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Sinusitis Brain Fog
Can acute sinusitis cause brain fog/feeling spaced out? Been using Flonase to no avail for three mos. Head pressure and very spaced out/depersonalized
Is it heard of to have issues with concentrating, mind fog etc, . along with the seasonal allergies/ or sinusitis?
Yes at times: Either because of the disease itself or as a side effect of the medicines, mainly antihistamines, it is hard to look smart too if your mouth is open all the time, get checked by your doctor who might refer you to an allergist to better manage your allergies if you do have, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck Read more
Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes blood on the brain of a child could it possibly be sinusitis?
How does chronic sinusitis affect the brain? I m feeling continuous pain in my lower left part of back brain. Suffering from sinusitis for 5 years.
Very rare: It is very rare that either acute sinusitis and-even more remote that chronic sinusitis would be complicated with brain infection. It is possible for a very fulminating acute bacterial sinusitis to cause a brain abscess, particular frontal or ethmoid sinusitis. What happens is that you would be extremely ill and would need IV antibiotics to save your life. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The two issues are not directly related. Read more
Feeling run down all the time and tired if I do things I feel my body working harder and I get weak is this the brain injury doing it or my sinusitis?
I'm used to getting sinusitis. This time my brain constantly feels "fuzzy." should I be concerned or is this normal? I've been to the doc (z-pack)
Follow up with your: Primary care dr, allergist and ENT. Quit smoking if u do. Eat lots of fruits and veggies and herbal meds to boost your immune system! Read more
How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?
Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!
Highly unlikely: In rare cases, very severe sinusitis could affect the blood supply or blood drainage of the optic nerves. However, a person with this problem would likely have other symptoms as well, such as severe headache, other cranial nerve palsies or frank meningitis. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Blood test normal. Nuero exam normal. Diangosis sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. Still feel off balance and forehead pressure. Should I rule out brain tumor?
I have already answe: Your question has been answered. You can definitely wait for 1, 2 or 3 weeks in which case your sinus related symptoms will resolve. But if you had anything like a brain tumor the symptoms will get worse in a few weeks. You have both choices...Wait and watch or act sooner than later. Choice is yours! Read more
My ear is hurting n im getting dizzy when I move fast or a lot? Is it a brain infection or tumor? I'm scares one these I just got over sinusitis
Tumor unlikely: Otalgia or ear ache is almost never a brain symptom. The fact that you are recovering from a sinusitis which is usually viral and you are dizzy, sounds like the viral infection has found the middle ear and inner ear. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. Read more
My daughter has developed slurred speech and balance issues today along with lethargy. Could sinusitis do this? Had CT brain today which was normal.
Just left er. No CT scan no blood work but doctor found nothing suspicious towards brain abcess. Could it be bad sinusitis? Should I be worried?
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Incidential finding on brain MRI: mild polypoid mucosal thickening of the anterior right maxillary sinus wall, 0.8 cm. No symptoms now, but I had often sinusitis in my early teens, no scans then. Does that mean unilateral polyp (cancer suspicious)?
Can sinusitis affect blood vessels in brain in any way?? if so, how? Can repeatedly blowing your nose hard affect eyes or ears. Or brain?,
Maybe: In some cases, migraine headaches can involve changes in cerebral blood flow. Interestingly, treating a type of chronic sinus disease known as vasomotor rhinitis with nasal anti-histamine results in desensitization of the TRPV1 receptor and can improve migraines. As for blowing your nose hard: this raises intracranial pressure and can cause ears to pop and even broken blood vessels in the eye Read more
History of brain abcess caused by sinusitis went to ER with head pain she had CT scan they said brain was fine. However her forehead has swollen.
Can sinusitis cause brain swelling or a serous dealth problem I've been having a runny nose & watery eyes & lightheaded I'm worried?
Sinus complications: All paranasal sinuses except maxillary have surfaces that directly abut the layers of bone separating them from the brain and its linings. Brain, epidural, & subdural abscesses & meningitis can all result from sinus infection, as well as thromboses of venous sinuses of the brain. Have seen all of these. Although infrequent they do occur. Roof of maxillary sinus is floor of the orbit of eye. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers