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Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Yes it can: Often times chronic sinusitis can produce pain around or behind the eyes. In advanced conditions the infection can spread to the retro orbital structures which could lead to orbital cellulitis that could be vision threatening ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Pain in the eye (that is not due to injury) may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign ...Read more


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I've been have sharp/dull/achy eye pain with head pain today. Sore throat that has come and gone and some coughing. What could this be?

I've been have sharp/dull/achy eye pain with head pain today. Sore throat that has come and gone and some coughing. What could this be?

See PCP: Then see your eye doctor. May be a viral syndrome. The same virus that causes upper respiratory infections can also cause viral conjunctivitis. You also need the eye doc to check your eye pressure and look for inflammation in your eye. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in right nasal all the way up jaw line and side of right head and neck. Moderate sharp headache on the right side only. Rt eye pain?

Sudden sharp pain in right nasal all the way up jaw line and side of right head and neck. Moderate sharp headache on the right side only. Rt eye pain?

Get it checked out: It may be trigeminal neuralgia however it could be problems with your sinuses. See your Physician and get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck.  What is this?

See your Dentist: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately. Without radiographs and a physical exam, it is impossible to say what is causing this pain. You could have one of the following issues: impacted wisdom tooth, infected tooth, sinus infection, fractured jaw, neuralgia, or a tumor. It sounds like a tooth issue, but your dentist can help diagnosos your problem. ...Read more

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Sharp, shooting pain behind right eye, side of head and top of head. Comes and goes for days. What is this?

Hemicrania continua: Is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache that is moderate to severe in intensity. The primary area of pain is located in the ocular temporal region or in the occipital area. Rec.See a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Eye feels funny after sharp pain on right side top head. ?

Eye feels funny after sharp pain on right side top head. ?

Eye pain: Head pain and eye pain may occur with a migraine headache, sinus headache, TMJ disorders, or cluster headaches. If the pain is severe, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my head when i move my eye. What does this sound like?

Unusual symptom: This is an unusual symptom that might be caused by some sort of inflammation in the orbit leading to pain on eye movement. This will most likely need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the exact cause and treatment course. ...Read more