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How to treat sinus pain, headache, earache with no cough?

How to treat sinus pain, headache, earache with no cough?

Sounds like a virus: You are describing a upper respiratory infection. Many of these can last several weeks before your feel normal. It is also possible that you have caught a second one. Try some OTC sinus medication (generic Clartin-D) for the pressure and postnasal drip. See a doctor if things worsen. ...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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How can you most effectively end daily sinus pain and headaches?

How can you most effectively end daily sinus pain and headaches?

Sinus pain/headaches: If it's just allergic rhinitis ( seasonal allergies), you can try an over the counter anti-histamine such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allegra. Use one of those in conjunction with a sinus rinse. A well known brand is neil med. www.neilmed.com. You should see your primary care provider to see if maybe you have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my headache/sinus pain caused by a virus or something else?

Can someone tell me how to know if my headache/sinus pain caused by a virus or something else?

You: Come in contact with virus, virus wants to take over and reproduce, your bodies immune system recognizes a threat, it calls all units available to attack the virus. Local released products cause edema, swelling and allow traffic of your immune cells. Things get all swollen, mucus builds up and hence pain. ...Read more

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What ailment can cause retinal holes, nausea, headaches and sinus pain?

Probably unrelated: Retinal holes are usually causes by physical problems within the eye, such as the vitreous gel pulling on the retina and causing a tear. Most cases of retinal holes are of unknown cause and are not usually associated with medical conditions. Symptoms of nausea, headache and sinus pain could be anything from migraine to influenza, and a medical examination would be needed to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Can a 'normal' headache, or headache caused by sinus pain turn into a migraine, if left untreated for too long?

Can a 'normal' headache, or headache caused by sinus pain turn into a migraine, if left untreated for too long?

Different animals: Sinus headaches are caused by increased pressure in the sinuses, usually by some sort of blockage. Migraines arise from different processes, though it hey are not fully understood.

That said, untreated can sometimes lead to potentially serious consequences. So sinus infections that last for more than a few days or get worse should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is it? I have sinus pain. I had ballon sinusplasty a month ago when will the pressure & headaches leave?? Help please

What is it? I have sinus pain. I had ballon sinusplasty a month ago when will the pressure & headaches leave?? Help please

Sinus pain: What is it? I have sinus pain. I had ballon sinusplasty a month ago when will the pressure & headaches leave?? Help please. ANS: my guess is you have it again. Try hot steamy shower and using a heating pad over forehead when sleeping. See your dr. again so they can look and see. ...Read more

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Sinus pain, bad headache and neck ache, cause?

Sinus pain, bad headache and neck ache, cause?

Midface Migraine: It is common for a migraine to be misdiagnosed. It is difficult to diagnose when pain is in a different location such as face, maxillary sinus, neck, upper teeth or jaw. The diagnosis can be elusive and results in a misdiagnosis of neuralgia, sinus headache or atypical facial pain.
See otolaryngologist and headache specialist; one cause for a headache does not exclude the presence of another ha. ...Read more

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In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?

In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?

Rhinosinusitis: Sinus pain, congestion and headache are signs of rhinosinusitis. Cigarette smoke like other air pollutants play as irritants. The inflamed nasal and sinus mucosa get irritated easily and more inflamed when it exposure to pollutants. Therefore, you should seek help treating rhinosinusitis first. Several etiologies can cause rhinosinusitis with the most common one is allergies. ...Read more

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My nose is always really cold. An i constantly am suffering sinus pain & headache. Can my cold nose have anythin to do with it ?

No: They are not related. Have you considered seeing an allergist for your sinus pain and headache. I have no idea as to why your nose is cold (which would be a good sign for a dog but not human). ...Read more

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Headache, sinus pain, blood when sneeze or blowing nose. Sinusitis?

Headache, sinus pain, blood when sneeze or blowing nose. Sinusitis?

Sinusitis: It sounds as if there may be sinusitis present, but best to undergo an exam by an ENT doctor and have this assessed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just got my top left wisdom tooth taken out and i wanted to know if the pain from that can give me headaches or sinus pain?

I just got my top left wisdom tooth taken out and i wanted to know if the pain from that can give me headaches or sinus pain?

Wisdom tooth: Yes, it is normal to have some discomfort, including headaches, from an extraction. However, there can be the possibility of sinus involvement when an upper molar is taken out. Therefore, you should return to your dentist's office to have the area evaluated. ...Read more

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My eyes recently have become really sensitive to light. It almost feels like sinus pain followed by a slight headache. What could this be?

My eyes recently have become really sensitive to light. It almost feels like sinus pain followed by a slight headache. What could this be?

May be sinusitis: You may have a sinus infection or allergy which can cause light sensitivity. There are eye conditions such as inflammation called iritis or even drying which can cause you to be sensitive to light. See you primary doctor first and then maybe an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to clear bad infection. Month after, getting sinus pain/headaches and weird damp smell again. Could the infection be returning?

