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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in vision?

Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in vision?

Migraine?: "aura" is common with migraines, which can be associated with sinus problems. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Woke up this morning with bad cold and sinus pressure which comes and goes. Sometimes my vision seems blurry when sinuses are bad. Is this normal?

Woke up this morning with bad cold and sinus pressure which comes and goes. Sometimes my vision seems blurry when sinuses are bad. Is this normal?

Chronic Allergies: Your symptoms are likely due to chronic allergies and as long as you are effectively managing your allergies, your symptoms will be under control. Blurry vision with exacerbation of the allergic reaction is normal. Talk to your doctor about eye drps for your allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Sinus pressure: Possible, most likely due to medications for sinus pressure where one side effect is blurred vision. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

See an eye doctor.: It depends on the cause of what you are calling "sinus pressure." blurry vision in one eye is not normal. You must see an eye doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision. ...Read more

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I might have sinus pressure??

I might have sinus pressure??

Sinusitis: This may be sinusitis or sinus inflammation. Allergies may be one cause but there can be many others. Mild symtoms may be relieved by over the counter saline sprays, irrigations, or decongestants. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to relieve sinus pressure?

How to relieve sinus pressure?

Migraine?: Sinus pressure is tricky. Basically, the front of the head and face is not just the sinuses. For a 16 year old, my first thought is you might have migraines. Allergy can cause some facial pressure. In general, sinus infections are rare and doctors frequently mistakenly prescribe antibiotics for what you are describing. See a good Ear Nose and Throat doctor! ...Read more

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How to relieve sinus pressure?

How to relieve sinus pressure?

Depends: Sinus pressure is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. When swelling occurs in the nasal cavity, this becomes blocked. Reversing the swelling will allow for the pressure to equalize. Knowing the cause of the swelling helps determine what works best - uri, allergy, infection, etc. ...Read more

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How is sinus pressure treated?

How is sinus pressure treated?

Sinus pressure.: Saline lavage helps. Decongestants help. If you have a dripping form the sinus for a while you should see your docotr. ...Read more

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How can you release sinus pressure?

How can you release sinus pressure?

Avoid allergens: Most common reason for Sinus pressure is Allergy to environmental Allergen. Sinus rinse, Steam inhalations with Eucalyptus oil in boiling water will help you.
Sometimes Antihistaminic like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Caritin may help ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve sinus pressure?

What can I do to relieve sinus pressure?

Decongestant: Decongestant pill or nose spray for a couple of days. Saline nasal spray or antihistamines may also help. ...Read more

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What can I do with painful sinus pressure?

It depends: If you have an infection then antibiotics may be needed. See your doctor. In the meantime, saline sprays, antihistamines, and decongestants may be helpful. Check with your doctor before taking decongestants because they have side effects especially if you have heart, blood pressure and thyroid issues. ...Read more

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What can I do daily to ease sinus pressure?

What can I do daily to ease sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure: Hello, daily sinus pressure may point to an underlying blockage or narrowing of the sinus outflow tracts. I often recommend a 10 day course of ibuprophen with faring nasal spray for 5 days only. If you are able to take the ibuprophen, the anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce the swelling in these narrow drainage pathways. Saline nasal spray may also help. ...Read more

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What's the best method for relieving sinus pressure?

What's the best method for relieving sinus pressure?

First, diagnosis: How do you know you have sinus pressure? Is the pressure under the eyes, between the eyes or above the eyes or in the middle of the head? Correct diagnosis comes first and if there is nasal discharge that is yellow, it can be cultured and an appropriate antibiotic given.
The gold standard of diagnosis of sinusitis is a cat scan. My emphasis is on getting a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Hyponasal speech...: Can be due to nasal and sinus congestion. Swelling inside the nose due to the common cold or allergies or even a sinus infection can lead to less air flow through the nose resulting in a nasal voice (hyponasal) as if you're speaking while holding your nose shut. Sinus pressure can also be due some of the above causes, so yes you may have both symptoms as a result of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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How come I get sinus pressure really bad all the time?

How come I get sinus pressure really bad all the time?

Allergies: You probably have allergies. Other possibilities include a sinus infection or even a dental infection in an upper tooth that causes sinus pain. I recommend that you see an allergist. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to alleviate sinus pressure?

What are some natural ways to alleviate sinus pressure?

Saline rinses: Washing your nose with salt solution is a very effective way to help clear a nasal or sinus infection or pressure more quickly. Drinking plenty of fluids will also thin the mucus to improve symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is your favorite way of effectively treating sinus pressure?

What is your favorite way of effectively treating sinus pressure?

Depends: The symptom is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus and the outside world. When swelling occurs in the nasal cavity, the drainage pathway becomes blocked. Reversing the swelling allows for the pressure to equalize. Knowing the cause of the swelling helps determine what works best - uri, allergy, infection, etc. Generally Hypertonic Saline and nasal steroids work well. ...Read more

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Can there be something I can do to relieve constant sinus pressure?

Can there be something I can do to relieve constant sinus pressure?

Saline rinses: Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. Ask your doctor for a prescription for a nasal steroid spray if you are still bothered. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and quickest way to relieve facial sinus pressure?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the pressure. Most likely it is an allergy related issue and antihistamines +/- decongestants may be helpful. Steroid nasal sprays may be needed. Other aids could include an antihistamine or saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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What to do if I have terrible sinus pressure. None of the medicine seems to be working. Any good ways to relive it?

What to do if I have terrible sinus pressure. None of the medicine seems to be working. Any good ways to relive it?

Headache not sinus: The sinuses get blamed for a lot of symptoms they do not cause. Better to think of yourself having a pressure headache and look for possible causes which may include the sinuses. Far more common is muscle spasm from tension and jaw clenching or migraine. If you chew gum - stop. Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve can help, see your doctor or an ENT specialist if you want to better evaluate your sinuses. ...Read more

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How effective is loratadine for sinus pressure?

Fair: Mostly for allergies. The claritin d would be better but might increase anxiety a bit due to the sudafed. Consider an OTC nasal steroid spray and warm mist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches nearly everydayfeels like sinus pressure?

What to do if I have headaches nearly everydayfeels like sinus pressure?

Sinus headache: Hello. We ENT doctors sometimes find it very difficult to differentiate a sinus headache from a migraine or tension headache. Each may present in a similar fashion. See your ENT doctor who can carefully review your symptoms and perform a detailed exam. You may or may not have a sinus driven headache. Good Luck ...Read more

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Why does gravity make sinus pressure worse?

Barotrauma: Just as the middle ear requires pressure equalization when a change in gravity occurs (as in an airplane or scuba diving), the paranasal sinuses require the pressure inside these air containing cavities to be equal to the outside atmospheric pressure. If a sinus cavity is blocked by inflammation, there is a negative pressure in that cavity, just as in et blockage. Sounds like you have sinusitis. ...Read more

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Does sinus pressure always come with congestion?

Does sinus pressure always come with congestion?

Not necessarily: If you are having an acute episode of sinusitis, a viral upper respiratory tract infection, or allergies, you may have nasal congestion and sinus pressure. You can get sinus pressure without the nasal symptoms if you have a chronic infection or blockage with changes in pressure. ...Read more

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Bad sinus pressure in forhead and cheeks and headach?

Bad sinus pressure in forhead and cheeks and headach?

Sinusitis: This may be sinusitis or sinus inflammation. Allergies may be one cause but there can be many others. Mild symtoms may be relieved by over the counter saline sprays, irrigations, or decongestants. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...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


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