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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...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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What causes sharp pain in eye?

What causes sharp pain in eye?

It depends: May possible causes, but if it lasts a short time (seconds) most likely this is dry eye (most common). If the vision is not affected, you can try artificial tears or warm compresses over the closed eyes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in eye and throbbing VERY PAINFUL and I tried flushing out but not working.

Sharp pain in eye and throbbing VERY PAINFUL and I tried flushing out but not working.

Scratch?: You may have a scratched cornea, an abrasion, or even a foreign body, all of which would not just be "flushed" out with water or an eye irrigant. It is best for you to have a quick care MD check out your eyes (after hours I presume) and they can tell you what's going on. If the doctor needs an ophthalmologist to see you, arrangements can be made. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause and relief of a sharp pain behind my right eye? Pain is stronger when I move

Difficult to answer: Many different potential causes. Should be evaluated in the office if persisting. ...Read more

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I am having eye pain and headaches. Eyes are also itchy along with the stinging and sharp pain. Hurts to move/ sensitive to light. What could this be?

I am having eye pain and headaches. Eyes are also itchy along with the stinging and sharp pain. Hurts to move/ sensitive to light. What could this be?

Migraine: Your symptoms could be due to migraines. Also, you might have some allergy. It is advisable to see your primary physician for further investigation and treatment. ...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've had a sharp pain in left side of my head near eye that is painful but goes away after a few minutes, what is this?

I've had a sharp pain in left side of my head near eye that is painful but goes away after a few minutes, what is this?

Many causes: If it's recurrent, then should have it checked out by your physician since pain near the eye can be referred from many sources. ...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

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Whenever I move my left eye to any side, I get a sharp pain in my head near my eye. Why is this?

Whenever I move my left eye to any side, I get a sharp pain in my head near my eye. Why is this?

Plan: This is should be investigated. Plan the appointment with Your primary doctor as soon if you can. ...Read more

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I keep getting these bad headaches and its like it start messing with my eyes and I get a sharp pain in my head. I'm scared what should I do?

I keep getting these bad headaches and its like it start messing with my eyes and I get a sharp pain in my head. I'm scared what should I do?

See your doctor: Preferably a neurologist who specializes in headaches. This kind of doctor will do a thorough physical exam and offer you specific treatment options based on an accurate diagnosis. Nothing substitutes this process. ...Read more

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During masturbation I always get a sharp pain in my head and eye. What could cause this?

During masturbation I always get a sharp pain in my head and eye. What could cause this?

MASTERBATION: Holding your breath and pressing with orgasm could be the cause. It could be a blood pressure issue also. ...Read more

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I have a really bad pain behind my eyes and a sharp pain when I move them. What is it? The back of my head hurts too.

Eye pain ; headache: Could be a migraine or possibly sinus related. Should see your primary care physician and/or eye doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have tis head pain on my left side on the for the whole day, mostly has been a sharp pain, and also it has been going to my eye.

I have tis head pain on my left side on the for the whole day, mostly has been a sharp pain, and also it has been going to my eye.

Head pain, eye: Depending on medical history, medication using & age of patient: head pain that radiates to eye can be due to (most common to least): headache/migraine; anxiety; headache with dry eyes (from meds being used, etc); inflammation of brain &/or eye (see eyeMD to be checked for uveitis); sinusitis; aneurysm (rare): if head pain is worst pain in your life, call PCP asap & go to emergency room. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sharp pain behind my left eye and the top, front, left side of my head felt all tingly as if it was a sleep.?

I woke up this morning with a sharp pain behind my left eye and the top, front, left side of my head felt all tingly as if it was a sleep.?

Pain and tingling ey: MeK173 ~have you have your BP checked lately. If not this is a good excuse to go in for a check. This may be nothing, but if the pain persists I would see a Dr because this could be raised, blood pressure, simple migraine, eye infection, or early herpes zoster CrVdiv1, which can involve eye. If the HA is gone, watchful waiting but have the BP checked. Thanks ...Read more

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My eyes feel weak I have sharp pain in my head and around my eye, I also keep seeing big black dots and white dots and different things in vision?

