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Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case. ...Read more

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Lot of stressful running around. Pressure headache and blurred vision (sinus pressure) and when I looked up I got a sudden dizziness for 2sec?

Lot of stressful running around. Pressure headache and blurred vision (sinus pressure) and when I looked up I got a sudden dizziness for 2sec?

Vertigo: If you have sinus symptoms with congestion and drainage you can also experience vertigo associated with head or eye movements. Should resolve when the sinus congestion resolves. ...Read more

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Does playing loud music cause headaches/jaw tightness/sinus pressure/dizziness?

Does playing loud music cause headaches/jaw tightness/sinus pressure/dizziness?

Headaches: Loud music could cause a headache. If loud music caused stress then yes, it could cause the jaw tightness and sinus pressure which are associated with stress. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the corner of the door. I got a bit of a bump and bruise after I felt dizzy and now have sinus pressure. I hit my head 8 hrs ago. Should I be worried or afraid to sleep? I've eaten since and didn't puke. I do have a slight headache

I hit my head on the corner of the door. I got a bit of a bump and bruise after I felt dizzy and now have sinus pressure. I hit my head 8 hrs ago. Should I be worried or afraid to sleep? I've eaten since and didn't puke. I do have a slight headache

Concussion: You probably have a minor concussion. But any "head injury" however minor it may appear to you - must be checked out if you are having any symptoms. I would suggest to have this checked out. Even if its nothing at least you will sleep well. ...Read more

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I have chronic rhinitis and have been dizzy, nauseous, fatigued & had headache for 2wks. Now also twitching left eye & sinus pressure on left side?

I have chronic rhinitis and have been dizzy, nauseous, fatigued & had headache for 2wks. Now also twitching left eye & sinus pressure on left side?

Rhinitis: Could be a lot of things but the one that comes to mind first is an occluded osteomeatal complex with secondary infection. Check with an ENT or your doc. ...Read more

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Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Dr gave me Flonase 3 weeks ago no help. What is it?

Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Dr gave me Flonase 3 weeks ago no help. What is it?

Sinus infection: It sounds like you have a sinus infection. Flonase will not be enough. You need an antibiotic that is very effective for the sinus like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg two times a day for 2 weeks. You also need an sinus decongestant like claritin-d 12 hour also twice a day. On top of that you should use a saline nasal rinse like the neti pot several times a day. Once things settle down then the Flonase will work. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot. I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues. What else can I use?

I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot. I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues. What else can I use?

Nasal products: If you have poorly controlled high bp, you are right to avoid decongestants containing Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. You can safely use anti-histamines (eg loratidine). You can also use nasal steroids or nasal saline rinse. If your BP is well-controlled, short term use of the full range of decongestants is probably fine. ...Read more

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I have had a few dizzy spells followed by eye/head/sinus pressure. Is this something that is serious?

I have had a few dizzy spells followed by eye/head/sinus pressure. Is this something that is serious?

Get it checked out: Check with your doctor that it's not an inner ear infection or something else completely. Be safe! ...Read more

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Sinus pressure, dizziness. What can I take for this sinus problem, that won't aggravate the stomach ulcer that I already have.

Sinus pressure, dizziness. What can I take for this sinus problem, that won't aggravate the stomach ulcer that I already have.

Sinusitis vs cold: Go with over-the-counter sinus/cold remedy medicine. Avoid things with Aspirin or Ibuprofen since they may aggravate your ulcer. If you are sick for more than 6-7 days, see a doctor to check for sinusitis. ...Read more

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I have brain fog, dizziness and ear pain and sinus pressure. What does this sound like? I've had it on and off for 3 years now.

Thyroxine, lantus (insulin glargine): I understand your distress.
Thank you for informing about Thyroidectomy, Thyroxine and Lantus (insulin glargine).

Thyroxine can cause anxiety which may cause dizziness and brain fog feeling. See Endocrinologist for Thyroid status and Diabetes status as Thyroxine may interfere with blood glucose control and reduce the effectiveness of Lantus (insulin glargine); and Treatment.
See ENT Specialist for Sinus pressure and ear pain. ...Read more

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Days ago dizziness and sinus pressure started. A few days later, sneezing began with watery runny nose. Now eyes are puffy & watering. Micronutrients?

Days ago dizziness and sinus pressure started. A few days later, sneezing began with watery runny nose. Now eyes are puffy & watering. Micronutrients?

? viral URI: Affecting your upper airways, sinuses and now your eyes. Micronutrients won't help with what you have, a doctor's evaluation is what you need at this moment, as you may very well need prescription medications, best wishes ...Read more

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After shower, pulse goes up to 100-115bpm, & I feel dizzy, tired. My head feels heavy (sinus pressure) - CBC all normal, ekg, no fever or other issues. Very dry in house, history of panic attacks.

