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Sinus Infection And Puffy Eyes
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
Yes: All of our sinuses are connected. Sinus infection will increase the pressure within the sinus and some time causing discomfort and headache. Since the orbit is also surrounded by sinuses, some time you will feel like pressure behind the eye with sinus infection. Sinus infection however will not affect the pressure within the eye itself (intraocular pressure). ...Read more
Allergies : Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes itching & this can you can try loraditine (claritin) or other previous prescription anti-allergy meds. Check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions or are pregnant. ...Read more
I have swollen puffy watering eyes, and runny nose, severe headaches behind the eyes and forehead - please diagnose?
Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images while in a live consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, for a subscription fee. Currently, you have posted on the "brief informational answers" forum, which is not for diagnosing. People with said symptoms may have allergies or a virus like adenovirus, and may have sinusitis. ...Read more
Coughing, nasal congestion, sneezing. Lower eyelid of one eye is swollen and hurts to the touch and eyes water. Connected or possible eye infection?
Woke up with eye mucus & crust on lashes; both eyes. Eye's aren't red; no pain. Stuffy nose, voice sounds congested; no cough. Sinus infection?
Probably not: Most sinus infections do not cause eye symptoms like you are describing. That sounds like an infection/irritation of your eyelashes called blepheritis. That can be treated with baby shampoo rinsing of the eyelashes. The other symptoms are most likely from allergies or an early respiratory infection. Sinus infections when they do occur do not usually need antibiotics. ...Read more
Pain and tenderness around eyes and temples, weeping ears, swollen feeling nasal airways, bloodshot eye with transient visual issue (normal on exam). Sinusitis?
Less likely: Although, you may have sinusitis, none of the described symptoms is classic for it. Classic sinusitis symptoms would be pain over the sinus areas (forehead, under the eyes, and nose), pussy discharge out of the nose, nasal congestion and headache. In some cases fever is present. Your presentation is more consistent with a viral infection (upper respiratory) in which sinuses can be involved too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tired, rhinitis, frequent sinus infections, acne, lethargic, eczema, puffy eyes with dark circles, irritable, clogged ears. What is wrong with me?
Maybe: Nasal steroid inhalants can cause puffy eyes or dizziness but usually not orbital pain. Infections can cause these symptoms, and steroids can decrease the body's ability to fight infection. It is important for you to see your doctor in order to evaluate your symptoms before they get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being treated for sphenoid + maxilary sinus infections. Today, my face is somewhat puffy under my eyes and top of cheekbones. Is this due to sinuses?
Sinusitis treatment : Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eye pain, eye feels like it's bulging. Sinus pressure around my eyes and nose. Have seasonal allergies. What medication is best for infection?
See your doctor: you possibly have sinuitis, a docto's exam is warranted, you might need prescription meds, take care ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme throat pain. Ears conjested. Tongue hurts. Teeth hurt. Sinus pressure. Runny nose. Drainage from eyes. Bad cold? Or need antibiotic?
Acute sinusitis: Can be caused by vital or bacterial infection. Is a common condition, but if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a serious infection: severe headache confusion, double vision, stiff neck shortness of breath call your pcp. In any case is always good to see your doctor preventing future complications and decide for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
You can treat them: There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments. Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have cronic sinus pressure, inner ear fluid, blocked ears and ringing without runny nose or watery eyes or itching can it be allergies?
Possible/less likely: Allergies can cause these symptoms that you mentioned. But it could be chronic sinusitis. In that case, antibiotics or sometimes surgery can help. You should see an ear, nose, throat doctors first, and later also do an allergy testing to rule out allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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