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Dr. William Becker
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Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

Dr. William Becker
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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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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses caused by a virus, allergies, bacteria or fungus. The vast majority of sinusitis does not need antibiotics and goes away with simple remidies like NSAIDs, ...Read more


Dr. William Cies
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Is it common to have eye issues like discomfort , or pressure above the eyebrow &/or around the eye, when dealing with a cold or sinus infection?

Dr. William Cies
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Is it common to have eye issues like discomfort , or pressure above the eyebrow &/or around the eye,  when dealing with a cold or sinus infection?

Yes very common: The separation between the sinuses and the orbit (the bony vault that contain the eye and it's structures) is very this. Thus any swelling or inflammation of your sinuses can be felt as pressure or pain in or around your eyes. If the problem persists you may need to see both an ENT doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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I recently took a zpack for a sinus infection. I have had pressure and pain ongoing behind one eye around one month now. It's still there. Now what?

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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I recently took a zpack for a sinus infection. I have had pressure and pain ongoing behind one eye around one month now. It's still there. Now what?

Recheck: Azithromycin is not the drug of choice for an acute sinus infection. Amoxicillin and Augmentin are, but of corse some are allergic to these drugs. You may need to be re-examined to determine the reason for your present symptoms/lack of response. ...Read more

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Dr. Chi-Wah Yung
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Eye and head pressure with sinus infection?

Dr. Chi-Wah Yung
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Eye and head pressure with sinus infection?

Yes: All of our sinuses are connected. Sinus infection will increase the pressure within the sinus and some time causing discomfort and headache. Since the orbit is also surrounded by sinuses, some time you will feel like pressure behind the eye with sinus infection. Sinus infection however will not affect the pressure within the eye itself (intraocular pressure). ...Read more

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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Have had a sinus infection. Now have severe pain behind eye, above eye and temple. Pressure in the eye, the eye is push out a bit. What is going on?

Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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Have had a sinus infection. Now have severe pain behind eye, above eye and temple. Pressure in the eye, the eye is push out a bit. What is going on?

Orbital cellulitis: One of the complications of sinus infection is orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis results in eye ball protrusion, pain on eye movements, limited eye movements. It is important that you seek medical care right away. Ct scan differentialtes periorbital versus orbital cellulitis. It requires management with systemic antibiootic. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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I have a sinus infection with a sharp pain over left eye, it felt different from normal sinus pressure, it only lasted a few minutes. Is this normal?

Dr. Jay Bradley
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I have a sinus infection with a sharp pain over left eye, it felt different from normal sinus pressure, it only lasted a few minutes. Is this normal?

Sinus pain: Your description could be consistent with sinus related pressure/ pain. Pain occurs as pressure builds up in his sinuses and could come and go if the pressure is fluctuating. If it does not resolve or gets worse, you should go see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Sharp stabing pain over left eye with sinus infection and sinus pressure. Only lasted a few min never had this pain with previous sinus infections.?

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Sharp  stabing pain over left eye with sinus infection and sinus pressure.  Only lasted a few min never had this pain with previous sinus infections.?

Frontal Sinus: The frontal sinus lives just above the nose and can extend out over the eye. Pressure changes in the frontal sinus and infection can cause discomfort in this region of the forehead. Persistant discomfort or swelling and tenderness of the skin in this area or any visual changes (double vision) would require urgent/emergent evaluation. Sinus infections often require abx. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Alen Cohen
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Have facial pressure on left side of nose and in my head round by my eye, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. It is not a sinus infection.Any ideas?

Dr. Alen Cohen
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Have facial pressure on left side of nose and in my head round by my eye, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. It is not a sinus infection.Any ideas?

Likely a sinus issue: These symptoms do sound like a sinus inflammation. The fact that it's unilateral deserves an evaluation by an ent. Allergies or a sinus infection are possibilities, although both of these would usually give bilateral symptoms. May have a polyp etc on one side. I would take over the counter Claritin daily and go see an ENT specialist if it does not resolve after 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
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Can you have a sinus infection without a stuffy, runny nose, cough or fever? Basically the only symptom being head/ face/ eye pressure

Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
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Can you have a sinus infection without a stuffy, runny nose, cough or fever? Basically the only symptom being head/ face/ eye pressure

Yes it is possible: Yes, one can have symptoms of sinusitis without having cold like symptoms. I have treated patients for sinusitis after they have presented to me for periocular, forhead and sometimes even unusual complaints. I use ct-scan if I am suspecting sinusitis even if they have been treated for presumed inflammation. These patients may present with pressure around the eyes and even unusual headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
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Can I develop a sinus infection after ent said no infection I have eye pain and headache for a week now and dry eyes and head pressure ?

Dr. John Thaler
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Can I develop a sinus infection after ent said no infection I have eye pain and headache for a week now and dry eyes and head pressure ?

Sure, see ENT: Unless the diagnosis was made within that week you could develop one. Possible even if it was a few days ago, as it may be subclinical and not diagnosed even if it was developing. Tap your forehead and cheekbones next to your nose. Bend over and see if it hurts. If these are positive, then you may have a sinus infection. Also, a copious clear or less copious yellowish thick discharge may indicate. ...Read more

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