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Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

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Comment from: Samt, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I have pain through my shoulder through to my chest, neck stiffness and blocked nose from my sinus infection. Wondering if I really need to see a doctor. Thanks.

Comment from: Froggy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I have severe pain in my head, neck and face, and green and grey mucus that I'm coughing up from my lungs from sinus infection. I have had sinusitis for 2months now. A fever of 102. 3, and coughing to the point where I'm puking from nasty phlegm in the back of my throat. Now I'm pretty much over it. My only thing now is a strange crackling and popping coming from my lungs, which is making me cough. Not sure what I need to do from here.

Comment from: Mel, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I've had back to back sinus infections for the past 10 weeks. They began shortly after a quick dental procedure - 2 cavity fill-ins - one of which was extremely deep. I was certain that the lingering tooth ache was in need of a root canal until my doctor diagnosed me with a sinus infection. Now I'm having much stranger symptoms. The right side of my face feels like pins and needles in specific areas: just below my lip, the outer corner of my eye, the roof of my mouth, my ear, and my cheek.

Comment from: Thaj, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 17

I have facial pain and pressure from sinus infection, radiating to my forehead and the base of my skull at the back. I also have pain in the right hand side of my neck and shoulder, and permanently blocked nose that won't clear.

Comment from: Goldie , 45-54 (Patient) Published: February 12

I have sinus pain and painful swelling in my face around my eyes and my head hurts from the sinus infection. Then the muscles ached... every muscle; and my body is just so tired, plus my ears are stopped up and my nose. So much congestion I don't have taste for food, and I am so thirsty and sleepy. It is awful. I feel crazy due to the congestion in my head, it would go away for a little while and then come back. My eyes are swollen and red. Just plain miserable.

Comment from: Anita, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I am having pain in my ear and my neck from sinus infection. I had the nasal septum surgery two years ago, and I was doing really well till now. The pain is really bad and when I lie down I feel everything going to the back of my throat. I don't know what I can do to ease this. Tired of antibiotics.

Comment from: Maria, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

My sinus infection symptoms are head throbbing, ache under my breast when I cough, running nose, and sweating on and off.

Comment from: Miss Daisyxxx, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

My sinus infection started 6 weeks ago. I had a tooth fixed and then my face started hurting. I thought it was because of my tooth, but my dentist said no. I went to the doctor, was put on 2 different medicines and nothing has worked. I have pain in my nose only on the left side, my cheek, which is very painful, and up around my eye. I have tried steaming, nasal rinse, warm compresses and sinus medication, but nothing is working. It's dry sinuses because I get nothing out. Going to the doctor again, I need help, I can't stand the pain.

Comment from: Alena , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

My left temple hurts with sharp needle-like pains and pressure from sinus infection. My left ear hurts, left side of mouth and gums feels sore as well as the left side of throat, I have a slight headache, slight nose bleed, a slight nose congestion with tingling, and a very small amount of clear mucus, and a cold sore on the left side of the lip.

Comment from: Samantha93084, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 20

With sinus infection I feel pressure on my face, my left eye feels puffy and I get lightheaded and anxious.

Comment from: Sooz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I have pain in my cheek, eyes, neck and swelling and pain in the shoulder on that side because of sinus infection.

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Comment from: Jackie , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

Don't know if I have sinus infections or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem but I have popping in my ears, headaches, and pressure in my face. I have been feeling this way for 3 months. My face is swollen on the left side. I have been treated for sinus problems but nothing is working. I feel horrible.

Comment from: Mike, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I have sinus infection with dizziness, sore eyes, sore neck, fuzzy vision, and tiredness. I don't know what can be causing this, the doctor reckons it will be a virus.

Comment from: Mike , 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I have sinus drainage from sinus infection. I have a bad smell in my nose, bad taste in my mouth, head pressure and lost voice.

Comment from: John, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 08

I had all my teeth extracted, and dentures already made from the beginning. Ever since, I have had nose drainage that makes me blow my nose. What I blow out of nose is thick, green mucus. This has been going on for almost 6 months. I went to the ENT and he prescribed Singulair, Zycal and nose drops. He said it was only allergy related. I don't understand his decision without touching me or any tests. I'm very worried. Now I have a severe headache but not as much drainage.

Comment from: Patiently hurting , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

My sinus infection started out with the normal nose congestion, and headache in the temple region. Now I'm having very severe pain in my upper left jaw when I lie down to sleep. I don't know what to do at this point. This is day 2 of my sinus infection. I haven't been to the doctor due to college.

