Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Causes Sinus Pain

Share
Dr. David Lee Dr. Lee
4 doctors agreed:
1

1
What causes sinusitis?

Dr. David Lee Dr. Lee
4 doctors agreed:
What causes sinusitis?

Various: There are many possible causes of sinusitis, including but not limited to infection, allergies, inflammatory disease, problems with the anatomy (shape) of the sinuses, even masses. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Walter Husar
3 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What causes chest pains/headaches/stomach inflammation/muscle pain all over/ear infections/cough?

What causes chest pains/headaches/stomach inflammation/muscle pain all over/ear infections/cough?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

3

3
What causes chronic ear pain and migraines together?

What causes chronic ear pain and migraines together?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Kini Tran Dr. Tran
5 doctors agreed:
4

4
What causes jaw pain or duscomfort?

Dr. Kini Tran Dr. Tran
5 doctors agreed:
What causes jaw pain or duscomfort?

Bruxism/Infxn/Frcts: Common 2 causes are: 1) Bruxism - teeth grinding. If this is the cause a nightbguard is needed. 2) Tooth infections from cavities or micro or macro fractures this will require fillings, possible Root canals and Crowns. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
5

5
What causes one-sided headaches?

What causes one-sided headaches?

Probable migraine: See a neurologist. He/ she may be able to help you if u are hurting that much. ...Read more

6

6
What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

Sinusitis: Most of the time, that kind of pain comes from a sinus infection. It can be acute sinusitis if it is of recent onset (less than 3 weeks), or chronic sinusitis, if it has been there for a long time. Other problems can mimic sinusitis, such as atypical migraines. In either case, you should speak to an ENT to find out the cause of the pain, and what to do to get rid of it. ...Read more

7

7
What causes toothache?

What causes toothache?

Deep Cavity: Sugars found in diet are metabolized by bacteria that adhere on tooth surface forming acid and breakdown tooth structure eventually causing the tissue (pulp) to become inflamed or infected causing tooth pain. ...Read more

See 7 more doctor answers
8

8
What causes toothaches?

What causes toothaches?

Mulitple things: Decay, trauma, infection, are the most common. Sometimes recession and exposure of the root surface of the tooth will cause some pain as well. It depends on the symptoms which one is likely the cause. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What could cause chronic ear pain?

What could cause chronic ear pain?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

10

10
What causes sinus infections?

What causes sinus infections?

Sinus infections: Colds and flues, allergies, deviated nasal septums and even gerd can contribute to sinusitis. If you get frequent infections see your ENT to sort out the causes. Effective treatments are possible... ...Read more

11

11
What are causes for chronic ear pain?

Otalgia: Otalgia is a term we use for an ear ache. If your hearing is within normal limits for your age, the most common cause of ear pain is referred from the dental apparatus. Conditions associated with chronic ear pain (assuming the ears are normal) are dental diseases, muscle spasm of the jaw muscles, rarely arthritis of the jaw joint, neck disease, throat disease, and laryngeal disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What are possible causes?

TMD: When "everything hurts". Rule out the obvious tooth, gum, or sinus infection. Then begin to look at TMJ or joint and muscle pain. Clenching can be a big culprit. Then there are less obvious conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia and on and on. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What causes severe pain behind ear?

What causes severe pain behind ear?

A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy.Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear.If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr.Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What can cause bad sinus headaches besides sinusitis?

What can cause bad sinus headaches besides sinusitis?

Without know more: Detail it is ahrd to say. What make you feel it is sinus? You could be having tension headache, migraine, allergy, eye strain.....Many types of headaches. Follow up with your dr for more information. ...Read more

15

15
What causes back headache?

What causes back headache?

Neck tight? Stress?: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/advil, alleve, excedrinmigraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What is chronic regional pain syndrome? What causes it?

What is chronic regional pain syndrome? What causes it?

CRPS Def & Causes: CRPS involves dysfunction of the sympathetic nerves. CRPS typically occurs after an injury(crush/compression) of following surgery. Pain may seem out of proportion to the severity of the injury or type of surgery. Even in cases involving an injury only to a finger or toe, pain can spread to include the entire arm or leg. In some cases, pain can even travel to the opposite extremity. ...Read more

18

18
What kind of pain can sinus issues cause in your head?

What kind of pain can sinus issues cause in your head?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air & decrease the wt of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Headache (forehead, temples), facial pain (cheeks & upper jaw). Antihistamines and/or decongestants can help. If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...Read more

19

19
What could cause pain behind eyes and vomiting?

What could cause pain behind eyes and vomiting?

Pain behind eyes : Pain behind eyes can be due to many issues: migraines, virus, bacteria, tumor, meningitis. Do you have a fever or headache. Consult with us to help solve this issue and be sure you do not need to go to ER b ...Read more

20

20
What could cause constant nasal drainage?

What could cause constant nasal drainage?

Nasal d/c: Recurrent viral illnesses, allergies, anatomic defects in the nose, chronic sinus infections. ...Read more

21

21
Can you tell me what is causes sinus pain?

Sinusitis: The pain is usually due to fluid accumulating inside the sinus, there after pressure like pain start. Unfortunately, if these sinuses get infected, them it will result in condition called acute sinusitis. Treatment is usually by taking antibiotics, decongestant and paracetamol. ...Read more

22

22
What condition could cause sinus pain accompanied with distorted vision?

What condition could cause sinus pain accompanied with distorted vision?

