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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Can sinus infection cause floating feeling in the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can mimic almost anything in the head.
My ENT doctor once told me, that the sinuses are very unforgiving, so do not miss any of the treatment instructions I give you. ...Read more

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Noticing eye floaters after sinus mucocele surgery. Is there a connection? Will it go away with time?

Noticing eye floaters after sinus mucocele surgery. Is there a connection? Will it go away with time?

Not related: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read more

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I have just started taking amoxicillan for a double ear infection and sertraline for anxiety. Almost immediately my eye floaters dissappeared. Why?

I have just started taking amoxicillan for a double ear infection and sertraline for anxiety. Almost immediately my eye floaters dissappeared. Why?

Don't really know?: If you discover the answer then, by all means please get back with us. You could be famous!

All the best...hope the floaters have been truly eliminated for good. ...Read more

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Phlegm sensation at back of throat coming from sinus, can't cough out feels thick (stuck) feel like vomiting, no runny nose, but dizziness eye floaters?

Phlegm sensation at back of throat coming from sinus, can't cough out feels thick (stuck) feel like vomiting, no runny nose, but dizziness eye floaters?

Phlegm: Sounds like you have a post nasal drip. try taking mucinex, (guaifenesin) and avoiding dairy foods for a while and see if this helps. Uncontrolled gastritis could also cause post nasal drip. Do you have gerd or sour sensation, heart burn. Then I would suggest you take prilosec 1 tablet a day. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection make my eye twitch?

Can a sinus infection make my eye twitch?

Twitchy eye: Shouldn't. Likely blepharospasm. Another benign condition which will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

How can you get pink eye if you don't have a cold or sinus infection?

From someone else: If you yourself are not infected with a cold or upper respiratory infection, then you most likely came into contact with someone or something that was carrying the virus. Once you came into contact with the virus you touched your eye and infected it. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection/ blocked sinus make your eye and eyebrow twitch a lot?

Can sinus infection/ blocked sinus make your eye and eyebrow twitch a lot?

Yes: There are many reasons to have eye twitching and most are benign. An infection can certainly cause this. ...Read more

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Have what I think is sinus infection but everything I blow my nose it comes out my eye too. Why?

Have what I think is sinus infection but everything I blow my nose it comes out my eye too. Why?

Nasolacrimal duct: Air escaping through nasolacrimal duct. Nothing to worry about. See ENT doc for sinusitis if not resolving. ...Read more

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What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

Allergy?: Your symptoms can be due to sinus infection but seasonal allergies can also have these symptoms. An evaluation by your doctor would be needed to determine the etiology of your symptoms and render the correct treatment. ...Read more

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When I blink my eye it gets blurry sometimes, can allergies cause this bc I have a sinus infection. And it hurts to press on my right eye?

See eye doctor: There are many things that can cause blurry vision. You need an eye exam by an eye doctor to sort this out. Sinus infections can cause some discomfort around the eyes but again you need to see a doctor to sort this out. Eye pain and blurry vision can be signs of a serious problem so please get an eye exam as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Eye dr ordered MRI for aura while eyes are closed. Normal result, but showed an old sinus infection. What does it mean? I assume they're not related?

Eye dr ordered MRI for aura while eyes are closed. Normal result, but showed an old sinus infection. What does it mean? I assume they're not related?

Likely not related: Your doctor was likely trying to rule out other causes for your visual changes with the mri. Auras can be seen with classic migraines and with optical migraines. An old sinus infection is not a probable cause for an aura but ongoing sinus inflammation can be a trigger for migraines. ...Read more

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I woke up with a blurry spot in my left eye. No other symptoms like numbness, pain, filmy eyeetc. I may have a sinus infection. Should I be concerned?

I woke up with a blurry spot in my left eye. No other symptoms like numbness, pain, filmy eyeetc. I may have a sinus infection. Should I be concerned?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision can be due to any number of things. If you woke up with blurry vision, it's possible your eye was open during the night and it is now dry, causing blurry vision, especially if you normally sleep on the same side. If the blurry spot enlarges, becomes more dense, or generally is not improving within 24 hours and no associated symptoms, should have eye doctor look soon. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

Your: Your sinuses may be draining, or you may be getting another infection. You can try saline nasal spray, and a humidifer or even a steam room to clear this up. There are also "netti pots", which you can ask your pharmacist about that can help drain your sinuses. If a patient has persistent sinus pain, fever, or vomiting, then they should consult with their physician. ...Read more

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Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Yes, possibly: Very common, especially in viral colds-sinuses issues to have eye issues. If symptoms persist seek out care. ...Read more

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Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is coughing up mucus and having dark circles around your eyes common with a sinus infection?

Is coughing up mucus and having dark circles around your eyes common with a sinus infection?

Perfectly normal: Plus if you have allergies and fever on top of it, it just adds more fuel to the fire (sinusitis). So make sure to hydrate, drink plenty of liquids, get some rest, and time for mucus to be gone! Have a bland diet, stay off sugars, sweets of any kind as this produce more phlegm (mucus). Also, stay away from any processed or fried foods too for the same reason, and be kind to your system, and heal. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Sinus pressure: You most likely have an inflammation of the sinus lining and the sinus may be full of material. This will feel like pressure in the forehead and behind the eye. ...Read more

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I no longer have vertigo but I'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

I no longer have vertigo but I'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

Sinusitis: That is possible, but cannot possibly diagnose this over the internet without a full history and physical exam. If this persists please go and see a doctor. Canada has a great health care system. ...Read more

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How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!

How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!

Sinus infection: The same germ that is affecting your sinuses can affect the conjunctiva of your eyes, thereby clouding up your eyes and making it hard to focus. ...Read more

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Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?

Could: If you tender around the eye with tapping it most likely sinus problem. Please consult your doctor for evaluation and poss imaging. You may need treatment for sinusitis.
Feel better ...Read more

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Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should I be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?

Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should I be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?

Yes: If it causes facial pain and sensitivity, need to get antibiotics after confirmation of the sinusitis by clinical examination, and preferably ct scan of sinuses, to be orderd by the pcp, and if not ct scan atleast xray of sinuses. Somethimes the opening of the sinuses are blocked which tends to cause stagnation of the mucus and pus inside the sinuses and can cause pain, fever. See pcp/ent doctor. ...Read more

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If I have bacterial pink eye does that mean I have a sinus infection too?

If I have bacterial pink eye does that mean I have a sinus infection too?

Maybe: Bacterial pink eye is a bit unusual, and should be evaluated by an eye doctor. The organism causing the infection is important to know. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection that has moved to hurting above eyes cause swelling in one or both arms?

Sinus infection: Sinus infections are isolated to the head and neck they never involve the lower extremities unless there is a massive infection that involves the veins that drain the head and neck. In these cases the whole head and neck are swollen as the infection extends to the brachio-cephalic veins that drain into the superior vena cava near the heart. There would be other signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been sick now for 8 days. Sinus infection, ears are hurting and clogged and eye was matted and blurry. Will this go away on its own or do I need?

Depends: Is the diagnosis correct? If actually have sinusitis you may need antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroids, saline rinses with neti-pot, strongly suggest seeing a doctor and having this examined. If it develops into chronic condition you may have long term issues. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. Ana Adelstein
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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