Comment from: Linda , 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 06

I have a lot of pressure in the back of the eyes and bad headache from a sinus infection, and nothing is working. I'm very sore.

Comment from: Pammcat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

After sinus infection I have had constant trouble, swelling around my eyes and achy eyes that I still have for months. The most uncomfortable issue is my eyes, never a problem before. I also became light sensitive for some time, still not normal. Wonder if anyone else had similar problems.

Comment from: Donna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I have pain in the back lower and upper tooth because of sinus infection. My ear has a little pain, and cracks and pops when I chew. My eye is twitching and lower lid is puffy.

Comment from: Cyn Ner, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

My symptoms of sinus infection are pain in left lower jaw, gums throbbing, shooting pain through both temples, clear mucus that will run out of nose if I bend my head down, otherwise can't blow it out. Pressure causes headaches and I sleep for hours on end.

Comment from: Lena, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 16

I have had a bad cough from sinus infection, on and off for over a year, and I have tried several different medications, even the Neti pot. I had a chest x-ray and it came back good. I have chest tightness after coughing for long periods. I bring up white mucus. My cough comes for two days, then goes away, and this has been going on for over a year.

Comment from: Elizabeth625, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

With a sinus infection my cheek bones hurt causing my teeth to hurt when I bite down. My eyes are dry but no puffiness, there's a ringing in my ears, and I can feel my heart throbbing in my ears. I triple sneeze which causes my body to have a prickly feeling, coughing is outrageous and sometimes blowing my nose doesn't produce anything and sometimes it's neon yellow. Wonder if this could be more than a sinus infection.

Comment from: Barney, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 27

I first noticed pain in my head while bending over, dry symptoms and extreme fatigue. No prior cold, cough, sore throat, fever, or exudate before the sinus infection. I took amoxicillin, Advil C and S and used Flonase for 5 days. I got a bit better. One month later I had severe pain around my left eye and temple, and in the morning left nostril blockage. I had severe pain looking left or up or turning my head to the left, continuing down the left side of my neck. It feels like muscle pulling or tightness. Now I am on doxycycline for 10 days, Flonase and ibuprofen. We'll see.

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Comment from: Allison , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

Allergies have been super bad where I live this year. I have always suffered from hay fever since I was a little girl. So honestly for over a month now, I've been having awful sinus problems; an annoying headache in the front of my head, the back of it, and in my neck. My eyebrows hurt, and I became super dizzy. Fast forward to last week, my bottom left teeth started killing me, and I'm talking bad pain. I had ear aches and finally found out it's a sinus infection.

Comment from: Tim, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I have post nasal drip and ear trouble from sinus infection, also a strange feeling in the back of my head and neck for three months now. It comes and goes but never really clears up.

Comment from: Smoom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I just finished my antibiotics for my sinus infection. My right eye hurts like someone is inside trying to push it out. I'm fatigued and my eye is swollen.

Comment from: Scott (Omaha), 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

I'm a 61 year old guy, a little over-weight but very healthy otherwise. I've been bad about going to the dentist, so when my teeth and gums started having sharp pains, I dreaded my thoughts of a root canal or losing teeth. After reading the comments on sinus infection posted here (and having not seen the doctor yet) the symptoms I'm seeing here are most of what I've been going through! Dull headache, sore cheekbones, slight fever, runny and dry nose, cloudy vision, and balance problems. Ibuprofen until the doctor visit.

Comment from: Dadeland3 , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I had a very bad head cold which got much worse, and now my right eyelid has been red for the last 3 weeks and is not going away. Now my sinus infection has gotten worse. Cold went away but I still have red eyelid on my right eyelid and my face underneath my right eyelid has gotten red and will not go away.

Comment from: mony, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I had extremely painful pressure in the top of my head, and on both temples from the sinus infection. I had to go the emergency room for a steroid shot to reduce the pressure, otherwise I felt I would have been gone. I have been on Augmentin/amoxicillin for the past 4 days. The pressure is mostly gone, although I wake up in the middle of the night with pressure on both my temples. I get relief with hot/cold shower, although at this pace I am only getting 2 hours of sleep a night. I can't handle the extreme head pressure.

Comment from: priya s, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

Because of sinus infection my right side temple hurts, and the right eye is puffy and swallow. Actually the whole right side of my face looks and unusual shape and looks bigger then the left side of my face. I feel so much of pain over the right side of my face. I am also facing sleeping issues. Sometimes I panic unnecessarily. I won't be able to talk properly. Nowadays I feel so weak and lethargic.

