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Ear Pain After Sinus Infection
Salt water: Try salt water nose spray or a neti, which may help. ...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
Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?
What other ear symptoms are associated with a sinus infection or sinusitis when there is no ear pain?
Sinus infection for a few weeks now, developed bad night cough and some ear pain is this all normal part of sickness/ healing?
Sinus infection: No your symptoms are not part of the healing process. See your doctor to rule an infection in your chest or ears. ...Read more
Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?
Yes and other things: The symptoms you list are shared in common with a multitude of illnesses. This could be the early stages of a viral illness, blood pressure issues, blood sugar issues, etc. If you have a recurrent pattern of ear or sinus issues, this may be an early sign, but it is to non-specific to be the only choices. ...Read more
Allergies: Yes allergies and /or sinus infections can cause achiness, neck and ear pain. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a sinus infection without congestion? For 8 weeks I've had dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, headaches, ear pain and headach
? not ur sinuses: Could be your inner ears, or middle ears, see your doctor or ENT, best wishes ...Read more
I have had sinus infection for 7 days now I'm having ear pain and neck feels swollen should I see a doctor?
Yes!: If you are currently on antibiotics for the sinus infection, they will probably treat the ear infection too, but you may need a different antibiotic. You should at least call the doc who prescribed the antibiotics to ask if they need to see you again. If you are not on medication yet, you should get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a bad sinus infection on a recent flight and experienced severe ear pain on landing. Now my ears keep cracking and popping every time I swallow.
Decongestant: You might try irrigating your sinuses with a saline solution using a neti-pot, and also taking some Pseudoephedrine (ask your friendly pharmacist). If that does not work there is oxymetozaline spray, but this can be dangerous if used too often. If these simple things don't solve the problem you might want to see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more
About a month ago I went to a doctor because I thought I had an ear infection. He prescribed me drops for my ear. Last week I went to the doctor again because of a sinus infection but also still had ear pain. He gave me a z pack. I am still having intermi
Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow. Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side. Wait or back to doc?
Call at the least: With the persistence of your symptoms, and only 1 day left of the meds, I would at least call the dr. Who originally examined you. They can review your chart and make the best decision as to when you should come back in for an second evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had sinus infection that went away. Now ear pain and large white circle/spot on left tonsil. Tonsils not swollen, no fever. Throat sore on left side?
Uncertain: This could be strep, this could be used, it may depend on your therapy, it is best to show to your position and see if they can culture it to find to find out what it is ...Read more
My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw
Since: Since this is only a couple of days old, it be a viral infection. If symptoms get worse over the next few days, or if they do not improve by a week, then you may want to go to the doctor. ...Read more
Nauseous, headache, achy all over, terrible ear pain. Saw pcp. Said sinus infection. Symptoms for 2 weeks. Meningitis? No fever no vomiting
Meningitis: Unlikely meningitis. Meningitis is usually viral or bacterial. Sensitivity to light, fever, chills, severe headache, and neck stiffness are classic signs. A lumbar puncture and analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will help make the diagnosis. Your primary medical doctor may refer you to a neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation if the sinusitis does not resolve with treatment. ...Read more
I have the following symptoms, headache, jaw pain, nasal congestion, and ear pain but, I have no fever. Do I have a pissible sinus infection?
It hurts to swallow throat is dry and have symptoms of sinus infection, cold ear pain, headaches, and pressure of sinuses please help me thank you?
Interesting question: Your question mentions several issues which would likely need prescription medication. You get that from your local doc, not an information site. Hydrate, rest and take some OTC pain relievers for now, but arrange to be seen by your doc or at an urgent care center. ...Read more
For 10 days I had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?