Had sinus surgery to clear bad infection. Month after, getting sinus pain/headaches and weird damp smell again. Could the infection be returning?

Could be: Or you can have some true allergic inflammation that is not controlled, and would stay even after the surgery, please recheck with the surgeons and also seek an allergist / Immunologist opinion, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Having massive headaches and sinus pain.. Had a bad cold about a week ago did it turn into sinus infection?

Having massive headaches  and sinus pain.. Had a bad cold about a week ago did it turn into sinus infection?

Actually....: The symptoms are not a great indicator of sinus infection nor are MRI's or even biopsies. The best is simply looking at the back of the throat to see if there is purulent drainage, in which case antibiotics are quite helpful. otherwise anti-histamine decongestant combinations are a good idea if NOT a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Major throbbing headaches and sinus pain.had sinus X rays already and were fine. 4 months of continuous pain. Tried everything. Help!

Major  throbbing headaches and sinus  pain.had sinus X rays already and were fine.  4 months of continuous pain. Tried everything.  Help!

See doctor?: Sounds like you need to see a doctor, possibly a neurologist. They may have to consider a CT scan of your sinuses if they think they may be the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get sinus pain, blocked nose and headache when really upset and crying? So bad head hurts next day but then gone.

Is it normal to get sinus pain, blocked nose and headache when really upset and crying? So bad head hurts next day but then gone.

Many ppl do. : Indeed. Emotions cause membranes to swell & block passages; tears run to nostrils and cause blowing, causing negative pressure in sinuses-voilĂ : pain. Not just big sinuses, but the honeycomb-like tiny chambers between the eyes can take hours to recover. Pseudoephedrine can help. ...Read more

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Can tension headaches cause sinus pain and congestion? Went to dr and have no sinus infection. Sinus congestion is always worse when I'm tense

Can tension headaches cause sinus pain and congestion? Went to dr and have no sinus infection. Sinus congestion is always worse when I'm tense

Consider seeing: an ENT doctor. He/she specializes in this combo of sinus pain and headache. Your doc can make a referral. There is a natural nasal spray called XLEAR that may be useful also. Peace and good health. Some folks prefer the use of a neti pot to cleanse nasal passages. ...Read more

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Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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Gets frequent nasal and sinus pain and swelling, almost a face headache around the eyes. Pain killers don't seem to help. Any other solutions?

Gets frequent nasal and sinus pain and swelling, almost a face headache around the eyes. Pain killers don't seem to help. Any other solutions?

Try other methods: If you being treated for a sinus infection, try warm compresses over your sinuses, while lying down. If you have seen an allergist, and been tested for allergies - ask about treatment to desensitize you to allergens. The medications you are taking have multiple side effects that can aggravate headaches. There are many strategies for combating pain without meds - see a psychologist using CBT. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain? worried about brain aneurysm.

Not really: Brain aneurysm wouldn't cause such as the main diagnostic symptoms, you probably have neck sprain, try pain killers on regular basis, unless contraindicated, if no improvement, see your doctor, take care ...Read more

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Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have sinus pain from sinus disease or sinus congestion. However, it is persistent or if there is fever and neurological symptoms such as headaches or visual problems it should be checked out. You want to make certain that there is not the development of a sinus abscess or worse a brain abscess. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is it? I have sinus pain and toothache. The following also describe me: Runny nose, Headache, and Nasal drainage

What is it? I have sinus pain and toothache. The following also describe me: Runny nose, Headache, and Nasal drainage

Sinusitis: Inflammation of the maxillary sinuses will often result in pain in the maxillary molar and premolar area. The roots of these teeth are in such close proximity to the floor of the sinus that the pain becomes referred. ...Read more

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Little Cracking noises on right side of sinus? Ears are clear but popping&full, Am congested with yellow mucus and headaches, sinus pain and jaw pain

Little Cracking noises on right side of sinus? Ears are clear but popping&full, Am congested with yellow mucus and headaches, sinus pain and jaw pain

Sinus Infection: You could have a sinus infection. See your doctor. Sometimes all you need is antibiotics to help clear you up in no time. ...Read more

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Headache, feel like I'm on a boat, sinus pain, ear pain, neack pain. Took 10day amox-Clav and transderm scope, no relief. NSAIDs don't help. Ideas?

Headache, feel like I'm on a boat, sinus pain, ear pain, neack pain. Took 10day amox-Clav and transderm scope, no relief. NSAIDs don't help. Ideas?

Sinusitis: Many times if there is a severe sinus infection 10 days of antibiotics is not enough, and you may have to take it for 14-21 days. If you don't improve, see an ENT doctor, you might need a CT scan. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing eye swelling, purple rash around eyes, headache, sinus pain, fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydr...

My Daughter is experiencing  eye swelling, purple rash around eyes, headache, sinus pain, fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydr...

Get checked: Most of your question got truncated but it sounds like she should see a doctor and get examined to make sure it isn't a serious infection. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article ...Read more