Comment from: TT, 19-24 (Patient) Published: May 10

I have had a sinus infection for 5 months. My head feels tingly at times, I have a burning sensation on the left side of my face, ears feel blocked, and I get a weird, yellow mucus, now white. Sometimes I just feel very tired, and vision feels blurry. At times my body just feels horrible. Seriously tired of this.

Comment from: Gene, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 08

I have pressure around the back side of my neck and behind my ears from sinus infection. I am dizzy, nauseous and sweaty, and feel extremely weak. I have heavy breathing while going upstairs.

Comment from: Sherry, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I have had a sinus infection since March 18 and it's worsened. Now I have nausea and night sweats, my neck hurts a little, I have pressure and headache, sharp pain in the right eye, eye ball is sore and there is pressure between my eyes.

Comment from: Aquagal, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 17

February 2019 I had pupil dilation drops during my eye exam. Reaction was puffy, runny and itchy eyes. They gave me steroid drops and antihistamine, but no improvement. March 2 I had fillings. The day after I got horrendous pain in my top back teeth, gums and nose, headache, left neck pain, and aching over like flu. Dentist problem was ruled out, doctor diagnosed sinusitis, and gave amoxicillin and prednisone. It is improving but not gone, teeth painful, and throat is sore. I take Panadol in the night as pain increases, and put hot compress on my jaw. I also use colloidal silver in Neti pot for bacteria.

Comment from: La La La La , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

With sinus infection my left temple hurts, the left eye is puffy and swollen underneath, and the eyeball hurts. I have occasional sharp needle-like pains in my left eye, left cheekbone, roof of the mouth and gums, left side of throat, a slight headache, slight nose bleed, a slight nose congestion with tingling, and a very small amount of clear mucus.

Comment from: Sinus, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

I have yellow mucus draining from sinus infection, and I have throat and face pain.

Comment from: MCP, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I've had nasal congestion, facial pain and pressure and headaches for a couple weeks now from sinus infection. But recently I got a cold sore, only the second time I have ever had one. I am also getting weird tingling spots throughout the left side of my cheek. I know it's normal on the mouth with a cold sore but wonder if anyone has had this in their cheek area!

Comment from: Silla, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 04

I have had sinusitis for two weeks, my doctor's appointment is today and I feel much better. The awful green smelly drip has got better, headache not too bad, aches and pains better. I am wondering if I should cancel my doctor's appointment.

Comment from: Shirley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I have got pain on the left side of my face, nose is sore, itchy and runny, and eye keeps watering because of sinus infection for the last 2 days.

Comment from: Margaret, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

My nose is swollen on the right side and I have a sore ear from sinus infection.

Comment from: Jordan , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

Ever since turning 30 I've had multiple sinus infections. I had surgery last October 2017 and it didn't seem to help at all. I believe I'm having another sinus infection but it's a little different now because I'm having neck pain with it for the first time and the pressure in my head and face is gnawing. It all started with my gums aching so badly, then headaches, now some congestion and dizziness. My nose isn't so bad and my throat doesn't hurt. My anxiety is high! I hate this!

Comment from: Rose, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have a really red sore swollen tongue and a horrific headache with my sinus infection. My whole body hurts so much I can hardly move, and I feel nauseous. I feel like I'm dying.

Comment from: Ryan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

First let me say 90 percent of the comments are 'wet' sinusitis related. I was in the other 10 percent and had 'dry' sinusitis. I was in terrible pain and knew I had a sinus infection, but no mucus, cough, or any other sign of sickness. I was in terrible pain. I saw the doctor and he prescribed naproxen for the pain and Mucinex for the 'viral' infection. Little did I know this only made things especially the pain, 100, no 10000000 times worse! Three days of taking antihistamine medicine is drying things out more.

Comment from: Jd, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

Extremely sore ears with an extremely painful popping in them, blood in the mucus, and pressure on the temples are my symptoms of sinus infection.

Comment from: Milo, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

The whole right hand side of my face and head ache with sharp pains from the nostril to the eye! Sinus infection is incredibly painful!

Comment from: lou, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I have had sinus infections for 20 years. Now that I am getting older I have aches and pains in my wrists and ankles. I have doses of antibiotics but it comes back. I have been given steroids but don't believe it is good for me. This problem keeps happening every year. It is painful.

Comment from: Teena, 25-34 (Patient) Published: August 14

I was having pain on the left side of the nose from sinus infection and now the pain and swelling have shifted to the right side. I have a sore throat.

Comment from: Rob, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

Pain between the ear, nose and the eye, and down the neck by the carotid artery is my sinus infection symptom.

