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Difference sinusitis eye pain vs emergency eye pain? Lots of press. Eye socket heavy nhurts. Dr.says normal. Vision is mostlysame. Howlong to expect?

Difference sinusitis eye pain vs emergency eye pain? Lots of press. Eye socket heavy nhurts. Dr.says normal. Vision is mostlysame. Howlong to expect?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis causes congestion, headache, toothache sensation, post orbital pain, fever but vision not affected. Migraine headaches and ocular emergencies e.g vein occlusion or tears usually have vision changes ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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left side nose/upper eye socket sore. Sometimes hurts when blinking. Dry eyes/ stuffy nose Cleaning products worsen it

left side nose/upper eye socket sore. Sometimes hurts when blinking. Dry eyes/ stuffy nose Cleaning products worsen it

Just a thought: You may have an inflammation of one of your facial nerves called Trigeminal Neuralgia or "Tic Douloureux"
Google it and discuss it with your PCP. Treatment is available and if your PCP thinks it's worth considering a referral to a Neurologist may be indicated!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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My skin is very sore to the touch but no rash only on my right side of my body from my forehead eye socket down my cheek to the jaw line on my chest m?

My skin is very sore to the touch but no rash only on my right side of my body from my forehead eye socket down my cheek to the jaw line on my chest m?

Shingles: What you are describing could well be an outbreak of shingles or Herpes Zoster. The condition is an infection affecting the insulating material surrounding a nerve fiber, causing swelling and corresponding pain and frequently inflammation or eruption of the skin along the course of the affected nerve. Best to have your doctor evaluate this right away. ...Read more

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Skin colored bump/ zit shaped on my inner eye socket bone near nose. It's sore when I blink sometimes or when I touch it. Could it be a deep zit?

Skin colored bump/ zit shaped on my inner eye socket bone near nose. It's sore when I blink sometimes or when I touch it. Could it be a deep zit?

This could be an: acne pimple or could be a cyst, which may be infected. I would recommend applying warm compresses a few times/day; ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain if needed. If it is not improving or if worsening please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion (night chronic) L side of nose top of eye socket sore last 2 weeks. Also crusty buildup on that side Anxiety makes me think cancer

Nasal congestion (night chronic) L side of nose top of eye socket sore last 2 weeks. Also crusty buildup on that side Anxiety makes me think cancer

Xlear: After getting a diagnosis from your doc, and especially if you get frequent sinus infections, consider using a natural nasal spray called Xlear. This pleasant tasting spray breaks up the clear biofilm where germs breed. ...Read more

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Pain and very tender to touch cheek bone right next to ear and up into eye socket. No jaw pain. Occasional temple and head pain. No injury.

Pain and very tender to touch cheek bone right next to ear and up into eye socket. No jaw pain. Occasional temple and head pain. No injury.

Make an appointment: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical exam, starting with a dentist to rule out a dental cause, followed by a physician if necessary. Call and set up an appointment with your own dentist asap. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I occasionally get this head ache pain feeling in my eye socket that makes wanna close my eye and I don't know why should I be worried?

I occasionally get this head ache pain feeling in my eye socket that makes wanna close my eye and I don't know why should I be worried?

Best to see ur Dr.: Any eye pain should be examined by an eye doctor, as it needs to be examined if it's caused by the eye, the cornea of the eye, or if it's referred pain coming from another area outside of the eye area (like the atlas of the first cervical spine). ...Read more

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Do pollen cause eye ache pain in lelt eye socket

Do pollen cause eye ache pain in lelt eye socket

Your: Your pain may be related to active sinus disease. In the case of acute sinusitis, you may have pain in the sinuses that surround the eye. This can cause pain and ache and is often related to viral or bacterial infection. Most often this will clear on its own, but many physicians will treat with antibiotics.

I suppose pollen exposure could make symptoms worse if one has ongoing sinusitis and underlying allergies.

If things do not improve soon, I would suggest evaluation by your medical doctor. ...Read more

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My left eye socket near my eyebrow is in pain causing head ache?

My left eye socket near my eyebrow is in pain causing head ache?

Ophthomologist: There are some benign causes for your symptoms, but there are also some concerning causes. The more acute this is, the more it needs to be evaluated. Ed if visual disturbance and or pain with light and/or high fever are more concerning. Ed or ophthamologist are appropriate. ...Read more

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Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Pretty Common.: Such twitching is common and usually benign. Related to stress, meds, stimulants, sleep deprivation, etc. Unless this is progressive (becoming more frequent and involving larger areas of your face or other areas of your body) it requires no further evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause eye socket pain with no injury. Feels like the muscles holding the eyeball are tearing if I move the eye.

