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Sinus Infection Red Eyes
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 more
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
I have red eyes, congestion, sneezing, & trouble sleeping/very tired. This happened few weeks ago and ended up with sinus infection. Should I see dr?
Yes: If you continue with symptoms beyond about a week despite over the counter medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, and hydration you should see your doctor again. Viral infections may sometimes turn into bacterial infections, requiring antibiotics. Sometimes allergies can mimic a sinus infection and need prescription medications to help. ...Read more
Eye redness since June thst won't go away. I know I had sinus infection plus ear infections but still. Makes me look ugly. Eyes are usually white.
Eyes: You should see your eye doctor to check for allergies or other causes. ...Read more
I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t
Your: Your sinuses may be draining, or you may be getting another infection. You can try saline nasal spray, and a humidifer or even a steam room to clear this up. There are also "netti pots", which you can ask your pharmacist about that can help drain your sinuses. If a patient has persistent sinus pain, fever, or vomiting, then they should consult with their physician. ...Read more
I have red skin discoloration in outer corners of eyes. Also, purplish-red near tear ducts (skin). Why? From sinus infection? What can I do for it?
Possible infection: Redness of the skin around the eyes is typically from things like blepharitis, a type of inflammation of the eyelids, or from allergies. Rubbing the eyes can also cause the redness. The cause also depends on any other symptoms like itching, dryness, or discharge. A sinus infection would rarely cause the redness you describe. In any case you should visit your eye doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
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
Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted. Help?
I no longer have vertigo but I'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?
Sinusitis: That is possible, but cannot possibly diagnose this over the internet without a full history and physical exam. If this persists please go and see a doctor. Canada has a great health care system. ...Read more
How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!
Sinus infection: The same germ that is affecting your sinuses can affect the conjunctiva of your eyes, thereby clouding up your eyes and making it hard to focus. ...Read more
I have pain under my eyes, around my eyes and in my jaw and it hurts bad, do I have a sinus infection? What can I use over-the-counter for it
If pain is that: Expansive then you should see your doctor for an evaluation or go to the er. ...Read more
Not congested but under my eyes and forehead hurt when you tap it and I feel like my head is in a cloud and lost taste? Is this a sinus infection?
Have had sinus infection off\on for 3 months. Now my eyes and face hurt. Even to smile hurts. Should I be worried? Left side neck tender. Tension?
Yes: If it causes facial pain and sensitivity, need to get antibiotics after confirmation of the sinusitis by clinical examination, and preferably ct scan of sinuses, to be orderd by the pcp, and if not ct scan atleast xray of sinuses. Somethimes the opening of the sinuses are blocked which tends to cause stagnation of the mucus and pus inside the sinuses and can cause pain, fever. See pcp/ent doctor. ...Read more
What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?
Allergy?: Your symptoms can be due to sinus infection but seasonal allergies can also have these symptoms. An evaluation by your doctor would be needed to determine the etiology of your symptoms and render the correct treatment. ...Read more
Eye dr ordered MRI for aura while eyes are closed. Normal result, but showed an old sinus infection. What does it mean? I assume they're not related?
Likely not related: Your doctor was likely trying to rule out other causes for your visual changes with the mri. Auras can be seen with classic migraines and with optical migraines. An old sinus infection is not a probable cause for an aura but ongoing sinus inflammation can be a trigger for migraines. ...Read more
Perfectly normal: Plus if you have allergies and fever on top of it, it just adds more fuel to the fire (sinusitis). So make sure to hydrate, drink plenty of liquids, get some rest, and time for mucus to be gone! Have a bland diet, stay off sugars, sweets of any kind as this produce more phlegm (mucus). Also, stay away from any processed or fried foods too for the same reason, and be kind to your system, and heal. ...Read more
No: Frontal sinuses are located just above the nose and are not formed in an young child; maxillary sinuses that are located on either side of the nose do not get blocked as they have a large opening. So, sinus infections do not happen in infants. Yellow eyes are from jaundice or severe cases of hypercarotenemia. So, if the eyes are yellow, the infant needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Pain behind eyes and headeache, tight neck, on and off earaches, can sinus infection cause tight neck?
When pressing my forehead over my eyes, it hurts, it will ache for a few minutes then go away. Can this be from tension or sinus infection?
Probably tension: Because if sinus you woud have a lot of other symptoms too. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Sinus infections are isolated to the head and neck they never involve the lower extremities unless there is a massive infection that involves the veins that drain the head and neck. In these cases the whole head and neck are swollen as the infection extends to the brachio-cephalic veins that drain into the superior vena cava near the heart. There would be other signs and symptoms. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection make your upper teeth hurt when you walk and your eyes feel like they have a hard time focusing. Havegreen post drip for 2 weeks?
Absolutely: Please see your GP or an ENT for treatment of your infection. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection that I cannot clear with medication would getting a CT scan show a sinus problem thanks p.S the pain is above both eyes?
Yes: Sinus ct would provide useful information.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had pink eye from a sinus infection about a month ago, and today I noticed my vision as blurry in that same eye, I have realized that it has been blurry since being sick, but thought it was just tired eyes, or because of allergies. Now I realize my visi
Ophthalmologist: Evaluation ASAP please, kind of urgent, need to make sure your eye and eye muscles are fine before treating your sinuses ...Read more
Left eyelid twitches and feels swollen underneath eye but isn't. Sinus issues. Eye dr said eyes are perfect. No sinus infection. Should I be worried?
Could be Neck: It's good you had sinuses and eyes checked. You may want to have a chiropractor check your upper neck as an irritated brain stem, can over stimulate cranial nerves to face and eyes, causing twitching. This is often seen with those who slept funny, torticollis, and motor vehicle accidents, whiplash. ...Read more
Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?
Could be: Could be one or the other or both. If you have an infected tooth it will need specific dental treatment, not just pills. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more
The right side of my head is in pain. Under my eyes, my jaw my ear and it feels like I have a tooth ache. Is this likely to be a sinus infection?
Probably: Assuming you are otherwise healthy, the answer is probably, especially if you have had a recent cold, and/or plane travel. Call your doc. Rx may include something to open nasal passages, something to thin out mucus, something to kill germs. ...Read more
Extremely tired face feels funny eyes heavy runny stuffy nose is it anxiety or chronic sinus infection I'm going to a ent for sinus infection friday?
1 may causes other: History of which came first is crucial ...Read more
I have been on azithromycin for 3 days now for a sinus infection. I have no congestion but I have bad headaches between my eyes and back of neck. Norm?
NOT NECESSARILY: It would be unusual for you not to be congested, and you simply may not be aware of it because the pain is overwhelming some sensations. Use a nasal saline rinse with a neti-pot and a decongestant. If you have fever or the headaches worsen, have nausea, sensitivity to light or difficulty moving your neck see a doctor asap. Go to er. Do not wait. ...Read more
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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