter heating and lack of humidity in your house or work environment. Irrigations of your nasal passages with warm salt water and/or a humidifier in your bedroom may help. ...Read more

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Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Probable sinusitis: You didn't mention if you were treated for this. It sounds like you have a sinus infection (sinusitis). Sinuses are large "cavities' in the facial bones and infection and inflammation put pressure on face, in all directions, so your eye and teeth symptoms are consistent with sinusitis. You should probably be on decongestants and antibiotics for at least 14 days. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure behind my eyes what could I do at home to get ride of it?

I have sinus pressure behind my eyes what could I do at home to get ride of it?

Sinus congestion: Sinus congestion is usually felt in the forehead or cheeks. Do you have associated nasal congestion or nasal mucus? If so, irrigate your nasal canals with warm salt water to promote drainage. Perhaps you would be better off being evaluated by an otolaryngologist to see if there truly is a sinus problem rather than symptoms due to eye strain or muscle contraction tension type discomfort. ...Read more

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I have had a few dizzy spells followed by eye/head/sinus pressure. Is this something that is serious?

I have had a few dizzy spells followed by eye/head/sinus pressure. Is this something that is serious?

Get it checked out: Check with your doctor that it's not an inner ear infection or something else completely. Be safe! ...Read more

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I have really bad sinus pressure between my eyes and on my nose. But I don't have congestion. Nose is really dry and when I blew it had dry bloodymucus?

I have really bad sinus pressure between my eyes and on my nose. But I don't have congestion. Nose is really dry and when I blew it had dry bloodymucus?

MD: You may have sinusitis. Most sinusitis is viral and won't respond to antibiotics. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds. Humidify air. Nasal lavage. See MD if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my nose and eyes like sinus pressure only when my head hurts. I've been checked for sinusitis and it was negative. What could it be?

I have pressure in my nose and eyes like sinus pressure only when my head hurts. I've been checked for sinusitis and it was negative. What could it be?

Atypical headache: Nose and Eye pressure with headache could be more I function of a unusual headache such as migraine or a cluster headache versus a sinusitis. Sinusitis use involves congestion low-grade fever and general malaise ...Read more

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If I squint, my cheeks, nose, eyes start twitching almost instantly. Could it be sinus pressure, TMJ, caffeine, or nervous system?

If I squint, my cheeks, nose, eyes start twitching almost instantly. Could it be sinus pressure, TMJ, caffeine, or nervous system?

Transient facial tic: The cause of tics is unknown, but stress appears to be a precipitated factor. In most cases, there are no complications. Or treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I've have a runny, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, ear fulness, sinus pressure & mucus that ranges from white, to light yellow & tired. What's going on? Remedies?

I've have a runny, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, ear fulness, sinus pressure & mucus that ranges from white, to light yellow & tired. What's going on? Remedies?

Allergies: The symptoms described are most consistent with an allergy. Based on the info provided it is hard to say what to. Best remedy is to avoid whatever it is that you are allergic to. Outside of that nasal irrigation with a Neti pot or other device is helpful as are antihistamine medications like diphenhydramine, loratadine, and cetirizine. ...Read more

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Days ago dizziness and sinus pressure started. A few days later, sneezing began with watery runny nose. Now eyes are puffy & watering. Micronutrients?

Days ago dizziness and sinus pressure started. A few days later, sneezing began with watery runny nose. Now eyes are puffy & watering. Micronutrients?

? viral URI: Affecting your upper airways, sinuses and now your eyes. Micronutrients won't help with what you have, a doctor's evaluation is what you need at this moment, as you may very well need prescription medications, best wishes ...Read more

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Have sinus pressure & post nasal drip w/ no runny nose. Hands are shaky and ears are ringing, had eyes checked, all good. Afraid of brain tumor.?

Have sinus pressure & post nasal drip w/ no runny nose. Hands are shaky and ears are ringing, had eyes checked, all good. Afraid of brain tumor.?

Probably not!: At 20 yo your symptoms point more towards a basic sinus issue, with a possible underlying anxiety disorder. If your hand shake all the time, you may have some familial tremor or something else, but most likely not a brain tumor. If the shaking is constant, than see a neurologist to get it evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have a cold for a few days now w sinus pressure & sore throat. Today noticed that my left eye was a little irritated under the iris. What could it be?

Have a cold for a few days now w sinus pressure & sore throat. Today noticed that my left eye was a little irritated under the iris. What could it be?

URI: Sinus and Common cold usually is due to Virus and our body fights off the infection with Proper Diet, Ginger tea, Vit C, Steam Inhalation using Vicks, Decongestant or Antihistaminic (like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin)
The tears drain in the nose via Nasolacrimal Duct. When there is nasal congestion there can be eye irritation because of improper drainage o tears.
Warm compresses may help. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more