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Does blocked sinus cause headache all over one side of head? Random pains?

Does blocked sinus cause headache all over one side of head? Random pains?

It may: Clogged sinuses and a Sinusitis in general, can have side effects and symptoms of head ache and pain on the side of the blockage. See your doctor for an evaluation to be sure to get properly diagnosed after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Aftr evry 2 or 3 years, on the start of summer, one sided headache starts occuring on daily basis which lasts for 2months or so, is it sinus or migrain?

Aftr evry 2 or 3 years, on the start of summer, one sided headache starts occuring on daily basis which lasts for 2months or so, is it sinus or migrain?

Likely a migraine: First, you need to figure out the real cause of your headache pain. It has been estimated that approximately 70% of migraine headaches overlie the sinuses and are triggered by changes in barometric pressure (e.g. diving). Rec.: see your orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation, diagnostic and treatment. Further investigation is only needed to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sinus from long time. Few day I am getting one side headache especially back side 0n left. Face feel pain on eyebrows. Mom had sinus?

I am suffering from sinus from long time. Few day I am getting one side headache especially back side 0n left. Face feel pain on eyebrows. Mom had sinus?

Migraine?: Probably more likely to be migraine related. See a neurologist. The international headache society doesn't even recognize the term sinus headache because other than with sinusitis there is no such thing. ...Read more

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Could a fragment of tooth root (my ENT doctor believe) in sinus cause headaches only on one side? What else could a white shadow on xray be in sinus?

Could a fragment of tooth root (my ENT doctor believe) in sinus cause headaches only on one side? What else could a white shadow on xray be in sinus?

See below: About 20% of all maxillary sinus infections are caused by tooth infections, Basically, basically tooth and gum abscesses of the upper back teeth can eat through the bone and invade the maxillary sinus. Mucositis is also a possibility. Please see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Can a one have sinus prob that do not show on CT scan? My ears pop, strange fullness on Rt side of face and head. Runny nose, watering eye headache.?

Can a one have sinus prob that do not show on CT scan? My ears pop, strange fullness on Rt side of face and head. Runny nose, watering eye headache.?

Rule out allergy: A CAT scan of the sinuses is the most specific technique of identifying true sinus inflammation. The symptoms you express are consistent with upper respiratory tract allergy. Try OTC antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra for some relief and if you do not see any improvement, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Have shooting headache on left side 2 times a week and pain in sinus points. Take sinarest for headache. Please help.

Have shooting headache on left side 2 times a week and pain in sinus points. Take sinarest for headache. Please help.

Neuralgia: Such sharp, jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. Sinus discomfort usually is more sustained and is over the eyes or cheekbones. ...Read more

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I have headache everyday in morning. On the left side and eye starts watering. Is it sinus??

I have headache everyday in morning. On the left side and eye starts watering. Is it sinus??

Daily Headache seeMD: 29 y/o male has headache everyday in the morning on the Left side and eyes start watering. Is it sinus? Not likely. Daily headache requires MD attention. Allergies to something in the sleeping environment could cause watering eyes but Clinical Findings of Numbness, Speech deficits suggest it's best to see MD for proper Evaluation & management. ...Read more

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OTC for sinus headaches. Ehat is the best one to use ir should I rather take an allergy med.

OTC for sinus headaches. Ehat is the best one to use ir should I rather take an allergy med.

Use sinufix: It has anti histaminic effect.Sinusitis does not have a cure. This is just to alleviate the pain/congestion. ...Read more

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Can sinus congestion cause headaches that can appear anywhere? After a cold I have a headache on the top left side of my head near the back.

Can sinus congestion cause headaches that can appear anywhere? After a cold I have a headache on the top left side of my head near the back.

The sinuses are: Located above and below the eyes and sinus headache is in the front of the face/forehead. A headache towards the top or back of the head is more associated with routine headache or tension headache. ...Read more

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I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

Yes.: It's safe from the dose point of view, it's not going to cause harm, although when given prescriptions that have controlled substances, you should always contact your prescribing physician as there is a trust issue involved with doctor/patient relationships when patients take more than the prescribed dose for their medication. ...Read more

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I'm at work with sinus headache and congestion. I've taken 20mgs of phenylephrine like 3 hours ago. Would it hurt me to take one 30mg pseudophedrine?

I'm at work with sinus headache and congestion. I've taken 20mgs of phenylephrine like 3 hours ago. Would it hurt me to take one 30mg pseudophedrine?

Depends: There are unfortunate systemic side effects of oral decongestants that include elevated blood pressure, sometimes cardiac hyper-excitability with palpitations or worse. Nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline may be effective (use carefully per insert) with less systemic effects. Good hydration helps to thin mucus as drainage through the sinus openings may cause pain. Guaifenesin can also help. ...Read more

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Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Bppv: Benign positional vertigo. Try sitting up on your bed. Lie backward with the head turned slightly to the right. Do you get dizzy briefly. If so, then tool all the way to the left on your side. Gently tool after about a min to your back. Wait. Then rool to the right. Wait till the dizziness stops. Then sit straight up and lean forward. You will get very dizzy. Be careful do not fall. Repeat in 5 d. ...Read more

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How do I tell a sinus headache apart from migriane I get both and I never know which one I am having. I just know my head hurts when they happen.

