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Doctor insights on: Sinus Pressure After A Concussion

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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?

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?

No: The dizziness and headaches perhaps but the sinus congestion and low grade fever no. I suspect that you are catching a cold as well but it is best to double check with your doctor ASAP to make sure that you do not have anything more serious such as subdural hematoma. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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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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How effective is loratadine for sinus pressure?

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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How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

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

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Can Flonase help relieve sinus pressure/pain?

Can Flonase help relieve sinus pressure/pain?

Yes: Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a nasal steroid spray that is effective in treating the inflammation that leads to nasal congestion associated with allergic rhinitis and as an additional treatment for sinus congestion. It's safe, effective and no addiction potential! ...Read more

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What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure: 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

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Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Unlikely: It is rather the medications to treat the sinus pressure symptoms, like systemic decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed) can cause spiking blood pressure in some individuals, check with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a dry hacking cough and sinus pressure?

What can I do to treat a dry hacking cough and sinus pressure?

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

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If I do a nasal wash daily will it help with my sinus pressure?

If I do a nasal wash daily will it help with my sinus pressure?

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

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What can I do for sinus pressure so bad that it hurts to tilt my head?

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

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How can I relieve sinus pressure after using a decongestant that isn't working?

How can I relieve sinus pressure after using a decongestant that isn't working?

Saline: Try using salt water nosedrops or the netti pot. And call your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having sinus pressure all over my face. What is the solution? How can I avoid sinusitis?

Sinuses: First stop smoking! Then if your nose is congested, you need a nasal spray to open it up and this will alleviate your sinus congestion. If you have allergies, you need to have them treated by an allergist. ...Read more

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I have severe sinus pressure/pain/congestion. What can I do to take care of it? Phenylephrine hci 10mg?

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

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Sinus pressure comes and goes. Can it be Pollen in my area. I am seeing an Allegerist and he suspects it's the Pollen.?

Sinus: Possibly. Consider trying an OTC nasal steroid spray as directed and an antihistamine (if you are able to with the frequent urination) If they work, then its allergic. If not you might need a sinus CT scan ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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 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 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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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. 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 ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more