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What Causes Sinus Pain
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Steam, saline: Steam will give you temporary decongestion, nasal saline spray, or nasal irrigation will likely help as well.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Natural ?: Try a nettie pot, steam shower and hack up as much as possible.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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