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Causes Of Pressure In The Head
What are the causes of pressure in the head and ears accompanied with tiresome and difficulty in breathing?
Sinus congestion?: The swelling undoubtedly involves all the linings of the nasal cavity, including sinuses, not only the turbinates. It's just that the turbinates are easy for the doctor to observe. Your "head pressure & tightness" probably are due to general congestion including sinuses. Try a decongestant spray like Afrin®, then discuss with your doctor if it doesn't help. ...Read more
Can ear problems cause head pressure feeling daily? Get head pressure & a lot of ringing in my ears
Feels like pressure: A sinus infection will put pressure on the lining of the sinus. The tissue that lines the sinus has a lot of nerve endings and when aggravated they make you feel like there is a lot of pressure in your head but there is only pressure on the nerve endings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If spinal stenosis is severe enough in the neck or cervical spine it can cause a condition known as myelopathy which can include these symptoms. Also, degenerative changes in neck can also contribute to some of these complaints. There is a 20% chance of co-existing stenosis in lumbar spine as well when it is found in neck. A double whammy! but so can other conditions so you see your physician! ...Read more
What are some causes for pressure like feeling in head that has occurred for 3-4 days on and off randomly?
Many possibilities!: Causes for a pressure-like feeling in the head can be from a number of things, including a viral infection (cold, flu, etc.), sinus congestion (sinusitis, allergies, etc.), stress (tense muscles, tense neck, etc.), medications, other "drugs" (drug use, drug withdrawal, caffeine effects, etc.), hydration changes, blood sugar changes, fumes (carbon monoxide, etc.), rare tumors, rare aneurysms, etc.. ...Read more
Many things: Many things can be responsible for this. You need to be examined by a physician who will determine if you need a neurologist , an ENT specialist or tests. ...Read more
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