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Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Yes: You need a full medical history and exam. Studies show untreated or undertreated seasonal allergies can lead to more frequent acute otitis media and bacterial rhinosinusitis. Need exam to scope your ear and probably treat otitis media and sinusitis simultaneously with augmentin. Try pseudoeohedrine 60 q 6 hours if tolerable and see MD. ...Read more

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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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Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Acupuncture: This treatment modality is ancient in origin, but has been found to have some utility when tested by modern science. It is used with some success on today's battlefields as a pain control adjunct for the wounded. I cannot predict whether it would work for your particular problem, but the downside risks are very low. ...Read more

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What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

Ok, if pain gone.: What has probably happened is that When you use the sinus rinse you may have used slightly too much pressure. This can sometimes force salt water up to your eustachian tube and up into your middle ear. This is not uncommon. Also, if your eustachian tube was blocked the salt water could have reduced some of the swelling around the opening and help you relieve pressure in your from your middle ear. ...Read more

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Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat infection?: Sounds like it could be a throat/tonsil infection. May need to get on some antibiotics. Not typical for sinus infection. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of infection aquired via neti pot be? I have sinus and ear pain and have used neti pot with untreated well water.

What would the symptoms of infection aquired via neti pot be? I have sinus and ear pain and have used neti pot with untreated well water.

Sinus irrigation: Please do not do that again. Only use sterile distilled water and use an irrigating bottle that can be washed and put into the microwave for 60-90 seconds to sterilize it. You could develop deadly amoebic meningitis otherwise with severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, coma, convulsions, and death. ...Read more

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I've had sinus trouble since February. No antibiotic helps!! I have dizziness ear pain!! Had CT everything is clear!! ?

I've had sinus trouble since February. No antibiotic helps!! I have dizziness ear pain!! Had CT everything is clear!! ?

Sinus: It could be allergies. You may want to do allergy testing. It could also be secondary to food sensitivities so consider and elimination diet. Occasionally after long term treatment with antibiotic you can get fungal infection of the sinuses. Full evaluation by an ENT would be important. Dizziness could be unrelated or side effect of medications. Ear pain can have other causes such as TMJ. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Diagnosed with sinus infection. Sudden sharp left ear pain that comes and goes started after appointment. What is the cause?

Have doctor recheck: Your ears. The antibiotic used for sinus infections also treats ear infections, but if the pain doesn't get better in a day or 2, go back to the doctor. Meanwhile, take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I am just getting over a cold. I am experiencing ear pain in my left ear and sinus congestion and headache. Why am I getting new symptoms?

I am just getting over a cold. I am experiencing ear pain in my left ear and sinus congestion and headache. Why am I getting new symptoms?

Complicated: Cold and cough may have exacerbated tmj. Residual inflammation in eustachian tube may have lead to otitis media (hearing loss is key sign of this). If you have pain in the temples and on opening and closing of mouth - think tmj. Take some Motrin and softer foods. ...Read more

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I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?

I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?

Medical evaluation: By an allergist/ ENT is needed, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Sinus infection for a few weeks now, developed bad night cough and some ear pain is this all normal part of sickness/ healing?

Sinus infection: No your symptoms are not part of the healing process. See your doctor to rule an infection in your chest or ears. ...Read more

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What muat I do to prevent ear pain on an airplane due to sinus infection?

What muat I do to prevent ear pain on an airplane due to sinus infection?

Decongestants: You can try taking decongestants before the trip (e.g. Pseudoephedrine). I don't usually recommend nasal decongestant sprays, but they might be reasonable to take before take-off and landing. ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Experiencing dizziness and lightheadedness but no ear pain. Could this still be an ear or sinus infection causing it?

Yes and other things: The symptoms you list are shared in common with a multitude of illnesses. This could be the early stages of a viral illness, blood pressure issues, blood sugar issues, etc. If you have a recurrent pattern of ear or sinus issues, this may be an early sign, but it is to non-specific to be the only choices. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

ENT Evaluation And: I will suggest you consult a ENT Specialist to get your Sinus issues treated appropriately since you have severe facial pains
It may be from the sinusitis or there is possibility of Trgeminal Nuralgia depending on what part of face is painful.
Can only be diagnosed after taking detailed History and Physical Exam and if indicated imaging and other teasts ...Read more

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I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

No: Occasionally sinus rinses will force bacteria or fungus into other areas including the brain. They are not recommended. Gentle saline spray may help or topical steroids. The sinuses can be difficult to treat and sometimes require drainage. Ask for an ENT opinion. ...Read more

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Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Allergies: Yes allergies and /or sinus infections can cause achiness, neck and ear pain. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection for 7 days now I'm having ear pain and neck feels swollen should I see a doctor?

Yes!: If you are currently on antibiotics for the sinus infection, they will probably treat the ear infection too, but you may need a different antibiotic. You should at least call the doc who prescribed the antibiotics to ask if they need to see you again. If you are not on medication yet, you should get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

Not brain or sinus: It sounds like a jaw problem. Spasm and inflammation of your jaw joint can cause all these symptoms. Do you chew gum? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication, ice to your jaw joint and consult with a dentist. ...Read more

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Why am I having ear problems still? So in I had sinus infections for months then developed severe ear pain, ringing, hearing loss, numbness etc

Ear problems: See an ear nose and throat specialist. You may have eustachian tube disfunction coupled with allergic rhinitis.The fluid in your middle ears age giving you pain and causing ringing. ...Read more

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Popping in nose. Feels inflamed. Cheek head neck ear pain. Past sinus/allergy issues. So much pain in ear and neck. Feel really sick. Green mucus.

Popping in nose. Feels inflamed. Cheek head neck ear pain. Past sinus/allergy issues. So much pain in ear and neck. Feel really sick. Green mucus.

Sinusitis: You may have a sinus infection, you need to see your doctor to treat it, if you have allergies they need to be controlled to stop these recurrent sinus infections. See an allergist and get tested and determine your triggers. ...Read more

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Sinus probs for full week w/fever, ear pain, congestion, cough. No fever now lightheaded, Cant catch a decent breath, Chest very heavy, no fever just cough?

Sinus probs for full week w/fever, ear pain, congestion, cough. No fever now lightheaded, Cant catch a decent breath, Chest very heavy, no fever just cough?

Shortness of breath: These symptoms should be investigated formally by a doc. I hate to think of it, but sometimes after a viral infection, a bacterial infection can settle in as a one-two punch. Good you don't have fever, but maybe you're suppressing it with motrin/tylenol? I think you need a chest X-ray to make sure your lungs are OK. Hope you get some help there. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more