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Does sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Does sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Sinus: A bad sinus infection may spread to the eye...This is called preseptal or orbital cellulitis....It would be unusual to cause crossed eyes unless it penetrates into the brain as an abscess...This is quite rare... ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Is it possible that sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Is it possible that sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Possible: It is possible for ethmoid ( the sinuses next to the orbit) sinusitis to encroach upon the orbit (globe of the eye) and affect the extra-ocular muscles. Sometimes the bone separating the ethmoid sinus from the eye is dehiscent (loss of bone) and infection can enter the orbit secondary to sinus infection. Much more common in pediatric sinusitis. ...Read more

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What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

Rhinosinusitis: The lining of the nose and sinuses is contiguous. The most common causes of swelling of this lining include both allergic and non allergic rhinitis, as well as infectious and inflammatory issues. Nonallergic causes may include dry air, smoke, perfumes, dust, temperature changes, etc. See your doctor for an assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Can ice packs reduce sinus inflammation?

Can ice packs reduce sinus inflammation?

No: The sinuses are deep to the skin and the ice packs will not affect them directly. ...Read more

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How does sinus inflammation affect the ears?

How does sinus inflammation affect the ears?

Sinus connection: The nasal cavity and the ear are connected by a conduit called the eustachian tube. This tube helps drain ear contents and equalize pressure in the ear. During sinus infections, the nasal cavity is congested or inflamed and the opening of the eustachian tube in the back of the nose also gets swollen/blocked - causing ear symptoms due to unequal ear pressure or collection fluid in the ear. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does sinus inflammation have to do with spinal misalignment?

IT does'nt: Sinus inflammation has nothing to do with the vertebral column or the spinal cord. Sinus inflammation is related to either your own anatomy being compromised by narrow drainage passageways from the sinuses into the nose or by external factors like infection, allergy or other systemic disease. ...Read more

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Which medicine to relieve sinus inflammation and congestion is most effective?

Which medicine to relieve sinus inflammation and congestion is most effective?

Depends on the cause: If your symptoms are from an infection, you may need an antibiotic. However, many of these are due to a virus and won't improve with antibiotics. If you have only had symptoms for a couple of days i would wait to see if it resolves on its own. If it has been there closer to a week, see your doctor and consider an antiobiotic. Allergies would best be treated with nasal steroids such as flonase. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more