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Can sinus problems and allergies cause muscle aches, neck pain/stiffness and full body aches?

Can sinus problems and allergies cause muscle aches, neck pain/stiffness and full body aches?

Probably not: Sinus infections can not directly cause body aches. Upper respiratory allergy does not usually cause muscle aches and neck pain. A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract can produce all these symptoms. If so, be patient, drink a lot of fluids and your immune system should kick in. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days, see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Yes it can: Yes, you can have those symptoms with sinus problems due to heavy concentration of nerves around sinus, palate and neck. See your pcp to evaluate sinuses for possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have lump im middle of my throat along with brain fog forgetfullness and throat and sinus problems I think it may be thyroid problem can u help me?

I have lump im middle of my throat along with brain fog forgetfullness and throat and sinus problems I think it may be thyroid problem can u help me?

Agree: Symptoms sound like thyroid dysfunction with the presence of a goiter aka an enlarged thyroid gland. See your physician for a blood test. May need thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Possible? Yes.: Your complaints and symptoms are worrisome. Lest one speculate on all the issues at hand and causes for your symptoms, I would recommend you see your pcp and then have an appropriate work up, testing, referral to ent, neurology and others that may be appropriate and then see what comes out. I would not delay in getting your symptoms addressed. Best to you! ...Read more

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Help I am having bad sinus problems? Brain fog, stiff neck, anxiety? What should I do?

Help I am having bad sinus problems? Brain fog, stiff neck, anxiety? What should I do?

See your doctor: There are various reasons why you may have these symptoms. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Following such an evaluation, work-up if any will be done, and the cause and treatment for these symptoms could then be developed. ...Read more

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Painful lump in left side of neck, and hurts to move, suffered sinus problems over past few months, not sleeping properly weird dreams and some headaches?

Painful lump in left side of neck, and hurts to move, suffered sinus problems over past few months, not sleeping properly weird dreams and some headaches?

Neck lump?: Best for you to get the Neck lump clinically evaluated. It may be a reactive lymph node, but an exam and some testing would tell you definitively. Not sure about the weird dreams, but the headaches and sinus issues may be related to a reactive lymph node. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back left side of my neck just below the hair line. I have been vomiting for 5 days with no fever or sinus problems. What do I do?

I have a lump in the back left side of my neck just below the hair line. I have been vomiting for 5 days with no fever or sinus problems. What do I do?

Lets review your que: How long have you had the lump on your neck? Is it tender? Has it enlarged?
Do you have a headache? is it similar to your migraines? Neck pain can cause a headache. I am not sure the vomiting is related to the lump. Is the vomiting a few episodes or a lot? And diarrhea? abdominal pain/fever/sorethroat/myalgias?
Do you feel dizzy. If vomitning freq. Avoid foods athe time drink small amounts of wate ...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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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Yes: Infections of the sinuses can even cause blindness. Any vision changes with the finding of vision changes need immediate treatment. Oral antibiotics are sometimes effective with decongestants but surgical intervention is indicated in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Yes: Yes it can. If you take the right treatment you will end up with a dry mouth. ...Read more

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I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

Indirectly, perhaps: If diabetic's blood sugars are not well controlled, the excess glucose may allow bacteria/viruses to thrive more easily in the sinuses. Keep sugar under control; flush nasal passages/sinuses with saline spray to wash out germs (neti pot works well, too; just remember to use boiled or distilled water). Wash hands frequently, especially if around others with infections. ...Read more

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What can cause sinus problems? What is it? How can we cure it? Make it better?

What can cause sinus problems? What is it? How can we cure it? Make it better?

Sinusitis? Hum.: Are you certain it is sinusitis? Belly pain is not sinusitis.
If you nose remains plugged up, you can use humming, lots of green tea with lemon and honey, and warm compresses over your nose and below your eyes.
Ask your doctor about using the Grossan Hydro Pulse to clear your nose and sinuses. ...Read more

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Can a bad tooth cause sinus problems?

Can a bad tooth cause sinus problems?

Yes: If an upper molar has an infected nerve, it can drain into the sinus. Have a dentist xray the area you suspect the sinus is infected. ...Read more

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Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Yes: Chronic sinusitis is not usually associated with pain, but sinonasal congestion or polyps are usually associated with mid-facial or frontal headaches. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Sometimes: There are many reasons you can feel pressure in the head.

Rhinitis and sinusitis can cause pressure, but most often not. You may want to see a doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: Also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Depends: Sinusitis can cause pain, which is a neurological symptom. In rare cases, advanced serious sinus infections can cause ocular symptoms like double vision, impaired eye motion; and intracranial problems like meningitis or a brain abscess. These are some of the neurological problems associated with sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

No: Sinus disease is the result of the impairment of normal drainage and airflow through the sinuses. The drainage openings can get obstructed by viral infection, allergy, septal deviation, nasal polyps, tumors, barotrauma among others. Mercury fillings play no role in acute or chronic sinus disease. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a nut allergy cause painful sinus problems that aren't instantaneous?

Could it happen such that a nut allergy cause painful sinus problems that aren't instantaneous?

Nut allergy: Usually they cause hives and difficulty breathing and the effects are immediate. Sinus problems can be from pollen and other environmental elements, see an allergist, get tested and know your triggers. ...Read more

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My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

Septorhinoplasty: You need a thorough evaluation which may include a physical exam, nasal endoscopy and possibly even a ct scan of the sinuses. Should the problem seem to be from a structural issue (as opposed to allergies) surgery may help. It would involve making incisions inside and possibly outside (though well hidden) of the nose and possibly removing and re-breaking some nasal bones. ...Read more

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It is well documented that many migraines that feel like sinus headaches are not being caused by sinus problems. How do you differentiate?

It is well documented that many migraines that feel like sinus headaches are not being caused by sinus problems. How do you differentiate?

Headaches: Sinus headaches are often accompanied by stuffiness, postnasal drip and ear pressure. The two types of headaches are also relieved by different types of medications. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more