See below: With your description, this is likely viral in nature. Abx are way overused in our society and according to the infectious disease society of america, 98% of all sinusitis is viral and does not need abx. Ear infx are also often viral and the pain you are feeling is due to the fluid behind the ear drum. Also, yellow or green mucous is non-specific and does not always mean bacterial. Tx yr symps. ...Read more
Hello, I am a 48 year old female. 3 weeks ago I had an intense earache in my left ear. I also physically could not lay on it as well as shooting pain. My MD although no sign of fluid thought perhaps I had a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. N
Earache: What you are describing is quite common. If your ear drum looked pretty normal, it isn't likely you have an ear infection. A sinus infection could cause ear pain, but you would also expect to have nasal congestion, facial pressure and/or pain as well as nasal discharge. You are more likely suffering from pain in your jaw joint. To make sure, you should really have an exam by an ear specialist. ...Read more
Sudafed if no HBP: Sudafed is a great decongestant and helps with ear pain. You need to ask the pharmacist because it is kept behing the counter. If you have high blood pressure, do not take sudafed. If you are anxious, you may not want to take sudafed either. It can cause palpitations and make anxiety worse. Vitamin c 500mg 3x per day is a natural antihistamine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin mucus so you can blow it out. ...Read more
I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?
Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted. Help?
antibiotics: It would be important to clarify if you have a sinus infection - b/c chronic rhintis can cause similar symptoms and are treated with antihistamines and decongestants and nasal steroids. Sinus infections often don't set in for 10-14dys - although can be quicker if you have a chronic sinus/nasal issues. ...Read more
How do I unclog my ears if I am currently recovering from a sinus infection and have extremely clogged ears?
I hope you mean...: I hope you mean get rid of the "clogging feeling", not your ears! All kidding aside, things you do to relieve pressure on an airplane are helpful here. Chew gum, yawn, "pop" your ears by plugging your nose and shut your mouth and blow (this may be a little uncomfortable at first, but is really helpful). Time also helps, as sometimes it just takes a while for the body to clean up the stuff after. ...Read more
Have sinus infection. On antiobiotics for the last 5 days. Both ears blocked. What can I do to unblock ears?
Can take time!: Sinus infections are stubborn, and can take a while to treat. As you've found, your ears may feel blocked, too. Using Normal Saline nose drops can help. Over-the-counter saline sprays are marketed as "simply sinus" or "little noses" - marketed for kids. Guaifeniscen (sold as the brand mucinex) can loosen secretions and make you more comfortable. See your doctor if the ear blockage persists. ...Read more
I have sinus infection for more tha three years. I have symptoms like ear congestion, tinitus, confusions, light headness,?
Please see your neighborhood ENT doc.
Best wishes. ...Read more
What would the symptoms of infection aquired via neti pot be? I have sinus and ear pain and have used neti pot with untreated well water.
Sinus irrigation: Please do not do that again. Only use sterile distilled water and use an irrigating bottle that can be washed and put into the microwave for 60-90 seconds to sterilize it. You could develop deadly amoebic meningitis otherwise with severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, coma, convulsions, and death. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection. Does this mean that I can't swim in any water, even lakes? Washing my hair could be a problem also because of water in ears?
Sinus infection late feb. Symptoms cleared, but ears are still a little clogged. Can hear, but often trying to clear them. Normal? Appt scheduled.
No disease is normal: What I mean is that although you may have had a viral rhino-sinusitis and you are having minor symptoms of eustachian tube blockage; this is not normal. Furthermore, you have an appointment with a physician, hopefully an ENT doctor who can specifically identify if you have either a negative pressure in your middle ears or just et blockage with mucus. ...Read more
What to do if I'm using Neti Pot fo weeks now and it opened up my right ear but iam having some sinus infection. S it because of netipot?
Call your doctor: Are you self diagnosing sinuses or was it diagnosed by the doctor? Sinuses when clogged or infected have connections with ears so that's not a stretch to put together in terms of maladies going hand in hand. If you saw your physician were you given any meds? If you haven't seen your doc yet then, that's the next step. In the mean time, GOOD fluids, GOOD FLUIDS, & more GOOD FLUIDS & call doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Ringing in your ears from any kind of nasal issue is usually from having congestion in your nose. This can then lead to eustachian tube dysfunction which can be associated with ringing. There are certainly many other causes of ringing which may need to be explored depending on your age and other health problems. ...Read more
URI: The sinuses and the middle ear are connected by various pathways, including the eustacian tubes to the middle ear, the nasoparynx and so on. Also the same organisms that usually infect the sinuses also infect other areas of the upper respiratory tract. ...Read more
For 5 days now I have woke up in the morning and my ears feel full and and hardly hear could I have sinus infection?
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