After shower, pulse goes up to 100-115bpm, & I feel dizzy, tired. My head feels heavy (sinus pressure) - CBC all normal, ekg, no fever or other issues. Very dry in house, history of panic attacks.

Hmmm: Most common things being common, dehydration is the first possibility. The bot water raises your temperature and your body adjusts by relaxing the blood vessels near your skin to increase heat loss. This can cause light-headedness as your blood pressure comes down, and heart increases its rate to compensate. Hydrate better, and watch over-heating. If no better or persists, back to the doctor! ...Read more

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Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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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

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Sinus pain but no mucus. About 3 weeks of pressure behind rt eye, random pain in face and jaw, sinus headaches, slight dizziness. No mucus. Sinuses?

Sinus pain but no mucus. About 3 weeks of pressure behind rt eye, random pain in face and jaw, sinus headaches, slight dizziness. No mucus. Sinuses?

Sinus: This description is typical of a sinus problem. You could have a new or chronic sinus infection. You should go to your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, weak, achy, on and off tunnel vision. On and off hat flashes, blood pressure is 144/98. I have had a cold, sinus congestion for several weeks now. On amoxicilian for that

Feeling dizzy, weak, achy, on and off tunnel vision. On and off hat flashes, blood pressure is 144/98. I have had a cold, sinus congestion for several weeks now. On amoxicilian for that

You: You are describing symptoms that could be ascribed to many different health problems. The role of your internist is to take a thorough history and perform a focused physical exam which will pinpoint the likely cause of your multiple symptoms. As the possibilities are numerous and vary from seasonal allergies, menopause, influenza or other upper respiratory illness, hypertension, transient ischemic attacks, hypoglycemia etc your best bet is to get a thorough exam as soon as possible. ...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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I've had sinus pressure and headaches for a few weeks now. I've been taking Sudafed and acetaminophen but I'm not getting better. What could it be?

I've had sinus pressure and headaches for a few weeks now. I've been taking Sudafed and acetaminophen but I'm not getting better. What could it be?

Sinusitis...: It seems you are having a sinusitis which it is most like caused at this point by a bacterial infection. You would need antibiotic treatment. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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After 21 days on biaxin (clarithromycin) and a course of prednisone, sinus pressure still a problem along with severe headaches. Could this be med withdrawal?

After 21 days on biaxin (clarithromycin) and a course of prednisone, sinus pressure still a problem along with severe headaches. Could this be med withdrawal?

No: Could be that the biaxin (clarithromycin) did not treat your sinus infection successfully. There are no studies I know of that support using Prednisone to treat sinusitis. It can decrease the effectiveness of your immune system. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Getting dizzy or vertigo only while laying down. Or laying on my left side. What could this be. I have no headaches. Only sinus oressure

Bppv: Benign positional vertigo. Try sitting up on your bed. Lie backward with the head turned slightly to the right. Do you get dizzy briefly. If so, then tool all the way to the left on your side. Gently tool after about a min to your back. Wait. Then rool to the right. Wait till the dizziness stops. Then sit straight up and lean forward. You will get very dizzy. Be careful do not fall. Repeat in 5 d. ...Read more

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When lying down on the left side I had an episode of vertigo. I have sinus pressure and headache. Is this being caused by a sinus issue?

When lying down on the left side I had an episode of vertigo. I have sinus pressure and headache. Is this being caused by a sinus issue?

Laberinthitis can be: Associated with upper respiratory infection, usually viral, involving sinuses as well. It sounds like the vertigo is positional, meaning, when your head is in a certain position, the symptoms are worse. Always force your eyes open and find something to stare at, once U change your head position, to best alleviate vertigo. Treat the cold symptoms as needed. Everything should go away in a few days. No? C MD☺️ ...Read more

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What is this cold I have, I've had it for 4 days now. I have sinus pressure, sinus headaces, dry cough with brownish phlem coming up, I do have asthma?

What is this cold I have, I've had it for 4 days now. I have sinus pressure, sinus headaces, dry cough with brownish phlem coming up, I do have asthma?

Exposure to allergy?: With your history if asthma, an exposure to an allergen is the likely scenario. Allergen exposure causes production of histamine in the upper airway causing blockage of sinuses and production of mucus. This leads to post nasal drip and cough. ...Read more

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Reoccurring sinus pressure (no congestion or headaches) but causes dizziness. No infection. Tried antihistamine and Sudafed to no avail. Suggestions?

Sinus: Sometimes when over the counter medicines don't work, a nasal steroid spray such as Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) will. If you can't get to your doctor for a prescription, try nasal saline spray. Make sure to tip your head forward after spraying so the solution gets to your sinuses. If dizziness persists, see your doctor to evaluate for inner ear disease. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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