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Can Sinusitis Affect Your Eyes
Possibly: Pain behind the eyes (retrobulbar) can be from sinusitis. However, if you do not experience other symptoms of sinusitis (runny nose, post-nasal drainage, recent upper respiratory infection), the pain may from an entirely different cause. It is best to consult an ear, nose, and throat specialist regarding this. ...Read more
You bet.: Yes, pressure between your eyes, or above your eyes, or below your eyes or behind your eyes. That sinusitis monster can come at you from all sides, depending on where it decides to sit and fester. Between the eyes probably the ethmoid and/or sphenoid sinuses; above the eyes, the frontal sinuses and below the eyes the maxillary sinuses. A Google search will get you to some pictures of them. ...Read more
I suffer from facial swelling esp in my cheeks and under my eyes presumably due to sinusitis. The swelling has not gone down?
Depends on which: Sinuses are infected. Some of them are very close to the eyes and headaches are common with a sinus infection. However, it would be best to call your dr his morning and review your case with them... Is this a new symptom? How severe? Meds you ate taking :antibiotics. Nasal sprays. Decongestants etc. ...Read more
Probably not sinus: 90% of headaches are NOT sinus related but are migraine variants. Try ice packs at forehead and back of neck at the same time. Also accupressure at the occiput relieves frontal headache pain. Try 2 golf balls in a sock and lie down with the pressure on the 2 bumps at back of head. If migraine Rx meds will help in 15 min. These are hereditary ...Read more
I have a headache above my eyebrow. I saw my doctor and I don't have sinusitis. It hurts so much since I wake up. I have checked also my eyes.
Headache: Greetings. Headaches above the eyes can be related to sinusitis involving the frontal sinuses. Other options could be migraine induced. Having your eyes checked is a good recommendation. Sinus blockage could be present too without having a bacterial or viral infection. Try Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 days. I also recommend ibuprofen/Tylenol as needed. ...Read more
Do sinusitis cause eye pressure/pain especially if I press? And also my eyes hurts when I move? I do have sinusitis, so is this all related? Thanks!
I hv dark spots in line of my vision in both eyes I had history of acute sinusitis pain in my eyes from 2007.Pain only when I get infctn but spots thr?
I suffer from burning eyes when I use the computer. Could my burning eyes have any connection with my bilateral maxillary sinusitis and ethmoidtis>?
No! But your eyes: Are getting dryer from decreased blink reflex as a result of computer work, and can lead to dry eyes! Your staring at the screen causes this. So take many breaks and use lubricating artificial tears without preservatives. The sinusitis is a separate issue that you should be in touch with your PCP about. ...Read more
sinusitis for past 12 yrs. Severe pain behind eyes 90% of the time. Mucus comes from nose when I press my eyes. Cant even read. Feel like dying often?
Yes: Not too infrequently I have patients in which their main complaint is fatigue more so than the sinus complaints. These patients present with less significant sinus complaints. But often get noticeably better with treatment. ...Read more
If my eyes are very red from sinusitis, do I need a doctor? Sinuses blocked for 4 days, but sinuses better. Eyes look bad though.
Depends: If there is green or yellow discharge coming from the eyes, it is advisable to see a doctor. If the sinusitis was due to allergy, an allergy tablet might help. If the eyes have a clear discharge, it might be a viral infection that must run its course. Be careful to avoid spreading infection from any discharge. ...Read more
Pain above eye brows & behind eyes when moving my eyes back & forth. Started after being exposed to a dog, which I'm allergic to. Sinusitis? What 2 do?
Unusual: Usually when one is allergic to dog, the reaction subside after a few hours and the type of pain you described is not expected. If the problem persists for >2 days, consult your doctor. ...Read more
I have twitching/involuntary movement around both my eyes. Could they be due to chronic sinusitis?
Is it normal for sinusitis to cause pretty severe swelling to the face (sides of nose, bridge of nose, corners of the eyes and under eyes)?
Chronic sinusitis diagnosed ten years ago. Used medicine many times but nothing changed. I feel pain around eyes, have head ache. Is surgery last option?
Yes and no: 2 options at this point depending on your exam and ct sinus scan results. One is in-office balloon sinuplasty and the other is minimally invasive image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery in my hands. For more information on these procedures visit www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more
Hv bronchitis 8 wks developed into sinusitis. Headache + press behind eyes. How long will this last? Does it cause any vision loss? Tkg. Tylenol (acetaminophen) pain
8 weeks of bronchitis and now sinusitis tells me that you have upper and lower respiratory systems infected or inflamed. There needs to be culture of your sputum, lab, chest and sinus xrays.
Prolonged antibiotics are indicated IF there is infection.
Ancillary treatments are inhalers, decongestants, maybe steroids and lots of hydration.
Vision loss is rare. Please see your physician ASAP. ...Read more
Nose is stuffy, headache at top of my head and in my eyes making me fatigued. Wondering this could be related to allergy or sinusitis?
Either: Could be either or both. Try over the counter allergy meds, if no improvement see a doctor. ...Read more
Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes. Worst in the morning. Most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?
Ocular allergies: For people suffering from allergic related sinus & ocular issues, many available medications are available. For ocular surface itching, you can try zaditor™ Found over the counter twice daily. If eyelid margins feel itchy, moderately warm compresses followed by cleansing the eyelashes and lids with diluted baby shampoo twice daily may alleviate your symptoms. Prior to going to bed, try gel I drops ...Read more
What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.
Should I ask my doc antibiotic? I had sinusitis for 3 weeks now. I can breathe, no congestion just pressure around face, nose and eyes.
I have been having this pressure feeling between m eyes. My nose is extremely dry and my thoat dty and sore. Also I habe allergies. Is it sinusitis?
Hello I have paranasal sinusitis. Its written in my ct scan result. It's been 1 year I've got it now. And my eyes are so sensitive to light and it hurts?
Can glaucoma suspect take medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak? Taking for chronic sinusitis and eat bulging. Eyes feel painful.
I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?
Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read more
I have a heaviness feeling on my nose in the area between my eyes and the frequent need to pop my ears. No congestion & mucus. Do I have sinusitis?
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?
Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!
Itchy eyes and nose, GI upset, anxiety, sinusitis (tried 5 rounds of abx-no relief), burning sensation all over my body in my nerves. Could it be allergy?
Can an illness cause dry hair such as sinusitis or the flu? I think I have sinusitis cause my nose is tender to touch and my eyes r watery and dry hai
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