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Sinus Congestion Affect Glaucoma Pressure Eye
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
Not really: Sinus congestion can be quite unpleasant but the pressure in the sinus is not transmitted to the eye. These are separate and independent problems. ...Read more
No: Sinus pressure can be felt around the eye, often making a patient think the pressure in the eye is elevated. Sinus congestion has no affect on intraocular pressure. ...Read more
After I had the flu in December, I started having sinus congestion, even more when I lay flat I have a lot of pressure n pain. The discomfort has traveled to my right ear as well and my eyes. Advise:)?
Sinus: All the mucous built up from the flu might've turned into a sinus infection. Get checked out to confirm. ...Read more
Sinus congestion: Yes, you most certainly can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages affect glaucoma and does having sinus congestion affect glaucoma?
Probably not: There is a temporary increase in the eye pressure to a small degree from the ingestion of a large volume of liquid until the kidney gets rid of it. The caffeine does not alter the fluid relationships in the eye and so is not a problem. Sinus congestion is an independent problem and unrelated to eye pressure. ...Read more
Sinus congestion: Will not cause angle glaucoma. In patients who have narrow anterior chamber angles (which would be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist), taking medications to treat a sinus infection could lead to an angle closure glaucoma attack. If you have narrow angles, you should avoid decongestants and anti-histamines until you are told by your ophthalmologist that it's ok to use them. ...Read more
I don't take Sudafed because it makes me feel jittery. What else can I try OTC or home remedy to relieve sinus congestion/achiness/ pressure?
You can try: Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Chlortrimeton, Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, etc, or nasal spray such as Afrin or neosynephrine, Also use a vaporizer to increase humidity. Avoid dehydration by taking plenty of fluids. If these don't work, it is time to see a doctor. ...Read more
Headache for 4 wks. Doesn't go with painkillers. Eye test normal. Dr gave tablets for sinus congestion - not working. Never had this headache before?
Pain and pressure in left eye that comes and goes. Vision gets mildly blurry. Along with headaches. Could this be caused by my sinus congestion?
Exam required: Unfortunately the symptoms are non-specific. An ophthalmic examination is required. ...Read more
I have sinus congestion and dried mucous symtoms which appears to get worse when taking 10 mg of lisinoprel for my blood pressure. Suggestions?
Dry nose solutions: If it is due to your lisinopril, discuss with your prescribing md, you may be able to switch meds and improve the symptoms. For now here are some products to try: sinus rinses; nozami (an otc sesame oil spray, available online), ayr gel (saline gel product in drugstores), plain saline mist (otc), or use small amount of aquaphor or vaseline in affected nose. See an ENT if it persists. ...Read more
I have had a headache for a week and a half behind my eyes. I have sinus congestion but no drainage or fever. Is this caused by a virus?
Maybe: Your headache very likely is a consequence of your sinus congestion, even without drainage. It can be from allergic reaction to inhaled allergen like pollen, a viral infection or even a bacterial infection. However, you may be right that this is not from a bacterial infection as you are not systemically sicker (fever, chills, swelling around the facial area). Try otc anti-allergy/decongestant. ...Read more
Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?
Viral infection: Symptoms are typical of any number of viral upper respiratory infections. These are almost always normal symptoms and not a cause for alarm. They can last on average from 7 to 14 days. Treatment is symptomatic and can include decongestants, saline rinses and time. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy, weak, achy, on and off tunnel vision. On and off hat flashes, blood pressure is 144/98. I have had a cold, sinus congestion for several weeks now. On amoxicilian for that
You: You are describing symptoms that could be ascribed to many different health problems. The role of your internist is to take a thorough history and perform a focused physical exam which will pinpoint the likely cause of your multiple symptoms. As the possibilities are numerous and vary from seasonal allergies, menopause, influenza or other upper respiratory illness, hypertension, transient ischemic attacks, hypoglycemia etc your best bet is to get a thorough exam as soon as possible. ...Read more
Viral syndrome!: Sounds like a viral syndrome. May be more serious like an auto immune disease. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
I've had bad nasal congestion and laryngitis. Now I am having pain under my right eye. Could this be caused by the sinus congestion?
See doctor: You need to see a doctor to get examined. Since your description is not detailed enough, it is hard to even guess what the cause may be since it may just be from a cold but a sinus infection should be considered as well. ...Read more
I have been having nasal congestion accompanied by some laryngitis. Now I have pain under my right eye. Is this coming from the sinus congestion?
Probably: Yes, the pain under your eye could be coming from sinus congestion. You maxillary sinuses are under the eyes and it is not uncommon for you to get sinus congestion along with nasal congestion. Try decongestants if you do not have high blood pressure and nasal saline to help with this congestion. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more
How to get fix a retracted ear drum. Sinus congestion one month, constant postnasal drip ear pressure got severe two weeks ago with loss of hearing?
