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Is it normal to feel intense pressure on your eye when you blow your nose?

Is it normal to feel intense pressure on your eye when you blow your nose?

Pressure: Yes-- the nasal passages, sinuses, and eyes are in close proximity. Blowing your nose hard, especially if congested, can transmit pressure to the eye and the orbit. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Used nasal rinse today for post nasal drip and now my nose by my eyes has feeling of pressure. Normal? Did I do something wrong

Used nasal rinse today for post nasal drip and now my nose by my eyes has feeling of pressure. Normal? Did I do something wrong

No: Saline entered a sinus cavity behind the bridge of your nose, the pressure will dissipate. It may help to treat sinus congestion to facilitate clearance. Afrin (oxymetazoline) otc can be helpful, but should be used at physicians discretion and not for more than 3 days (unless instructed to do so). Also, try the squeeze bottle for saline rinses, it allows better control of velocity of rinse and can use upright ...Read more

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I was hit in the face recently and now when I blow my nose my eye moves like outward due to the pressure, why is it doing this?

I was hit in the face recently and now when I blow my nose my eye moves like outward due to the pressure, why is it doing this?

Emergency problem: After facial trauma to eye sockets or the sinuses, a person SHOULD NOT blow her nose. If she blows her nose, air and bacteria can be forced through the cracked bones and into the space behind the eyeball, thus pushing the eyeball forward. Bad things like and infection behind the eyeball and even blindness can happen. An eye MD doctor and an ENT doctor should evaluate now; or one can visit the E.R. ...Read more

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When i blow my nose liquid squirts out my eye. I have read various cases of this, however, I have I.I.H so I worry it could be increased pressure..

When i blow my nose liquid squirts out my eye. I have read various cases of this, however, I have I.I.H so I worry it could be increased pressure..

Squirting eye: 1st, it is probably normal..EVERYONE has tiny tubes the carry our tears away from our eyes and down into the nose aided by gravity...That's why our nose runs when we cry..If you blow your nose and that pressure pushes from your nose backwards , that pressure can push the tears backwards and back where they started, in your eyes..Then they have to start that journey all over again...So relax ...Read more

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Recently, i've noticed when i blow my nose i can feel pressure releasing through my bottom right eye lid. Is this something that should worry me?Cure?

Recently, i've noticed when i blow my nose i can feel pressure releasing through my bottom right eye lid.  Is this something that should worry me?Cure?

You are getting: Pressure release through the lacrimal duct. You are blowing your nose too hard. You should consult a doctor why you are having such bad nasal congestion. It could be sinusitis or uncontrolled allergy. ...Read more

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Mild pressure near eye and beside nose, sometimes painful. also when I blow my nose, tiny specks of blood once in a while. Chronic sinusitis?

Mild pressure near eye and beside nose, sometimes painful. also when I blow my nose, tiny specks of blood once in a while. Chronic sinusitis?

See an ENT: Sinus inflammation that persists for three months or longer considered as a chronic sinusitis. It is recommended that you see an ear, nose and throat specialist for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for this disease. Take care. ...Read more

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I have really bad sinus pressure between my eyes and on my nose. But I don't have congestion.nose is really dry and when I blew it had dry bloodymucus?

I have really bad sinus pressure between my eyes and on my nose. But I don't have congestion.nose is really dry and when I blew it had dry bloodymucus?

MD: You may have sinusitis. Most sinusitis is viral and won't respond to antibiotics. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds. Humidify air. Nasal lavage. See MD if symptoms persist. ...Read more