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Cheekbone Pain Sinus
Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?
Swollen what?: If you are talking about a lymph node, this is almost never normal. If the bone itself is "swollen", is it possibly you have broken it at some time? It is on the opposite side, but do you have a diagnosis for the sinus/cheek pain? Are there other swollen nodes in the neck, jaw, or armpit for example? You should probably be seen by someone who can evaluate all of this. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Cheekbone burns on left side, MRI with contrast shows maxillary sinus blocked, I have no mucus? Is that normal? Other issues ruled out!
Not normal: Not normal to have maxillary sinus blocked. See ENT doc for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more
Sinus infection 2 mos ago didn't quite go away with meds. Little better still blocked up, why do both cheeks under cheekbone appear sunken in now?
Sunken cheeks: It sounds like it's not that the area below your cheekbones are sunken (this would be quite unusual) but maybe that your cheekbones and above, in the area around your eye, may be swollen giving you this appearance. I would return to see your doctor or an ENT to confirm the persistence of your sinus infection. ...Read more
I got tension on temple, jaw, tooth, cheekbone (all unilateral). MRI reveals nothing other than chronic blockage on sinus (could that be culprit?)
I have a metallic smell that seems deep in my nose and some mild sinus pain in my left cheekbone area, also have a slightly runny nose and frequently?
I believe I have a sinus infection in my right nasal cavity. The pain underneath my cheekbone near my nose developed after all but over my common cold?
Common: Kindly see your PCP, you will probably need antibiotics, and you may need ENT consultation, wish you well ...Read more
I have a lot of tightness and pressure in my cheekbone and jaw. Does that sound more like dental problems like a wisdom tooth or sinus?
Either: Your symptoms could be from either sinus conjestion and acute or chronic sinus disease or from a dental problem like a wisdom tooth. It could also be from some other dental problem also. You should see a dentist or ENT doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a history of sinus infections... I am currently having slot of pain in my upper jaw, cheekbone and lower eye socket, swelling in the right side?
Maxillary sinus: This sounds like congestion and/or infection of the maxillary paranasal sinus. Encourage drainage by applying heat and/or inhaling steam, irrigating the nasal passages with warm, salt water, using a nasal decongestant spray sparingly, but a course of appropriate antibiotics are probably needed., An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more
Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?
Could be: Could be one or the other or both. If you have an infected tooth it will need specific dental treatment, not just pills. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more
Pain right side of face x 3 weeks. No swelling. All top teeth right side tender. Pain by nose and cheekbone. Teeth not sensitive to heat/cold. Painful to chew on that side. No nasal discharge. Toothache or Sinus? How tell the difference?
Could be either: Your upper teeth sit in the wall of the maxillary sinus that is beneath the cheekbone. They could be the source of infection, or the pain could be referred to them by a sinus infection. Teeth not sensitive makes it seem more like sinus. Warm Xlear rinse could help. Three weeks is a long time and infections in this location could become serious. You probably need to have an exam/ x-ray done. ...Read more
My fren was diagnosed with "cerebral tumour/sinus chronic maxilla", is urgent surgery needed? She has bouts of headaches daily? What is best option?
Yes, the sooner the: Need to know the extent of the mass and get out as much as possible. He will feel better and live longer. ...Read more
I have severe face pain in lower cheekbones, docs ruled out teeth, sinus etc. Could severe anxiety cause this?
Being treated for sphenoid + maxilary sinus infections. Today, my face is somewhat puffy under my eyes and top of cheekbones. Is this due to sinuses?
Sinusitis treatment: Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read more
I have future sinus surgery, TMJ (wear splint), since weather has become cooler I have had numbness in face along cheekbones down right jaw bone. Why?
I have forehead pain above my eyebrow area and in the middle of my forehead. Also tenderness in the cheekbones and eye area. Could this be sinus pain?
Yes: Your description could definitely be caused by sinus disease. Try decongestants and see your doctor. ...Read more
Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.
OTC meds for Sunuses:
Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more
Rhinosinusitis: The lining of the nose and sinuses is contiguous. The most common causes of swelling of this lining include both allergic and non allergic rhinitis, as well as infectious and inflammatory issues. Nonallergic causes may include dry air, smoke, perfumes, dust, temperature changes, etc. See your doctor for an assessment and treatment. ...Read more
Sinus rhythm: Sinus rhythm is the normal rhythm of the heart. It is produced by depolarization of cells in the 'sinus node' of the right atrium. The signal goes from there around the heart. It first depolarizes the atria and causes P wave and the passes into the ventricles and causes the QRS and T waves. This usually happens at a rate of 60-100 beats a minute. ...Read more
Heart rate problem: Sick sinus syndrome is a vague medical term referring to a problem with the heart's sinus rhythm. It can include rhythms that are too fast, too slow, irregular, or all of the above. If symptomatic, it is often treated with a pacemaker. It can be a symptom of aging, or of a deeper problem. Definitely, get it checked out asap. ...Read more
Pressure: Sinus pain often occurs because there is inflammation that lead to swelling of the nasal anatomy. Often there is my enough space for this swelling and things touch when they shouldn't. This leads to pain and pressure. When you lean over the sinus become more engorged with blood and that causes further swelling and this worsening pain/pressure. ...Read more
Address cause: One reason may be allergies producing nasal congestion. If it is, try nasal steroids. You may also have progressed such that your anatomy encourages sinus infections such as swollen nasal lining or obstruction of your sinus openings. See an ENT who will try to treat it medically first and then resort to surgery, if needed. ...Read more
Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more
Use a netipot daily: Fill 1/2 way with warm water. Add a few pinches sea salt, dissolve. Then over the bathroom sink, put spout of Neti Pot flush with one nostril and tip it up so salt solution runs down into your upended nostril and hopefully comes out the opposite nostril. Repeat # of times. ...Read more
Get rid of...: Antibiotics may need to be used, but you need regular sinus x-rays to see if you do have sinusitis. It could be allergic, or infectious, or both. Decongestants will help, as will mucolytic agents. Aleve (naproxen) should ehlp, and a brief stint on Prednisone may be in order! See your doctor! ...Read more
Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read more
Yes: The sinuses are part of our respiratory system, and smoking impairs EVERY part of that system, from the mouth and nose all the way into the deepest parts of our longs, and includes the sinuses as well. It is a major factor in most cases of chronic sinusitis, although it is by no means the only cause. Get help quitting if you need it. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes if severe: In this picture you'll see how close your sinuses are to your eyeballs. Increased pressure in your sinuses can put pressure on the nerves used for eye movement. Sinus medication can also make it hard to focus your eyes. If the area around your eyes gets red and swollen, or if you have double vision, the infection could have traveled to a dangerous place. For any vision change, see a doctor! ...Read more
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