How do I tell a sinus headache apart from migriane I get both and I never know which one I am having. I just know my head hurts when they happen.

Throbbing: Migraine tends to be throbbing very constant pressure which occurs in sinusitis. Also, migraine starts on one side of the head rather than both simultaneously. Migraine tends to affect the back of the head rather that the sinus areas under the eyes. ...Read more

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I take flomaxtra side effects are severe headaches sinus earache just to name a few is there an alternative medicine I can take.?

I take flomaxtra side effects are severe headaches sinus earache just to name a few is there an alternative medicine I can take.?

Flomaxtra=tamsulosin: Flomaxtra is australian brand of tamsulosin which is used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostate hypertrophy or bph). It allows prostate to relax (opposite of decongestants which cause relative constriction). Also avoid most (older) antihistamines eg diphenhydramine. Since I was trained in america, I have no idea what's available in australia. See if you can get alfuzosin or silodosin or 5ari. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery on the 11/2/15 and had a maxillary cyst removed, 5 days post op constant right sided headache and earache what could it be??

Had sinus surgery on the 11/2/15 and had a maxillary cyst removed, 5 days post op constant right sided headache and earache what could it be??

Call surgeon: Something is not quite right here and you really need to contact the surgeon ASAP to check out your condition ASAP. ...Read more

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Social drinker but when I do I get congested and always have sinus headache. Heard antihistimine prevent this. Is it safe to take before? Which one?

Social drinker but when I do I get congested and always have sinus headache. Heard antihistimine prevent this. Is it safe to take before? Which one?

Drinking: Some people are allergic, esp. To red wines. Better to keep track on which types cause symptoms and avoid them. Alcohol consumption does cause vasodilation of vessels in skin, nose, etc. ...Read more

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Can sinus make you have headache behind your eyes.... and right above nose between the eyes. And side of temple..

Can sinus make you have headache behind your eyes.... and right above nose between the eyes. And side of temple..

Yes: You have sinuses directly behind the nose, under your eyes and in your forehead. Sinusitis usually causes pain or pressure in 1 or more sinuses associated with nasal drainage, stuffiness and often cough. ...Read more

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Every time I swallow my ears pop. Headache on right side. Had this for about 6 months now. What could this be? Sinus cr scan clear

Every time I swallow my ears pop. Headache on right side. Had this for about 6 months now. What could this be? Sinus cr scan clear

Ears pop: A ct of sinuses might miss swelling of the eustachian tube -eto- if they are not specifically looking for this.
Ask your doctor about using nasal sprays so that they go to the eustachian tube. Headache might be due to this
ask your doctor if using my product clear. Ease which is designed for eto - you melt this in mouth between cheek and gums. See www. Hydromedonline. Com. ...Read more

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I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

Headaches: Could be sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine or cluster headaches. Less likely to be other serious conditions although proper diagnostic testing may be required. Check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment as treatment will vary with diagnosis. ...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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Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?

Can stopping use of zantac, (ranitidine) singular, & qvar (rx'ed for viral bronchitis) have side effects, specifically depression, headaches, or sinus issues?

Some of them, yes: If the medicines were helping sinus disease, then certainly stopping them might cause the symptoms to come back. I am not aware of an association with depression, though. You should talk with the prescriber about those symptoms, as they are probably unrelated and there are ways to effectively treat this! ...Read more

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Sinus, caught a cold, medicine I was kept in a very cold temperature 2 weeks ago. After that I got a heavy pain on my whole back. I coughed and sneezed and had a headache and some germs in my ears in a way that one of my ears blocked and I could not hear

Sinus, caught a cold, medicine I was kept in a very cold temperature 2 weeks ago. After that I got a heavy pain on my whole back. I coughed and sneezed and had a headache and some germs in my ears in a way that one of my ears blocked and I could not hear

This: This may be a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Typically, those will improve within 10-14 days. If it has not improved, you may now have a bacterial infection/sinusitis. Those will also clear on their own but may get better faster with an antibiotic. Other medicines that may help clear the congestion are afrin/oxymetazoline nasal spray (never longer than 3 days in row no matter how you are feeling), over-the-counter decongestant pills (sudafed), and never forget the nasal saline irrigation (neti-pot, or neilmed sinus irrigation are common). The sinus irrigation can clear out the thick mucous and make you feel better quickly. If things get worse rather than better, you may need to go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have a sinus or migraine headache? Head hurts right side, behind my right eye, back of head. Light sensitive, no other sinus symptoms

Do I have a sinus or migraine headache? Head hurts right side, behind my right eye, back of head. Light sensitive, no other sinus symptoms

Migraine?: Many patients with pain in the sinus area of the face or around the eyes are often diagnosed with a “sinus headache.” however, recent epidemiological studies revealed that 42-62% of patients with these symptoms met the ihs criteria for migraine without aura but received a diagnosis of “sinus headaches” resulting in incorrect treatment.
Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more