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Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

No: No, it can feel like a "pressure sensation" behind or in your eye, but the actual pressure inside the eye is not affected by a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Does the barometric pressure cause headaches or is it just sinus pressure due to allergies?

Does the barometric pressure cause  headaches or is it just sinus pressure due to allergies?

Yes and yes: Weather changes can trigger many types of headaches. There is a specific type of sinus headache, called barosinusitis, that can be triggered by barometric pressure changes. ...Read more

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Hi, i'd like to know if bad sinus pressure and headaches can lead to a high iop reading for your eye?

Hi, i'd like to know if bad sinus pressure and headaches can lead to a high iop reading for your eye?

Not likely: Ordinary sinus infections don't have direct affects on intraocular pressure. If by chance your sinus infection was so severe as to spread into the orbit (eye socket), then the associated pressure in the orbit can compress the eyeball and consequently raise iop. This latter infection (orbital cellulitis) is extremely serious and requires prompt medical and potential surgical management. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause a baby to have yellow eyes?

No: Frontal sinuses are located just above the nose and are not formed in an young child; maxillary sinuses that are located on either side of the nose do not get blocked as they have a large opening. So, sinus infections do not happen in infants. Yellow eyes are from jaundice or severe cases of hypercarotenemia. So, if the eyes are yellow, the infant needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Does an eye infection also cause headaches?

Does an eye infection also cause headaches?

Related: Most eye infections are due to viral illnesses called uri. These are colds. Calls can exacerbate sinusitis and sinusitis is a common cause of headaches. So it follows, that what appears to be in i infection causing a headache is all part of the same called or uri. ...Read more

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Had surgery to fix deviated septum and clean sinuses--REALLY bad infection. Could the infection have caused my Intracranial Hypertension symptoms?

Had surgery to fix deviated septum and clean sinuses--REALLY bad infection. Could the infection have caused my Intracranial Hypertension symptoms?

Probably not.: Has the sinus procedure cured your infection? If not, talk to the ENT surgeon ASAP. There does not seem to be a relationship between sinus infection and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiopathic_intracranial_hypertension#Causes ...Read more

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Why does dry air cause my nose to burn and get stuffy? Can this cause sinus infections?

Why does dry air cause my nose to burn and get stuffy? Can this cause sinus infections?

See below: Justin: Sinus or sinusitis is an overused term, without a uniform connotation. Dry air can dry out the mucus membrane of the nose and cause a sensation of burning, especially if you do not make enough mucus. Dry air by itself does not cause sinusitis. Bacterial infection in the sinuses may require antibiotic treatment. Seeing your doctor would be prudent to settle the issue. ...Read more

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How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure? I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure?  I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

Glaucoma: Carbidopa/levodopa are contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it may result in acute intraocular pressure rise. In people with open angle glaucoma, intraocular pressure should be monitored carefully. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?

Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?

Define infant: The sinus cavities don't start to form clinically until 4-6m and are difficult to assess reliably before a year of age, if then. Sinus xrays at a year are often filled with fluid with a cold & that study does not reliably confirm a dx. After a year of age the DX is a bit more realistic. Tonsillitis & nasopharyngitis are common early sinusitis like illnesses & can boost a fever &wbc. ...Read more

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Does having sinus congestion also affect the glaucoma pressure in an eye?

Does having sinus congestion also affect the glaucoma pressure in an eye?

No: Sinus pressure can be felt around the eye, often making a patient think the pressure in the eye is elevated. Sinus congestion has no affect on intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does an eye infection cause headache?

Does an eye infection cause headache?

Could: Pain around eyes can lead to a headache because of referred pain. Hard to localize where pain is coming from around the eye, can be from ear, tooth, sinus, head, etc. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of chronic nose bleeds. normal BP. no sinus problems.

What can be the cause of chronic nose bleeds. normal BP.  no sinus problems.

Trauma: Frequent nose bleeds can be from trauma. The nose has a tremendous blood supply. After the first nose bleed you may find additional nose bleeds hntil it finally heals.
Try to keep the area clean and moist but dont pick the scab or blow your nose too hard etc. try nasal spray to avoid the itching. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause pressure in the head?

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 more

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I have a sinus infection with Pressure in cheek, forehead. Could the infection cause my upper teeth to be very sensitive to cold water when drinki?

I have a sinus infection with   Pressure in cheek, forehead.  Could the infection cause my upper teeth to be very sensitive to cold water when drinki?

Absolutely: The layer of tissues between the upper sinuses and the ends of the roots of the upper back teeth is only 2 cells thick (microscopically thin), and therefore infected sinus and cold sensitivity go hand in hand. See your General Physician or an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist to treat your sinus infection. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sinus pressure from a sinus infection?

Several posibilities: Nasal irrigation with saline solution via neti-pot, Pseudoephedrine decongestant (or oxymetozaline, but be careful), nasal steroid spray. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Is it possible that sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Possible: It is possible for ethmoid ( the sinuses next to the orbit) sinusitis to encroach upon the orbit (globe of the eye) and affect the extra-ocular muscles. Sometimes the bone separating the ethmoid sinus from the eye is dehiscent (loss of bone) and infection can enter the orbit secondary to sinus infection. Much more common in pediatric sinusitis. ...Read more

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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

Sinusitis: An infection in the nasopharynx can certainly spread to the middle ear for otitis media and ultimately labyrinthitis. It will likely respond to the same treatment prescribed for the sinusitis. You may need symptom relief for the dizzyness until the infection resolves. ...Read more

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What blood vessel malformations could lead to recurrent headaches behind the right eye, causing the eye to become red, and watery? Eye pressure normal

What blood vessel malformations could lead to recurrent headaches behind the right eye, causing the eye to become red, and watery? Eye pressure normal

ParoxysmalHemicrania: is trigeminal autonomic cephalgia. PH is characterized by frequent (10 to 20) brief, intense unilateral head pain attacks daily. PH is more common in women, with an average age of onset of 30 years. The headache attacks are accompanied by lacrimation, conjunctival injection, rhinorrhea, periorbital swelling. It is an indomethacin-responsive headache disorder. Rec.: see orofacial pain specialist ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more