Comment from: Mathew, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

My sinus infection symptom seem to be a sort of sinus headache confined in my lower jaw, of all places. I have all the symptoms of a regular sinus headache, just only in the right side of my jaw. It pulsates when I walk, sit down, and move around like a sinus headache might. My head feels fine but my jaw feels like it is trying to explode; my teeth and gums show no visual symptoms. It really hurts to tilt my head to the left, as the pain extends to my neck. Oddly enough it feels fine when I sit still, I can even eat without bother. I've got a long history of sinus headaches, sinus stuff runs in the family as does in the location I live where it goes from one extreme to the next, but I've never had something like this in my jaw. It is bizarre to say the least.

Comment from: Shauna , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 17

It is just awful. My sinus infection just pops up when it feels like it. It is ever so troubling me as of right now. It started December 29, 2017 and it has not left me alone yet. It just aggravates me to the core because my infection feels like they are trying to punish me. You know it is really bad when you fight with it and you take all kinds of medicine and when the medicine doesn't work or halfway clear it up then that is when you know the sinus congestion has won. Mine are so bad it is hard for me to breathe and I have to use an inhaler to get my breath because I can't breathe through my nose.

Comment from: Pete, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 07

I have had sinus pain/infection issues since I was 35. It almost always occurs in the fall and winter months. I live in the Ohio valley which I have heard is the worst place in the country for sinus issues. The temperature swings here are horrible in the fall/winter months. I have seen ENT specialists several times, had a CAT scan of my sinus all to no conclusion. The worst part for me is being awakened during sleep by severe temple pain for months at a time. At this point, I am starting to think it is a weather related allergy issue.

Comment from: fed up, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I have had sinus surgery twice and things have gotten a little better. However, I still have sinus infections quite a bit of the time. I have tried everything in the market for relief. Nothing really works for long. This infection has me kind of dizzy and disoriented. Let me tell you, I do not like this feeling at all. I am on third dose of antibiotics, I have good days and bad. I have 6 days left but can tell it is not gone. Like everyone else here I need help! Also right ear hurts all the time, I constantly have cotton in it to relieve pressure and pain.

Comment from: andrea, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

My jaws hurt and ache as well as my gums the past two mornings, and I have been kind of sick to my stomach. I mowed grass yesterday and did some yard work and felt really bad afterwards. My nose is either stuffy or running, face throbs and about the only relief I get is from Tylenol. I also sneeze 4 to 6 times or more in a row because of the sinus infection.

Comment from: Jessica, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

With my sinus infection I experienced dull aches in my cheeks, forehead, headache, and a dull annoying ache in my upper jaw by my back teeth, made worse when lying down. My nose dripped hot watery mucus even though my nose felt very stuffy and congested.

Comment from: Margo, 55-64 Female Published: February 20

My sinus infection started with two severe dizzy spells which turned into a headache and slight nauseous feeling. Never having had a migraine I thought this could be my first. The next day I woke up with my eyes swollen and inflamed. Still with the headache symptoms. The third and fourth days I had severe pain in my throat, neck, forehead and eyes. My eyelids and just below the eyes were shockingly bright reddish pink and leaked for 48 hours straight along with my nose. I also began coughing that third day and developed a fever. I drank water continuously and took some Sovereign Silver, from the health food store, several times a day. On the fifth day I was feeling better however I was coughing up phlegm and began to worry that what ever I had was moving into my lungs. On that day I went to the doctors and ( I would have gone earlier but my two worst days was a Saturday and Sunday.) Upon examination, including a blood test for an increased white blood count and a throat swab and still with a fever everything was ruled out except the sinus infection. I am now taking 10 days of the antibotic, Amoxicillin. In all of the areas in my head that I mentioned; throat, eyes, head, neck, and forehead, the pain was absolutely acute. I wish to add that I was not sick prior to this attack, and I do feel it was an attack, however the day before I had been on a 6 hour plane flight.

Comment from: Niish, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I just wonder what's going on; I am worrying if it is a sinus infection, and doctors seem unbothered but it's driving me mad! I have had neck discomfort for almost 2 months, then eventually get congestion and dripping nose, and now headache and facial pain... am I just meant to get on with it! I swear they are coming back to back; sigh.

Comment from: Aron, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

I have had a swollen sore throat, a slight swelling on the left side of my nose that is very sensitive to touch, and also a toothache now. Wonder if it is a sinus infection.

Comment from: Wham, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I have a very bad cold from the sinus infection but my teeth are also hurting. I don't know what to do.

