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I have had neck pain for about 5 days, at first I thought it was my bad sinus headache. Now I have no symptoms but neck paun and stiffness. Worried...

I have had neck pain for about 5 days, at first I thought it was my bad sinus headache. Now I have no symptoms but neck paun and stiffness. Worried...

See a doctor: This is impossible to diagnose over the internet. If you are concerned about these symptoms go and get examined and assessed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain? Worried about brain aneurysm.

Not really: Brain aneurysm wouldn't cause such as the main diagnostic symptoms, you probably have neck sprain, try pain killers on regular basis, unless contraindicated, if no improvement, see your doctor, take care ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, headache, neck pain, sinus pain and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Sneezing and Painful throat sores. What should I do?

I am experiencing  sore throat, headache, neck pain, sinus pain and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Sneezing and Painful throat sores. What should I do?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to look for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) may lessen pain. ...Read more

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Sinus pain, bad headache and neck ache, cause?

Sinus pain, bad headache and neck ache, cause?

Midface Migraine: It is common for a migraine to be misdiagnosed. It is difficult to diagnose when pain is in a different location such as face, maxillary sinus, neck, upper teeth or jaw. The diagnosis can be elusive and results in a misdiagnosis of neuralgia, sinus headache or atypical facial pain.
See otolaryngologist and headache specialist; one cause for a headache does not exclude the presence of another ha. ...Read more

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Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Possibly migraine: You are having a migraine issue. The ear pain may be from teeth clenching or grinding partly related to your anxiety or less likely an inner ear infection. You need to talk to your doctor and get examined. Glaucoma should be ruled out as the cause for the eye pain- get the eye pressure checked since it may lead to permanent loss in vision if left untreated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head? I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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Saw urgent care doc for HA & neck pain, r/o sinusitis & viral meningitis. Doc told me to rest. Took Flonase for sinus, HA still persist. What do I do?

Saw urgent care doc for HA & neck pain, r/o sinusitis & viral meningitis. Doc told me to rest. Took Flonase for sinus, HA still persist. What do I do?

Headache: Would stay for some time if it is sinusitis, Flonase alone might not help, also viral meningitis headache might still be the cause, although with absence of fever is rare, neck pain could be due to pharyngitis as well, you need a second opinion, it's your right and no offense to the first evaluating doctor, diseases change course and evolve with time ...Read more

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Amitripline seems to be helping my neck pain and headaches, but more importantly my sinus! Why is this?

Sinus: Amytriptilline works on the nerves and helps pain. Your headaches and neck pain can be secondary to sinus issues, fixe those to clear all your problems. See an ENT or an allergy. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish between a sinus headache and a tension headache? Been in pain for three days with sore neck as well.

How do you distinguish between a sinus headache and a tension headache? Been in pain for three days with sore neck as well.

Associated symptoms: Dear Susan,

Sinusitis would usually be associated with a blocked or runny nose. Regarding headaches - there are basically 8 headache syndromes. In my experience tension headache is term that includes many different causes. If you have pain in your neck it is probably cervicogenic.

Probably a good idea to see a chiropractor which I have found treats tension headaches quite effectively. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i have tension or sinus headache? Its above eyes/ bridge of nose / bk of neck it's been weeks now won't go

How can I tell if i have tension or sinus headache? Its above eyes/ bridge of nose / bk of neck it's been weeks now won't go

Tension/neck sprain?: Sinus headache does not involve the neck area. Thus, your headache may even originate from the neck. However, there is a chance that you may have both conditions. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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Severe forehead headache, neck pain, ear pain, dizzy head very heavy is it a combination of sinus and tension headache? Eyes heavy too. Spin sensation

See a doctor: I'm sorry, but we can't diagnose you from online. Please see a physician who can properly take your history, examine you, and treat you. Please do this as soon as you can -- sinus infections can worsen if not addressed. Be well. ...Read more

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Left side headache in the temple & top & back of head pain in face jaw under eye and next to nose and neck pain dr said sinus? It went away then c/b

Left side headache in the temple & top & back of head pain in face jaw under eye and next to nose and neck pain dr said sinus? It went away then c/b

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, temple, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat earache stiff neck my gums hurt and a sinus headache. I am prone to sinus infections and that's what I thought it was but now I h?

