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I am just getting over a cold. I am experiencing ear pain in my left ear and sinus congestion and headache. Why am I getting new symptoms?

I am just getting over a cold. I am experiencing ear pain in my left ear and sinus congestion and headache. Why am I getting new symptoms?

Complicated: Cold and cough may have exacerbated tmj. Residual inflammation in eustachian tube may have lead to otitis media (hearing loss is key sign of this). If you have pain in the temples and on opening and closing of mouth - think tmj. Take some Motrin and softer foods. ...Read more

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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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After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

Reactive node: It sound's like you have a reactive lymph node. This is a lymph node that is doing it's job by enlarging to help get rid of the infections you've been suffering. It should be gone within 4 weeks. If it's not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Have doctor recheck: Your ears. The antibiotic used for sinus infections also treats ear infections, but if the pain doesn't get better in a day or 2, go back to the doctor. Meanwhile, take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?

I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?

Medical evaluation: By an allergist/ ENT is needed, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Yes: You need a full medical history and exam. Studies show untreated or undertreated seasonal allergies can lead to more frequent acute otitis media and bacterial rhinosinusitis. Need exam to scope your ear and probably treat otitis media and sinusitis simultaneously with augmentin. Try pseudoeohedrine 60 q 6 hours if tolerable and see MD. ...Read more

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Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Allergies: Yes allergies and /or sinus infections can cause achiness, neck and ear pain. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

Not brain or sinus: It sounds like a jaw problem. Spasm and inflammation of your jaw joint can cause all these symptoms. Do you chew gum? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication, ice to your jaw joint and consult with a dentist. ...Read more

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Why am I having ear problems still? So in I had sinus infections for months then developed severe ear pain, ringing, hearing loss, numbness etc

Why am I having ear problems still? So in I had sinus infections for months then developed severe ear pain, ringing, hearing loss, numbness etc

Ear problems: See an ear nose and throat specialist. You may have eustachian tube disfunction coupled with allergic rhinitis.The fluid in your middle ears age giving you pain and causing ringing. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Ear pain, sinus pressure, tingling tongue, tingling roof of mouth and pressure on roof of mouth. Causes?

Ear pain, sinus pressure, tingling tongue, tingling roof of mouth and pressure on roof of mouth. Causes?

Sinus infection: Hard to say. Other than tongue symptoms, this sounds like a sinus infection. I would start with a visit to the M.D. He/she may recommend a ct scan. ...Read more

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Could I be experiencing allergies in winter season? I feel ill no fever! Upset stomach, sinus congestion, sore throat, ear pain/pressure. Low appeti

Could I be experiencing allergies in winter season? I feel ill no fever! Upset stomach, sinus congestion, sore throat, ear pain/pressure. Low appeti

Yes: You may be allergic to indoor allergens which include house dust mites, molds, pet etc. However upset stomach occurs only rarely mostly from profuse post-nasal drips. If your house has a humidifier in the furnace or anywhere, be sure to check for molds in the water compartment. You need to consult your doctor as well since there are many other answers. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Acupuncture: This treatment modality is ancient in origin, but has been found to have some utility when tested by modern science. It is used with some success on today's battlefields as a pain control adjunct for the wounded. I cannot predict whether it would work for your particular problem, but the downside risks are very low. ...Read more

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Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat infection?: Sounds like it could be a throat/tonsil infection. May need to get on some antibiotics. Not typical for sinus infection. ...Read more

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What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

Ok, if pain gone.: What has probably happened is that When you use the sinus rinse you may have used slightly too much pressure. This can sometimes force salt water up to your eustachian tube and up into your middle ear. This is not uncommon. Also, if your eustachian tube was blocked the salt water could have reduced some of the swelling around the opening and help you relieve pressure in your from your middle ear. ...Read more

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I've had sinus trouble since February. No antibiotic helps!! I have dizziness ear pain!! Had CT everything is clear!! ?

Sinus: It could be allergies. You may want to do allergy testing. It could also be secondary to food sensitivities so consider and elimination diet. Occasionally after long term treatment with antibiotic you can get fungal infection of the sinuses. Full evaluation by an ENT would be important. Dizziness could be unrelated or side effect of medications. Ear pain can have other causes such as TMJ. ...Read more