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Sinusitis Light Sensitivity
Yes: Photophobia is defined simply as fear or intolerance to light. There is pain when opening eyes. Symptoms of allergic disease include headaches triggered by sinusitis, that might come with photophobia. Also allergic inflammation, swelling, of the eye might also cause discomfort when eyes are open into bright light. ...Read more
Light sensitivity or photophobia means when the bright light or sun bothers your eye. This can be from very dry eye with cornea surface issue, corneal scratch or ulcer, and eye inflammation from iritis. This happens due to iris spasm. Iris is like an aperture of camera open and close based ...Read more
Hello I have paranasal sinusitis. Its written in my ct scan result. It's been 1 year I've got it now. And my eyes are so sensitive to light and it hurts?
I have pain in top of my nose and my forehead and my ear and little blood from my nose and my eyes hurts and sensitive to light is this sinusitis?
Probable sinusitis: You are correct but should seek medical attention to see what type of infection and that it is not more serious. ...Read more
Is tooth sensitivity (not to hot/cold) normal after/during maxilliary sinusitis? How long will it last?
Sinusitis: No. You may have one of the major but rare complications of sinusitis with extension of infection into the central nervous system, either as a brain abscess or other infection of the spaces created by the linings of the brain. You should be seen immediately by a doctor and will probably undergo emergency imaging studies and consultation with an ophthalmologist and possibly an infect dis expert. ...Read more
History of sinusitis. No longer congested, but have cracking, constant popping, and pressure fluctuation in my ears. Some minor noise sensitivity. Consistent with Eustachian tube dysfunction?
Yes: Get an ENT evaluation for Eustachin salpigitis: multiple medical therapies are avialble. ...Read more
I suffer from daily headaches. Pressure on eye ball, nausea, sensitivity for light, sounds, pain in sinuses, teeth. I have chronic flu. Migraine or sinusitis?
Migraine criteria: Sensory disturbances such as photophobia (i.e., light sensitivity) and phonophobia (i.e., sound sensitivity) are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. See a headache specialist. ...Read more
Maybe: Your eyes can be sensitive to light for a number of reasons. If the sensitivity is due to a condition that is irritating the cornea or iris, than treating those conditions will help the sensitivity. If your eyes are healthy, but just generally light sensitive, then decreasing the sensitivity by blocking some of the light with sunglasses or hats may help. A complete eye exam is recommended. ...Read more
Nyctalopia: This is termed nyctalopia. Some develop this with little wrong with the eyes but for most, if severe, it is a likely signal that there are damages occurring to the light receptors of the eye. This, if new or progressing, needs an ophthalmologist to evaluate. ...Read more
Headache, light sensitivity, temp is 97.1 - 97.3, hurts more when I move, storms are rolling in, and I'm in the AC. It's been hot. Is my temp and headache normal? What's causing it?
Photofobia: The transmission of pain impulses from activated peripheral sensory nerves to second-order neurons in trigeminal brain stem nuclei and upper cervical cord may cause sensitization of second-order neurons. Not only can this intensify the pain, it may also increase sensitivity to convergent sensory stimuli such as light (photophobia). See your primary doctor for evaluation, tests and imaging. ...Read more
Bothered by light: Light sensitivity or photophobia means when the bright light or sun bothers your eye. This can be from very dry eye with cornea surface issue, corneal scratch or ulcer, and eye inflammation from iritis. This happens due to iris spasm. Iris is like an aperture of camera open and close based on the light intensity. ...Read more
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