I have a sore throat earache stiff neck my gums hurt and a sinus headache. I am prone to sinus infections and that's what I thought it was but now I h?

Well or Worse: After this length of time, you are probably either better, have seen a doctor, well, or worse. The only thing I would be able to offer you at this time if you are still ill is that of an antibiotic for ear and sinus infection. If you wish to do one of the Virtual Consults:

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Can Hemicrania Continua cause a sensation like something is stuck in your throat or mimic a sinus headache?

Can Hemicrania Continua cause a sensation like something is stuck in your throat or mimic a sinus headache?

Globus Hystericus: Not likely, Hemicrania Continua is a rare continuous one-sided headache and pain is located in the ocular temporal region. Globus Hystericus is the sensation of a lump in the throat, often associated with headaches and facial pains. See your GP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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My nose not stuffy but have sinus headache and sinus drainage back of throat and fever how to treat this?

My nose not stuffy but have sinus headache and sinus drainage back of throat and fever how to treat this?

Sinusitis: Short of seeing an ENT doctor you can do saline irrigation of the nose using a neti-pot, or a saline nasal spray. Use a decongestant like pseudoephedrine, and possibly a steroid nasal spray. If this continues you may require antibiotics. Pain control can be with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Good luck. ...Read more

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What OTC medicine to control sinus symptoms like cough/sore throat/sinus headache can be taken safely while having a couple of beers?

What OTC medicine to control sinus symptoms like cough/sore throat/sinus headache can be taken safely while having a couple of beers?

OTC Sudafed: Or nasal sprays such as Afrin should be safe, but only with moderate alcohol intake and assuming you have no medical conditions such as hypertension or take no other meds. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

See a doctor: Sounds like you have some serious problem please find a qualified doctor who can diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more

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Sinus, ear, jaw, lower teeth pain, headache, sore throat, face pain, no fever. No cough n cold, no flu. Can get sinusitis without cold or flu?

Yes, you can: Allergies can also cause inflammation of your sinuses. Your symptoms can indicate so many issues, including bruxism. If your symptoms last more than two weeks, see both your dentist and physician. ...Read more

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What can my grandfather take for a sinus headache, when he takes medication for parkinsons?

What can my grandfather take for a sinus headache, when he takes medication for parkinsons?

Soe meds are safe: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines(eg Claritin alavert etc, not with "d") should not react with his parkinsons meds. Prescription nasal steroids are also helpful. Frequently "sinus" headaches are actually migraines and are treated much differently. He should discuss this with his primary care doc. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sinus headache?

Sinus HA: Saline lavages, saline nasal sprays, and inhalation of steam and vapor like the netti pot. These can be used liberally. Beginning now, a short course of afrin or other long acting otc nasal spray 2 puffs each nostril three times a day for three days should help. ...Read more

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What to do for sinus headache in forward?

Sinus headache: If the sinus headache is caused by infection, it is to be treated. If it is allergies, then this needs to be addressed. The problem needs to be treated by addressing the cause thereof. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel nauseas with a sinus headache?

Is it normal to feel nauseas with a sinus headache?

Depends: Some people equate facial pressure or sinus pressure with a headache. This problem may be due to allergies or a sinus infection. This shouldn't cause nausea. If your headache is more of a migraine condition, then nausea would be commonly associated with that. If this is a longstanding problem for you, you should see a doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my sinus headache?

How to get rid of my sinus headache?

Depends: Sinus headache is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. When swelling occurs in the nasal cavity, this becomes blocked. Reversing the swelling will allow for the pressure to equalize. Knowing the cause of the swelling helps determine what works best — uri, allergy, infection, etc. See your doctor or ent. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article ...Read more