Sinus Issue: Many of my patients have problems with their ear (retracted ear drum) due to their problems with their sinuses. I have been able to help alot of patients by treating their sinus issues appropriately. Also, some physicians are now dilating the eustachian tube (relatively new procedure - not fda approved) which can help in refractory cases. ...Read more
Yes: The sphenoid sinuses in particular are theorized to contribute to vertex (top of the head) or occipital (back of the head) pressure. ...Read more
Can Cold/Sinus congestion cause a whooshing sound in your ears (my right ear) in certain positions like bending my head forward/towards the right?
Yes it can...: Fluid accumulated in your ears due to congestion can cause this type of symptoms. Usually with plenty of fluids and decongestants gets better in a matter of a few days. ...Read more
Was tilting my head down while sitting and felt a moving bouncy elevator kind of feeling. I have sinus congestion in nose often. Sinuses causing this?
I got heaviness in my head from last four days nd also little bit balancing problem. My doctor told me I got sinus congestion. What it could be else!
4 weeks post op ORIF femur, have had pounding in head ever since. Mild headache, similar to sinus congestion, but sinuses are clear?
Can sinus congestion cause headaches that can appear anywhere? After a cold I have a headache on the top left side of my head near the back.
I currently have a concussion from a head injury 5 days ago. Today I've developed a low grade fever, sinus congestion with no dripping, dizziness, & spinning sensation, in addition to my already prevalent headache. Is this normal?
Past 2 days I have a sinus headache, congestion, drainage, and ear " fullness". I have glaucoma, and r/eye is very red, puffy and draining. I am a 100% s/c vet, should I visit emergency?
Sinus and Glaucoma: You didn't say whether you have open or closed angle glaucoma. If you took certain meds to relieve your sinus symptoms, they can increase the pressure in your eye, given your glaucoma. Nevertheless, with your history, I would not take lightly your unilateral eye symptoms, even though acute sinus problems can cause eye puffiness and drainage. To be on the safe side, I would check it out. ...Read more
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?
Have sinus issue (head/ear pressure, congestion) but my eyes now see this mutilcolored specks of light in corner. Esp when sun is around. Ideas?
Perhaps your eyes: Are hypersensitive because of continued intracranial pressure from the sinus? I'm not sure but it is possible to have increased orbital pressure and therefore hypersensitivity to bright light/ loud noise, kind of like when you have a migraine headache. I am not an ophthalmologist so I cannot give you the physiological changes associated with how the eye receives sunlight. ...Read more
I have had sinus pressure on my nose and some pressure under my eyes for a week. What could this be? No congestion either, which seems odd.
Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure?
Pressure in forehead upon standing, clear nasal congestion, a lot of post nasal drip. Head feels wobbly. Is this common for a sinus problem?
Yes: Although usually the pressure in the head thing is worse with bending over, as in from standing position, bending over at the waist and touching your feet or the floor. To relieve this, start with an otc antihistamine of your choice (claritin, etc) with a decongestant (if no hi blood pressure) and follow up with your dr. If no better after a few days. If needed, your dr. Can rx nasal steroids. ...Read more
I thought my sinus congestion was allergies but it hasn't gone away. It's been almost a week now, could it be a sinus infection?
Possibly: Keep in mind that allergies, particularly during peak periods like April-June, can linger far beyond a week's time. A sinus infection is usually considered after two weeks, and only if there is significant nasal drainage, occasionally fever, but also facial pressure/pain, post-nasal drip and fatigue. Otherwise, if you have known allergies, they are likely the culprit. ...Read more
My left ear hasn't equalized since yesterday, is that bad? I drove from an elevation of 10, 200ft to 4400ft, and with sinus congestion for past week.
No usually: This may be from barotrauma due to change in altitude not unlikely what one often experiences with the plane descending. In most cases, it would resolve in less than 2 weeks. However you need to get something to decongest your nose but do not use otc decongestant spray for more than 5 days maximum. This may well hasten your recovery. ...Read more
Nothing!!!: There are no medications that will definitively "cure"congestion. Etiology is usually viral or allergic and treatment is usually fluids, making the child comfortable (with a cold). You can also try a decongestant but that, like tylenol, (acetaminophen) is only for symptomatic relief--meaning that the congestion will return when the decongestant wears off. An antihistamine can be used if allergy is the cause. ...Read more
First, diagnosis: Sinus congestion is not as easy to diagnose by the patient as one might think. You may really have nasal congestion. And most causes of nasal congestion are viral infections. Therefore, it is very likely that the overall symptoms of a viral infection may lead to a decrease in appetite. The course of these infections is 7-10 days. If longer, consult you physician. ...Read more
Moisture: If you want to avoid medications, try to maintain good nasal health by using saline irrigations and keeping an appropriate moisture level in the air you breathe. Unfortunately, this won't help if you have a physical issue blocking the drainage of your sinuses. Finally, make sure that the problem really is sinus-related and not another kind of headache. ...Read more
Sinus pressure, pain: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Temple, forehead, and ear pain may be radiating or referred pain. Pressure symptoms may be at the forehead, cheekbones, around the eyes, or between the eyes. Pain may also radiate to the back of the head or upper teeth. You may want to see an ENT. ...Read more
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