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Dr. James Lin
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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?

Is It Allergies, a Cold or Sinusitis?: If you are like many patients, you may have misdiagnosed yourself as having allergies or a cold, when you actually have sinusitis. Sinusitis symptoms may include: facial pain, tenderness and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead, sinus pressure or congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, loss of the sense of smell or taste, sinus headache. I suggest an ENT evaluation. 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

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