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Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

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

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Veal: Most likely viral syndrome. Continue treatment of other conditions. Hydrate, use artificial tears, and possibly cool compresses to the eyes. See your primary doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I no longer have vertigo but I'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Could: If you tender around the eye with tapping it most likely sinus problem. Please consult your doctor for evaluation and poss imaging. You may need treatment for sinusitis.
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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?

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

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What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

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

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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?

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

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Is coughing up mucus and having dark circles around your eyes common with a sinus infection?

Is coughing up mucus and having dark circles around your eyes common with a sinus infection?

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

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Can a sinus infection cause a baby to have yellow eyes?

Can a sinus infection cause a baby to have yellow eyes?

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

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When to know when a sinus infection has spread to the eyes and brain?

When to know when a sinus infection has spread to the eyes and brain?

Bad news: The signs depends on which sinus cavity is involved. Earliest is proptosis (eye bulging forward), pain in or around the eye, double vision and then decreased vision. Frontal sinus can cause droopy eyelid as well. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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. Chad Levitt
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more