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Sinus Pressure After A Concussion
I currently have a concussion from a head injury 5 days ago. Today I've developed a low grade fever, sinus congestion with no dripping, dizziness, & spinning sensation, in addition to my already prevalent headache. Is this normal?
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
I am experiencing calf pain, fatigue, sinus pain, difficulty thinking, headache (severity: mild), and stomach upset. I got a concussion last Tuesday.
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
Relieving sinus: Pressure can often be challenging. An oral decongestant like sudafed may help some, but should not be used for more than 4-5 days in a row or rebound congestion can occur. Neti pot or other sinus rinse can be helpful, and daily nasal steroid spray can also help. Warm compresses applied over the affected sinuses, massaging and a gentle pumping action with fingerpads over the affected sinuses may help ...Read more
The most effective and least invasive method for sinus care is the neil med squeeze bottle.
Use one packet of salt in warm water -- bottled, not tap! —- and follow the instructions. This will moisturize your sinuses as well as clean them out. You can use it up to 4-5 times per day.
There are also moisturizing prescription nasal sprays.
Consult ENT if you have persistent infections. ...Read more
Cough/sinus problem: If you have a sinus drip yuou may be coughing from the drip as well. Dry hacking cough along with sinus pressure may be from hay fever. Try sinus lavage with slaine solution and suck on lozenges and warm salt water gragles along with allergy meds may help. If bad you should see your doc. ...Read more
Nasal wash: Hello, my patients who suffer with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis and use a regular sinus rinse find their symptoms to be better controlled. Sinus pressure is related to a narrowing of the sinus outflow pathways. Afrin nasal spray used twice a day followed by the sinus rinse may work even better. If the symptoms persist despite these maneuvers, then a visit to your ENT may be helpful. ...Read more
AFrin (oxymetazoline)?: Before you see your doctor, you could try afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray--follow package directions and avoid usage for more than 2-3 days at a time. Saline nasal spray can help. Oral decongestants such as sudafed may help--follow package directions. Once you see the doctor, they can evaluate and manage your condition and provide any prescription treatments needed. ...Read more
Saline: Try using salt water nosedrops or the netti pot. And call your doctor. ...Read more
I have severe sinus pressure/pain/congestion. What can I do to take care of it? Phenylephrine hci 10mg?
Sinus pain/Pressure: Greetings. The first thing I recommend would be 800 mg of ibuprofen 3x/day with food. Add Afrin nasal spray 2x/day for 5 days with the OTC decongestant. This should make you feel better quickly. See your doctor if the symptoms worsen or a fever develops. An antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more
I often get sinus pressure/stuffiness when the weather turns rainy. Why? I've always heard dry air is more irritating, but it's the opposite for me.
Vasomotor ?: You may just have an oversensitive nose which responds to irritants and weather changes readily. On the other hand, you may also have migraines which are often associated with unilateral nasal congestion. Have you tried taking any medication for your condition? If so, any of them worked at all? Try OTC nasal steroid. If no benefit after a week, contact your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 above causes, so yes you may have both symptoms as a result of nasal congestion. ...Read more
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
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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