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Headache, feel like I'm on a boat, sinus pain, ear pain, neack pain. Took 10day amox-Clav and transderm scope, no relief. NSAIDs don't help. Ideas?

Headache, feel like I'm on a boat, sinus pain, ear pain, neack pain. Took 10day amox-Clav and transderm scope, no relief. NSAIDs don't help. Ideas?

Sinusitis: Many times if there is a severe sinus infection 10 days of antibiotics is not enough, and you may have to take it for 14-21 days. If you don't improve, see an ENT doctor, you might need a CT scan. Read more

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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 get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

Unrelated problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a ear pain, These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Toothache -see a dentist 3. Mouth sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. The sore may be painful for three or four days, but complete healing usually takes ten to fifteen days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. No cure is available. Read more

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Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Possibly migraine: You are having a migraine issue. The ear pain may be from teeth clenching or grinding partly related to your anxiety or less likely an inner ear infection. You need to talk to your doctor and get examined. Glaucoma should be ruled out as the cause for the eye pain- get the eye pressure checked since it may lead to permanent loss in vision if left untreated. Good luck. Read more

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Earache due to sinus pain, or 2 unrelated infections?

Earache due to sinus pain, or 2 unrelated infections?

Earache: Earache is most often due to pressure in the eustachian tube as the normal ventilating air is reabsorbed due to obstruction and the tube collapses and generates a negative pressure (like suction) stretching the ear drum and sucking it inwards. This is uncomfortable. The same congestion that causes sinusitis can cause blockage of the eustachian tube so these conditions often go together. Read more

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How to treat sinus pain, headache, earache with no cough?

How to treat sinus pain, headache, earache with no cough?

Sounds like a virus: You are describing a upper respiratory infection. Many of these can last several weeks before your feel normal. It is also possible that you have caught a second one. Try some OTC sinus medication (generic Clartin-D) for the pressure and postnasal drip. See a doctor if things worsen. Read more

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8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

There: There are a few things you can do to treat a cold caused by an upper respiratory virus.
- voice rest - probably the best thing you can do for a sore throat and raspy voice.
- drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated
- hot tea with honey and lemon
- chicken noodle soup - our grandmas were right! Research shows that chicken noodle soup is very helpful in treating a cold.
- or just a spoon-full of honey - honey has been shown to be as effective a cough suppressant as many over the counter medications
- inhale steam from a shower or cool mist from a vaporizer
- Acetaminophen and/or Ibuprofen can help with inflammation and throat, ear and sinus pain

symptoms from a cold virus should start to improve after a few days. If it does not, of if she gets worse or has any difficulty breathing, call her doctor. You should also call her doctor if the sore throat worsens (could be strep) or if her ear pain worsens (ear infection) or for any new fevers or rash. Read more

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Can sinus pain travel all over face including near the ears?

Can sinus pain travel all over face including near the ears?

Sinusitis can do it: When the sinuses are inflamed, they can cause different things to occur: headache, plugged ears, stuffed nose, feeling like your teeth hurt. So yes, if the maxillary sinuses are inflamed, it could feel like it's near the ears, or inside the ears. If you're experiencing a high level of discomfort, see your doctor, so they can do a full head, ears, eyes, nose, throat examination, and give you more information about this. Read more

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How do you differentiate between ear, tooth and sinus pain?

How do you differentiate between ear, tooth and sinus pain?

Cause of pain?: An ENT specialist can examine you and determine if he\she feels the problem is coming from your ear or sinuses. A dentist can determine if it's coming from your teeth. A sinusitis (not ear infection) can seem like tooth pain but not vice versa. As a dentist, we use medical history, dental history, details of chief complaint and numerous tests to help us determine the cause of the symptoms. Read more

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I have been feeling sharp pains in my head, especially on the back and top of my head. I also feel that my ears are clogged and get sinus pain a lot.?

I have been feeling sharp pains in my head, especially on the back and top of my head. I also feel that my ears are clogged and get sinus pain a lot.?

Your?: Is your question : " what is this? ". This could be tension headaches, neck spasm headaches, sinus issues, or something related to the brain. Read more

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Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Acupuncture: This treatment modality is ancient in origin, but has been found to have some utility when tested by modern science. It is used with some success on today's battlefields as a pain control adjunct for the wounded. I cannot predict whether it would work for your particular problem, but the downside risks are very low. Read more

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What is the relation between the sinus pain and the toothache? And there is any effect with pain in an ear on tooth?

What is the relation between the sinus pain and the toothache? And there is any effect with pain in an ear on tooth?

Sinus/tooth pain: The upper back teeth and the maxillary sinus are often linked when one or the other are inflamed for infected. Additionally, dental pain often radiates (or is referred) to neighboring anatomical structures and can be perceived as ear pain. Also, the jaw joint is directly in front of the ear, which can refer pain to the teeth. Accurate diagnosis can prevent unnecessary dental procedures. Read more

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Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat infection?: Sounds like it could be a throat/tonsil infection. May need to get on some antibiotics. Not typical for sinus infection. Read more

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What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

What is it? I had a popping sound and sharp ear pain after using sinus rinse

Ok, if pain gone.: What has probably happened is that When you use the sinus rinse you may have used slightly too much pressure. This can sometimes force salt water up to your eustachian tube and up into your middle ear. This is not uncommon. Also, if your eustachian tube was blocked the salt water could have reduced some of the swelling around the opening and help you relieve pressure in your from your middle ear. Read more

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I have pain on the outside ear. Sometimes pain runs from there to the jaw when I open the jaw pain will be felt. Is it sinus pain?

Unlikely, but....: It sounds more like tmj\tmd symptoms but you may also have an ear infection. I recommend that you see a dentist who might also suggest you see a physician. Read more

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Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more