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How To Relieve Ear Pressure And Face Ache From Sinus Cold
Decongestants: Promoting drainage from an obstructed sinus outlet is one major factor, along with antibiotics. This can be helped along by irrigation with saline/bicarb solutions, nasal steroids, oral decongestants (pseudoephedrine), and other similar products. Use of a mild painkiller like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or other n0n-steroidal anti-inflammatories may also 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
Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. ...Read more
For last 3 weeks I've had consistent ear pressure, random head pains, and upper nose pressure and stuffiness. Sinus related? What can I do?
Congestion: Have you tried a decongestant?Get a more detailed answer ›
Have sinus issue (head/ear pressure, congestion) but my eyes now see this mutilcolored specks of light in corner. Esp when sun is around. Ideas?
Perhaps your eyes: Are hypersensitive because of continued intracranial pressure from the sinus? I'm not sure but it is possible to have increased orbital pressure and therefore hypersensitivity to bright light/ loud noise, kind of like when you have a migraine headache. I am not an ophthalmologist so I cannot give you the physiological changes associated with how the eye receives sunlight. ...Read more
This last wk, I have had ear pressure, post nasal drip & feel a constant head rush feeling, but do not have a stuffy nose. Is this a sinus issue?
It could be a sinus issue.
Have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more
Had hysterectomy 11 weeks ago. Kept ovaries. Have constant head aches, ear pressure for weeks. Had bloodworK, head MRI, ENT appt. All normal. Any ideas?
Continue evaluation: A hysterectomy should not cause the symptoms that you mention. It sounds like you are already seeing an ENT and have had a fairly extensive work up. A neurologist may be the next best step in your evaluation. The ENT you are seeing who had more info than us may also be able to suggest the next steps in your work up. ...Read more
Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?
Second opinion: With the symptoms that you have, and an answer that did not provide relief, you should obtain a second opinion, preferable from an ear, nose and throat specialist, as ear problems may produce these symptoms ...Read more
Headache on the top of my head for 3 days in a row. Now, top of my mouth and top row of teeth ache. Dr said I have ear pressure. Top of head is tender?
Dull ache Spot above ear, then felt pressure on that side, ear full. Have cold, nasal congestion, cough. Is the ache & pressure from sinus/cold?
What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and and my head hurts too.
I had 2 brain aneurysms in the past year and recovered perfect. I have a sinus cold now and my head has a lot of pressure what should I be taking?
What OTC medicines can I use to relieve mucus right frontal sinus and sphenoid sinus. And sinusitis in ethmoid. Had severe pain pressure eye, head?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) afrin: Otc meds to reduce sinus pressure include muxinex, saline nose sprays and even afrin, a nasal decongestant but do not use afrin for more than two consecutive days because it may cause side effects. Sudafed or otc decongestants can help but they may cause hypertension. ...Read more
I am experiencing ear pressure and chest tightness (worsened by: when it is cold). The following also describe me: Ear ache and Nasal drainage. What should I do?
I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?
MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air we breathe while decreasing the weight of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having heavy, water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Consider antihistamines (Cetrilizine) and/or decongestants (Pseudoephedrine). If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...Read more
I'm having the ballon sinus surgery next week. I have constant ear fullness and head presure. Also some lightheadness. Will the surgery help this?
May help: If all your symptoms are caused by sinus disease then your surgical procedure mey help. ...Read more
I have "sounded" nasally for several months. Have not had a cold, fever, etc & no face, head, ear pressure? Can this be a sinus infection...
Voice change: No. It is likely due to nasal obstruction. We have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical or social history which precludes us from offering you a relevant response. Please consult an ENT for a full nasal, nasopharyngeal and laryngeal exam. ...Read more
Left ear pressure, and my face a bit anterior of the ear hurts when I bend over, more pain the further I bend down. Just got over cold/fever. Cause?
Pressure in the ear: Is associated with problem in the eustachian tube...the opening from the back of the throat to the middle ear. Its function is to equalize pressure in the middle ear. Altitutde changes, infections, allergies, accumulation of ear wax are all causes of dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Your recent URI likely is a factor. Apply hot compress over the ear, take OTC decongestant. See doc if persists. ...Read more
I have pressure in my nose and eyes like sinus pressure only when my head hurts. I've been checked for sinusitis and it was negative. What could it be?
I am experiencing cold hands, cold feet and ear pressure. Slight pain in neck. Frequently lean on my left elbow with head cocked 4 prolonged periods?
Symptoms: You need to see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis as your symptoms are not specific ...Read more
Blocked sinus weird pressure and aching pains in upper right face and numbess and tingling spots on head?
Sinus symptoms: Hello, yes this may well be due to symptoms of sinusitis, so for that STEAM inhalation (shower, netipot) decongestant and steroid nasal spray. However the other symptoms of tingling on scalp with upper face pain, this can be due to an early ZOSTER (shingles) Cranial nerve V div I. So if you break out in any blisters in that area please go see your doc ASAP thanks ...Read more
I have pressure in my sinus area, head aches, and dizziness. I don't have a cough or any flu like symptoms. What could be wrong?
Had a root canal 4 yrs ago. Still hurts to brush, bad head pressure, sore jaw and sinus feels stuffed. Should I extract it?
Feeling tired face pains pressure worse when bending over muscle aches teeth ears someone said sinsus infection?
Possibly: Facial pains and pressure suggest some toxin, pathogen, or allergen is present in one of the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) as the cause. Also get your teeth, ears and your maxillary sinuses checked. ...Read more
HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?
What's the most effective way to improve long term nose and ear pressure issues? Ie when flying or diving, ears and sinus pressure.
If diving, make sure you don;t have a cold- take a decongestant if necessary, Equalize your ears with tba pressure as you descend my holding nose and blowiing so that the pressure in the eustachian tubes goes against your tympanic membranes. On planes chew gum, swallow and equalize if necessary.
If these don;t work. Get evaluated for nasal polyposisf which may cause sinus problems. ...Read more
How to get fix a retracted ear drum. Sinus congestion one month, constant postnasal drip ear pressure got severe two weeks ago with loss of hearing?
Sinus Issue: Many of my patients have problems with their ear (retracted ear drum) due to their problems with their sinuses. I have been able to help alot of patients by treating their sinus issues appropriately. Also, some physicians are now dilating the eustachian tube (relatively new procedure - not fda approved) which can help in refractory cases. ...Read more
Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more
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