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Im just getting over a sinus infection. Still having headaches the top of my head temples down the back to my neck. My arms neck and back are achy?

Im just getting over a sinus infection.  Still having headaches the top of my head temples down the back to my neck. My arms neck and back are achy?

See a doctor: Preferably start with your primary care doctor. The question is whether or not the sinus infection has been adequately managed or has extended beyond the sinuses. All of the symptoms you describe may be due to tension of holding your head in a single position while you had severe sinus disease, but the best thing to do is to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Been having bad headaches for 2 mths with pain radiating from ear to ear,front,top & back of head. Eyes hurt,irritated. Is this a sinus infection?

Been having bad headaches for 2 mths with pain radiating from ear to ear,front,top & back of head. Eyes hurt,irritated. Is this a sinus infection?

Can be sinus infecti: Eye irritation can be from drying out of tear film or sinus infection (pressure around eye or bacteria/virus backflowing into tear film). See eyeMD to see cause. ...Read more

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Sinus infection for a week.Zpack for 5 days+home self care.Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head.Getting worse.Now what?

Sinus infection for a week.Zpack for 5 days+home self care.Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head.Getting worse.Now what?

Sinusitis: Often, antibiotics are unnecessary in managing sinus infection. Treatment should be accompanied by nasal irrigation with saline (neti-pot), decongestants (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray), possibly nasal steroids and pain control with nsaids. If these measures do not help, see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection been on aziyhromycin 250mg 5 days.Infection gone, but still had coughing a lot, pain in my head.Yeterday so bad i was in bed all day now on prednisone.Still bad headaches, help?

I have  a sinus infection been on aziyhromycin 250mg 5 days.Infection gone, but still had coughing a lot, pain in my head.Yeterday so bad i was in bed all day now on prednisone.Still bad headaches, help?

Maybe migraine?: Headaches caused by sinus infection are typically not severe and rather more nagging. However, sinus infection can trigger migraine headaches which can be quite severe for some folks. So, if your headaches are so severe and persistent, i would advise consulting doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection for 4 months. Bad smell in my nose for a year. Bad headaches, face hurts from my upper lip to my head, when i sniffle it feel?

I have a sinus infection for 4 months. Bad smell in my nose for a year. Bad headaches, face hurts from my upper lip to my head, when i sniffle it feel?

ENT consult: Persistent sinus symptoms greater than 3 months indicates the possibility of chronic sinusitis with or without underlying allergic rhinitis. Prolonged treatment with antibiotics, mucolytics and nasal saline may be indicated. Additionally an Otolaryngologist(ENT) may order a sinus CT scan and possibly allergy testing. End point therapy may include immunotherapy (allergy shots) or sinus surgery. ...Read more

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Woke up with the worst stiff neck ever, difficult to turn head. Very tired lately alond with headaches I have had a sinus infection and just finished a z-pack. Feels like there's a lump on both sides of my neck. Don't know what to do. I have tried a warm

Woke up with the worst stiff neck ever, difficult to turn head. Very tired lately alond with headaches I have had a sinus infection and just finished a z-pack. Feels like there's a lump on both sides of my neck. Don't know what to do. I have tried a warm

With : With headache and neck stiffness, there would be a concern for meningitis. If you have neck pain, stiffness, or especially if you have any fever or rash you would have to be seen in the emergency department. It could also be that your lymph node swelling is causing worsening symptoms in your neck. ...Read more

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Woke up with the worst stiff neck ever, difficult to turn head. Very tired lately alond with headaches I have had a sinus infection and just finished a z-pack. Feels like there's a lump on both sides of my neck. Don't know what to do. I have tried a warm

Woke up with the worst stiff neck ever, difficult to turn head. Very tired lately alond with headaches I have had a sinus infection and just finished a z-pack. Feels like there's a lump on both sides of my neck. Don't know what to do. I have tried a warm

With : With headache and neck stiffness, there would be a concern for meningitis. If you have neck pain, stiffness, or especially if you have any fever or rash you would have to be seen in the emergency department. It could also be that your lymph node swelling is causing worsening symptoms in your neck. ...Read more

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Keep experiencing sensation of water up my nose @ diff. times of the day and headaches. No recent cold, flu, sinus infection or any illness. Why?

Keep experiencing sensation of water up my nose @ diff. times of the day and headaches. No recent cold, flu, sinus infection or any illness. Why?

Sinus spasms: It could be that your sinus passages are spasming which can happen from weather changes, dryness or just random spasms. Certain migraines can cause these kinds of symptoms. Try doing some sinus washing and see if that helps. ...Read more

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When can a simple sinus infection become something worse? Took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days, now excruciating headaches and awful smell in my nose.

When can a simple sinus infection become something worse?  Took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days, now excruciating headaches and awful smell in my nose.

Smell concerning: The symptoms you describe are almost always the sign of something serious, especially after just completing a course of antibiotics. Consult an ENT for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Infection (Definition)

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


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