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Head pressure when coughing, laughing, sneezing, bending and passing wind?

Head pressure when coughing, laughing, sneezing, bending and passing wind?

Several possibilitie: All these activities increase venous blood pressure during the action so it may be normal especially if you cough frequently. May also indicate inflammation throughout the sinuses particularly if there is nasal congestion or drainage. Make sure your blood pressure is normal. If body mass index over 40 may indicate benign intracranial hypertension. ...Read more

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Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Several causes: Pressure is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). May also have sinus inflammation which can cause head discomfort that can worsen with cough. If the pressure persists after the cough has gone, see md. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intercranial brain pressure? How can I relieve the slight pressure in my head from holding a sneeze? Pressure has lasted 1 wk.

What are symptoms of intercranial brain pressure? How can I relieve the slight pressure in my head from holding a sneeze? Pressure has lasted 1 wk.

Doubt you possess: If you do indeed have increased intracranial pressure, you will experience headache, nausea, vomiting, blurring and/or doubling of vision, associated with increased blood pressure, and slowing of pulse. All of this could be progressive, but if chronic, such as pseudo tumor cerebri, may periodically lose vision, obscurational spells. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of plugging my nose when sneezing? Feeling slight lightheadedness, head pressure for 1-week possibly from a sneeze I held.

What are the consequences of plugging my nose when sneezing? Feeling slight lightheadedness, head pressure for 1-week possibly from a sneeze I held.

Do not plug nose: If you sneeze with both of your nostrils plugged, you will force air through the Eustachian tube and create a great deal of positive pressure in your middle ear. Rarely, you could perforate your ear drum. Also this method of blowing your nose can lead to increased intracranial (brain) pressure. Learn to use handkerchief or Kleenex a few mm. Away from nose to avoid these potential complications. ...Read more

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Head pressure feeling when coughing or sneezing and my boogers were yellow/green but now are orange what's the cause?

Head pressure feeling when coughing or sneezing and my boogers were yellow/green but now are orange what's the cause?

Sinusitis: Use warm compresses to head pressure areas and use a decongestant to help keep your nose draining and it usually will pass. If you have fever or headache or neck pain it is time to see a clinician. ...Read more

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My nasal passages are stuffy/runny. My allergy pill is not stopping my sneezing. My head is full of pressure. Should I see a dr?

My nasal passages are stuffy/runny. My allergy pill is not stopping my sneezing. My head is full of pressure. Should I see a dr?

Nasal steroid spray: The most effective treatment for nasal allergy symptoms especially congestion/stuffiness is the nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) veramyst, etc) they are by prescription only but well worth it. They have a good safety profile and safe for ongoing use as opposed to otc nasal decongestant sprays where you can become dependent! ...Read more

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(Sneezed) followed by Dizziness/vertigo, pressure in my head, nausea, sweating.

(Sneezed) followed by Dizziness/vertigo, pressure in my head, nausea, sweating.

Vertigo?: Did you have it just briefly after the sneeze, or do you still have it? It is not necessarily serious. You could take an antihistamine. That may help. If it is significant or persistent, you can see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can fluid in ear cause stabbing pains in same side back of head when coughing, bending over, sneezing? Dr says ear is full fluid and it's pressure.

Can fluid in ear cause stabbing pains in same side back of head when coughing, bending over, sneezing? Dr says ear is full fluid and it's pressure.

Yes: Fluid in ear or sinuses can cause excruciating pain &/or headaches. What was the cause & what treatment was given. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Had to sneeze to inside because had the mouth full with a drink. But felt pressure in my head and inside my nose. Is that dangerous?

Had to sneeze to inside because had the mouth full with a drink. But felt pressure in my head and inside my nose. Is that dangerous?

Unlikely: Unlikely. You could have forced soda into your nose - no problem. You could have forced it into your middle ear through eustachian tube. Contact ENT doc of you develop ear symptoms (ear pain, decreased hearing). ...Read more

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I hit my head 5 days ago. This morning I woke up sneezing blood and my blood pressure was 144/110. Heart rate was 155 bpm. Can this be related?