Migraines: Migraine headaches can cause pain in various parts of the head as well as temporary double vision, light sensitivity, dizziness, ringing in ears, charges in or other auras. ...Read more

23

23
Can staying up late cause sinus pain?

Maybe : Staying up late, in and of itself, is not likely to cause overt sinus pain. However, the things that may be associated with staying up late may cause sinus pain, such as: lack of sleep, dehydration, drinking/eating out of rhythm, eating poorly, movies/TV/music... A number of things can tip the equilibrium and possibly lead to sinus pain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
24

24
Sinus pain with no congestion only at night. What could be the cause?

Sinus pain with no congestion only at night. What could be the cause?

Depends: You might have sinusitis. If an isolated ethmoid sinus or frontal-sinus or sphenoid sinus becomes obstructed or infected it can cause pain even with no other sx. Clues are one sided pain, worse when you lean head down low, pain that responds to antibiotics. Other mechanical problems can cause this. Go see a Doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
25

25
What can cause frequent earaches quite as well as sinus pain in my face?

Ear and Facial Pain: This pain can be caused by infections, allergies, nasal polyps, deviated , dental infections or other unusual causes. See your ENT physician to find a solution. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
26

26
Anyone know what is a natural, at home remedy for sinus pain caused by congestion?

Anyone know what is a natural, at home remedy for sinus pain caused by congestion?

Steam, saline: Steam will give you temporary decongestion, nasal saline spray, or nasal irrigation will likely help as well. ...Read more

27

27
Can someone tell me how to know if my headache/sinus pain caused by a virus or something else?

You: Come in contact with virus, virus wants to take over and reproduce, your bodies immune system recognizes a threat, it calls all units available to attack the virus. Local released products cause edema, swelling and allow traffic of your immune cells. Things get all swollen, mucus builds up and hence pain. ...Read more

28

28
What ailment can cause retinal holes, nausea, headaches and sinus pain?

Probably unrelated: Retinal holes are usually causes by physical problems within the eye, such as the vitreous gel pulling on the retina and causing a tear. Most cases of retinal holes are of unknown cause and are not usually associated with medical conditions. Symptoms of nausea, headache and sinus pain could be anything from migraine to influenza, and a medical examination would be needed to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

29

29
Can a 'normal' headache, or headache caused by sinus pain turn into a migraine, if left untreated for too long?

Can a 'normal' headache, or headache caused by sinus pain turn into a migraine, if left untreated for too long?

Different animals: Sinus headaches are caused by increased pressure in the sinuses, usually by some sort of blockage. Migraines arise from different processes, though it hey are not fully understood. That said, untreated can sometimes lead to potentially serious consequences. So sinus infections that last for more than a few days or get worse should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
No sign of a present infection but after getting over a sinus infec. I'm still having intense sinus pain left side of face. Cause?

Blockage/discharge: If you have intense pain, that sinus might be blocked and depending on the type of anti-biotic and the course of treatment, the sinus infection might have not been fully treated. I suggest doing saline rinses (netti pot or ocean spray), warm compresses and decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and if the pain persists, go see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
33

33
Having lightheadeness of unknown cause. How to r/o sinus issues? Is md looking in nares with otoscope adequate?I do get occasional sinus pain at night

Many benign causes: If treatment is not successful then the ENT may need to look inside and possibly "clean" and have the sinus material analyzed at the same time. ? Allerigies. ...Read more

34

34
How can an acupressure massage cause a stuffy nose and sinus pain?

Head position?: I have not seen cases where acupuncture or acupressure have caused this type of problem. However, if a person is lying on their abdomen on a regular exam table with face cradled in arms - it can exacerbate sense of congestion. Both acupressure and acupuncture treatments can help sinus pain & congestion. ...Read more

35

35
Could juvederm under the eye cause sinus pain?

In theory. : Although off label for "tear troughs" juvederm is commonly used to fill these concavities. The face has numerous sensory nerves and referred pain is possible with injury or irritation to any of these nerves. It is unlikely it will persist. It is probably from the needle stick if recent. It behooves you to be evaluated thoroughly and i would recommend a fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
36

36
Sinus pain, bad headache and neck ache, cause?

Sinus pain, bad headache and neck ache, cause?

Midface Migraine: It is common for a migraine to be misdiagnosed. It is difficult to diagnose when pain is in a different location such as face, maxillary sinus, neck, upper teeth or jaw. The diagnosis can be elusive and results in a misdiagnosis of neuralgia, sinus headache or atypical facial pain. See otolaryngologist and headache specialist; one cause for a headache does not exclude the presence of another ha. ...Read more

37

37
Siwhat can cause sinus pain near roof of mouth?

Siwhat can cause sinus pain near roof of mouth?

A couple of things: Allergies, illness, trauma or possibly an infected tooth. There may be other causes as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
38

38
Can maxillary mucous retention cysts cause my head to feel unclear/stuffed-up/cloudy along with tinnitus and mild imbalance. There is no sinus pain.

Can maxillary mucous retention cysts cause my head to feel unclear/stuffed-up/cloudy along with tinnitus and mild imbalance. There is no sinus pain.

Probably not: Maxillary retention cysts are common, in some series up to 40% of individuals. In the vast majority of cases they are free of symptoms. When they cause problems there is usually a history of maxillary sinusitis, maxillary or dental discomfort, nasal congestion. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related. ...Read more

39

39
How can you tell if pain is caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

How can you tell if pain is caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Pain : My first answer is get an exam and x-rays to determine if there is decay present causing the pain. Sinus pain will generally increase if you bend over while standing to pick something up off the floor. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
40

40
Is there a difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Is there a difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

A bit tricky: These 3 causes of pain can be a bit tricky to sort out sometimes. If tapping on the suspected tooth increases pain, then it is probably the tooth. Sometimes a troubled tooth causes sinus problems. Sometimes the maxillary sinus (one under your cheek bone) problem causes enough pain to feel like it's in the upper teeth. So, it is best to see your doctor and/or dentist to help sort it out. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Klein
780 doctors shared insights

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