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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. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Blocked sinus weird pressure and aching pains in upper right face and numbess and tingling spots on head?

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

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Pressure between eyes, nostril stay stopped up and jaws hurt sometimes is the sinus, and blur vision, and pain on the side of head/ache also.?

Sinus pain: Sinus pain is a common cause of eye pain and may even cause the feeling of vision blurring. See your eye doctor to be checked and you also may be helped by seeing an ENT doctor as well. ...Read more

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Had a root canal 4 yrs ago. Still hurts to brush, bad head pressure, sore jaw and sinus feels stuffed. Should I extract it?

Had a root canal 4 yrs ago. Still hurts to brush, bad head pressure, sore jaw and sinus feels stuffed. Should I extract it?

One thing at a time: As far as the root canal get another opinion to see if the periodontist got all of the roots. If not complete the root canal. If yes than check out your sinus' and also see a good dentist. ...Read more

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Feeling tired face pains pressure worse when bending over muscle aches teeth ears someone said sinsus infection?

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

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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.?

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.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to improve long term nose and ear pressure issues? Ie when flying or diving, ears and sinus pressure.

What's the most effective way to improve long term nose and ear pressure issues? Ie when flying or diving, ears and sinus pressure.

Equalize pressures: 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

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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?

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

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. Sheila Smith
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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