I hit my head 5 days ago. This morning I woke up sneezing blood and my blood pressure was 144/110. Heart rate was 155 bpm. Can this be related?

Possible: You need professional evaluation, related or not related to your head trauma 155 heart rate need emergency care go to ER quickly call for ambulance ...Read more

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My symptoms: feels like I need to sneeze but can't. Tickle in my nose and head. Ear and head pressure, dizzy, what's wrong?

My symptoms: feels like I need to sneeze but can't. Tickle in my nose and head. Ear and head pressure, dizzy, what's wrong?

TOS: Is there family/personal history of migraines or seizures? Has there been a concussion or whiplash injury? These may be symptoms of costoclavicular compression of your brachial plexus if you have had an injury or have a straight neck. Should be checked out by a saavy neurologist ...Read more

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I am getting over a cold stuffy nose cough phlegm. I now have a clogged ear and pressure in the back of my head when I cough sneeze or pick up my son.

I am getting over a cold stuffy nose cough phlegm. I now have a clogged ear and pressure in the back of my head when I cough sneeze or pick up my son.

Otitis?: Your ears will improve when your sore throat and pharyngitis which leads to inflamed ear canals, has a chance to recover. Fluids, antihistamines, and antibiotics are all helpful adjuncts that, with time, will help to resolve the symptoms of your bacterial and/or viral pharyngitis. As long as your symptoms improve with therapy, you need not worry ...Read more

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I been sneezing alot, head pressure when I bend down and dizzness/ my head feels heavy. Had head CT scan no contrast recently, no problems. Any ideas?

I been sneezing alot, head pressure when I bend down and dizzness/ my head feels heavy. Had head CT scan no contrast recently, no problems. Any ideas?

Allergy symptoms: It sounds like you may be experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms. Start by seeing your regular doctor to begin some symptom control. Consider allergy testing to find out what specific allergens you are reacting to. ...Read more

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Runny nose, drainage from nose in back throat, sneezing, head pressure, have orthostatic hypotension, any suggestions on OTC medicine I can take?

Runny nose, drainage from nose in back throat, sneezing, head pressure, have orthostatic hypotension, any suggestions on OTC medicine I can take?

Insuff information: You need to see an internist to be properly triaged. Stuffy noses are common, orthostatic hypotension is a real problem that needs to be addressed. Do not know what meds you are taking, or prior medical history. ...Read more

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Pressure in head, ears and face/jaw, weakness, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, no fever, sneezing w/o runny nose, no cough. Cause?

Pressure in head, ears and face/jaw, weakness, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, no fever, sneezing w/o runny nose, no cough. Cause?

Common cold: This sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection, but might be allergies. If it persists or fails to respond to symptomatic OTC medications see your family doctor. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Tiny amount of blood after sneezing, through mouth. Brown in colour. Taking daily blood thinners, 21 years old, good blood pressure. Should I worry?

Tiny amount of blood after sneezing, through mouth. Brown in colour. Taking daily blood thinners, 21 years old, good blood pressure. Should I worry?

Bleeding: I do not know why you were taking blood thinners at 19 years of age I would suggest if they have been prescribed by physician you should see that doctor to make sure that what you were taking is in the right amount ...Read more

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Feeling what feels like sinus pressure for over a week. No other symptoms. Possibly from having plugged nose during sneeze. How do I relieve pressure?

Feeling what feels like sinus pressure for over a week. No other symptoms. Possibly from having plugged nose during sneeze. How do I relieve pressure?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis is a condition characterized by onflammation of the sinus cavities within the face. Common triggers can be 1. Allergy 2. Infection - viral or bacterial 3. Mechanical obstruction from causes such as deviated nasal septum. Treatment is directed towards underlying cause. Nasal decongestants such as phenylephrine, Pseudoephedrine may be helpful initially for a short time (4-5 days). ...Read more

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