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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How to relieve ear pressure and face ache from sinus cold?

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.

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Nick Debnath Dr. Debnath
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

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.

Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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?

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.

Dr. Howard Shapiro Dr. Shapiro
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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?

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

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Dr. John DeWolf Dr. DeWolf
Dentistry
36 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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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?

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?

Sinusitis?: Multiple teeth hurting on the top is often related to sinus issues. Imaging may or may not show anything but get your sinuses checked if no dental pathology is present.

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Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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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?

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?

Ans: Well possibly. When the sinuses are congested one can have ear pain eye pain and tooth pain and of course head pain. See if you feel better after you irrigate the sinus or steam. Get the team inhaled to move the sinus congestion

Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Sinus, ear, jaw, lower teeth pain, headache, sore throat, face pain, no fever. No cough n cold, no flu. Can get sinusitis without cold or flu?

Yes, you can: Allergies can also cause inflammation of your sinuses. Your symptoms can indicate so many different issues, including bruxism. If your symptoms last more than two weeks, see both your dentist and physician.

Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and and my head hurts too.

What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and and my head hurts too.

Usually ok: As long as your thyroid level is normal while on thyroid hormone, you should be able to take any medication necessary for your cold. Warnings that you see on labels relate to people with untreated thyroid disease or people with abnormal thyroid levels.

Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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?

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?

Sinus headache: As long as BP is ok, the best treatment for sinus congestion is an antihistamine/decognestant with fluids to avoid drying effect and perhaps, a nasal steroid to decrease the inflammation.

Dr. Thomas Klein Dr. Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
37 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Christopher Conti Dr. Conti
Emergency Medicine
years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo Dr. Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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...

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.

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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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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?

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.

Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo Dr. Kiminyo
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
years in practice
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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 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?

Atypical headache: Nose and Eye pressure with headache could be more I function of a unusual headache such as migraine or a cluster headache versus a sinusitis. Sinusitis use involves congestion low-grade fever and general malaise

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Ear Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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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