Please see: A healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. At your age there are several things that come to mind. Retinal disease, brain tumor, anemia, and MS come to mind. As you can see, all of these are serious illnesses requiring prompt diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lately I've been feeling a sharp pain in my head and face, above my eyes, every time I sneeze. It's really painful and it takes a while for it to go.

Lately I've been feeling a sharp pain in my head and face, above my eyes, every time I sneeze. It's really painful and it takes a while for it to go.

It may be your: Sinuses. You have one above each eye. Increaced pressure from sneezing with a blocked, congested sinus can be painful.Afrin (oxymetazoline) can help rapidly be shrinking swelling thereby opening up the very small openings to these sinuses and resulting in decreased pressure. Other considerations are infection requiring antibiotics and treating the underlying causes of the inflammation (allergy, viral infection, etc ...Read more

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What does having a strong pulse in the middle of your head and a sharp pain in your right eye indicate?

What does having a strong pulse in the middle of your head and a sharp pain in your right eye indicate?

Migraines: You could be migraines. Try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain across my forehead and above my left eye every time I turn my head it hurts even more should I be worried?

Unusual: This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. It is most likely a benign syndrome related to a musculoskeletal cause, bu, depending on how long you have had it, t it may be a good idea to have a complete neurological examination, along with a CT or MRI of your head, just to rule out an serious intra-cranial problems. ...Read more

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Experiencing flashes of sharp pain in my right temple when I move my head vigorously. Doesn't last long and hurts right eye too.?

Experiencing flashes of sharp pain in my right temple when I move my head vigorously. Doesn't last long and hurts right eye too.?

Right temple pain: Most often due to blood flow issues from dehydration/headache/migraine/hormones (are you on birth control?). See PCP and eyeMD to be sure your full neuro exam is normal. Stay hydrated; avoid oral hormones: see "Migraine Diet" on eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Sharp pain deep inside nose and ongoing headaches for months along with weird feeling in head when I move my eyes. Possibly related?

Sharp pain deep inside nose and ongoing headaches for months along with weird feeling in head when I move my eyes. Possibly related?

Possibly: This may possibly be related. If you do not require referrals, I recommend that you start with ENT to see if you have a nasal infection or deep ethmoid sinus infection or something else... ...Read more

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I have been suffering from a sharp pain in the left side of my head and around my left eye especially on sunny days. Is this due to migrane?

See eye doctor: It may also be iritis, which is inflammation in the eye which causes an ache and light sensitivity. See an eye doctor to rule out the eye as a source of the pain or as a trigger. ...Read more

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Brief dull or sometimes sharp pain on one part of the back of my head. Neck too, sometimes feel like my eyes are straining or heavydue to back problems?

Probably not: By "back problems" I will assume that you mean neck pathology. The symptoms you have described, other than neck pain, are not typical for cervical pathology. With the eye symptoms and head pains, sinus problems would be a consideration. I would recommend further evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. What could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. What could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including things like shingles, triennial neuralgia, temporal arteritis. I would not hesitate to be seen. Early diagnosis and treatment can be the key in some of the conditions to limit intensity and duration of the condition. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side (on top) of head-radiates around left eye and left ear?

Sharp pain on left side (on top) of head-radiates around left eye and left ear?

Have it checked out!: While scalp sensitivity radiating toward an eye or ear may seem benign, some possibilities are more risky and deserve a check up. Particularly, if there is a possibility of early shingles (a zoster virus flare) or a process called giant cell arteritis (or temporal arteritis) then time is of the essence. This is especially true with any changes in vision. Follow up with your primary or eye md. ...Read more

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Short lived, Sharp pain in head when I bend over, look up or down (moving head not eyes) almost feels like a migraine, but just lasts minutes?

Uncertain: It may be sinus issue. It could be a muscle issue of muscles around your neck. You can check this with your physicians ...Read more

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Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. Had the head pain first, mild dull pain?

Sharp pain like a line going from the top of my head on the right, to my eye, down the side of my nose. Had the head pain first, mild dull pain?

Migraine: The character of pain described, may suggest migraine or ohter type of tension headache. The former is oftern accompanied by an "aura", a feeling that you are about to get headache, accompanied at times with nausea and photophobia. OTC NSAIDS oftern help, but consult with a PMD for an initial workup is warranted to rule out other medical condition. Good luck! ...Read more