Several possibilitie: Pain at this level needs an evaluation. It could be infection, optic nerve inflammation or some other causes. You should quickly check in with your ophthalmologist to get this under control. ...Read more

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Have had a black eye now for 10 weeks not going away and it feels like my bone is sticking out just below my eye socket got checked out then?

Have had a black eye now for 10 weeks not going away and it feels like my bone is sticking out just below my eye socket got checked out then?

Check up needed: A man with a lump and a black eye that lasts for weeks should be examined. It may be that the cause of the black eye was a fracture (broken bone) in the bones of the skull that surround the eye. ...Read more

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Dull Pain and pressure behind/above left eye that comes and goes where socket and eye meet. It is sore to the touch. My vision is fine. Causes?

Dull Pain and pressure behind/above left eye that comes and goes where socket and eye meet. It is sore to the touch. My vision is fine. Causes?

Eye pain: The sensation you are describing can come from sinusitis, migraines, even some lymphomas. If it is something that persists you need to see your doctor for a possible scan of the area to determine the cause. Feel better soon ...Read more

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I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

Headaches: Could be sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine or cluster headaches. Less likely to be other serious conditions although proper diagnostic testing may be required. Check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment as treatment will vary with diagnosis. ...Read more

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Headache starts from the eye socket and spreads around till the back of head. Its not throbjing but very dull and make nauseatic with brainfog. Help.

Headache starts from the eye socket and spreads around till the back of head. Its not throbjing but very dull and make nauseatic with brainfog. Help.

New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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My left upper cheek around my eye socket is numb. It so happens that I'm hung over from last night and I only slept 4 hours. I pass the stroke tests.

My left upper cheek around my eye socket is numb. It so happens that I'm hung over from last night and I only slept 4 hours. I pass the stroke tests.

Avoid any alcohol: Go to bed early and hope for at least 6 hours of deep sleep. See how you feel tomorrow. Drink some juice. What are "the stroke tests"? If in doubt, see a DR. ...Read more

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Where is my left eye 'socket bone'?

Where is my left eye 'socket bone'?

Socket bone: There is no such thing as a "socket bone." there are a number of orbital bones which form the protection around the eye. ...Read more

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How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fracture may need stabilization in order for the bone fragments to re-adhere. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can something pass from your eye socket into your brain?

Can something pass from your eye socket into your brain?

Yes: There are openings in the back of the orbit (the eye socket) that connect directly to the brain. ...Read more

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How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

CELLULITIS: Physical exam may give clues but gold standard is a contrast-enhanced CT scan of the face/orbits. If you suspect deep tissue infection of face/orbits go to the emergency department ASAP as time is of the essence to optimize treatment success. ...Read more

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What could cause rotting bone and tissue around the left sinus and eye socket?

What could cause rotting bone and tissue around the left sinus and eye socket?

Sinus problem: Acute or chronic sinusitis and or bone disease can cause this and appropriate xrays or ct scan can offer an explation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which is the name of the condition which makes your eye socket (bone)bulge?

Exophthalmos is the: Bulging of the eye forward from the bony orbit. (also called proptosis). It can be bilateral (both eyes) seen in certain thyroid conditions or unilateral (one sided) which can be from something as pathologic as a orbital tumor. Also this can be caused from trauma or swelling of the surrounding tissue of the eye. ...Read more

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My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?

My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?

Skin dry: Usually, the skin of the upper eyelids is lubricated by glands that have a fat-based secretion. The dryness may be due to a decreased secretion on the affected side. It is important to remember that although we may look symmetrical from left to right, we are not truly symmetrical. There are small differences from side to side that may concern us but are not at all significant. ...Read more

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I've had a dull pain at the outer corner of the bone that forms my eye socket bone for 4 months.?

See Eye MD: There many possibilities for this. Only an exam can determine what is happening so that treatment can be started. ...Read more

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When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?

When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?

EYE EMERGENCY: You must go to the emergency room IMMEDIATELY. Loss of sight in your eye is an emergency and must be evaluated by an eye doctor as soon as possible. Go now. If you can't see out of it because your eyelid is swollen shut, then the eye itself might be ok. But if your eyelid is open and you can't see then you need to seek attention right NOW. ...Read more

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While crying I had a sharp pain under my eye; felt like it was pulling my skin into the eye socket. There is some residual pain.

Eye pain: Go see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) as soon as you can. They have special tools where they can look at all of the structures both inside and adjacent to your eye in great detail. He will be able to tell you what's going on. ...Read more