Comment from: Sheebs, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I have severe burning sensation in my cheeks right by my nose. My temperature keeps going up and down but never past 99.5. I wonder if this is another sinus infection. I had surgery a few years ago but now what I have this problem.

Comment from: Roro, 19-24 (Patient) Published: October 24

Lately my jaw hurts, I've got nasal full block out, change in my voice, dizziness, and pain behind the left side of my nose. These seem to me like symptoms of a sinus infection.

Comment from: Ashish, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 30

I don't know if it is sinus infection, but my nose discharges fluid all the time, and the throat is always blocked with mucus. The head feels heavy all the time. I feel that my concentration capability has gone down a lot. I am not able to concentrate and if I learn something, I forget it. It has become an obstacle in my career growth. Also, my ears feel like they are full with wax and when I clear them using buds, it pains from inside. If I shake my head, then also there is pain in my brain.

Comment from: Jasmine, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

Jaw pain was my symptom of sinus infection.

Comment from: Peter, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I have a dull headache since 3 weeks, and since 4 days on both sides of my face I feel vibration and feel cold inside. I think it is a sinus infection.

Comment from: Jaw, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I am of age 65. I have mild pain and tenderness to touch to my right cheek, and a slight swelling. I do have sinus problems due to allergies to dust, trees, and grass, no fever.

Comment from: Jmossa, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 19

I am constantly having sinus headaches that last sometimes up to a week or longer. I have tried everything to relieve the pain but nothing helps. The worst pressure I have is behind my eyes and it's unbearable.

Comment from: Mare, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

My sinus infection symptoms are: dry swollen sinus, tinnitus, stiff neck, and drainage in back of throat on left side. Sinus surgery is scheduled on Wednesday of this week. I have hypogammaglobulinemia and recently, Addison's disease. I am on gamma globulin and not getting better. I'm also on massive steroid treatments. I give up!

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

In October I had pleurisy and atelectasis which was treated with Naproxen, Tylenol and Aleve after the Naproxen. A scan was done for clots but not on the sinuses. The lungs cleared and the sinus pain began. I have completed 4 courses of antibiotics all different with no success. Recently I have blood coming from my nose. When I rinse the sinuses with salt water the blood pours into the sink from my nose. I have pressure on my face, headache, and pressure on my right eye and I am tired. I have noticed some fuzzy thinking and some fuzzy thinking and when the headache is bad some forgetfulness. I have gone to the doctor o going at least once a week plus to emergency once. The doctor in emergency said they would refer to a specialist who would see me quickly. It is two weeks and when I called they said they had a lot of paper work and when they see mine they would call with an appointment. When they do a scan for a clot in the lungs do they scan the sinuses and the brain or do they just scan the lungs. I am unhappy with the med system and I feel scared.

Comment from: Ann Barry, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I experienced sudden, very severe pain above my left eye whilst coming in to land on a plane recently. It was so bad; the air crew asked if there was a doctor on board. They gave me various tests (which I later realized were for the possibility of a minor stroke), but concluded, happily for me, that it was a sinus infection after a cold I had had the previous three days. The pressure in the cabin was changed by the pilot re-ascending and then landing more slowly, and the pain virtually disappeared. However, the pain was extreme and unexpected.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I am pregnant and about 2 months ago I had a really bad cold the medicine I could take wouldn't help, it turned into my 1st sinus infection. I was very congested, had sinus pain and pressure and my top left teeth hurt badly Tylenol would not help. My doc put me on antibiotics and within 24 hours I was feeling better. Then 2 weeks ago my congestion got worse the pressure and headaches were back my throat hurt I was hot all the time. I am now on my 2nd round of antibiotics so let's hope it works this time.

Comment from: ace, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

The infection started in my teeth. I couldn't even chew gum. I thought I had a really bad cavity, then it spread to my jaw went up to my eyeballs I couldn't even touch my eye. Then it started spreading across my forehead and now it's in my neck. My skin is very sensitive to the touch and I feel like I have the flu.

Comment from: alex, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I get constant sinus infections. over the past few months my sinuses have gotten worse and I now have bruised eye sockets and terrible headaches.

Comment from: champagnedimeime, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

Someone please help me. My sinus infection is killing my eyes. I have had head aches for 5 days. I hear my sinus pop when I take medicines like alka selzers, and tylenol cold---but i want something for good. Bedsides, the doctor wont see me for 2 weeks. Should I go to the emergency room?

Comment from: artificialThespian, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: November 19

My nostrils are both slightly blocked, and my throat is a little sore and it hurts to swallow. My tonsils are swollen a bit, too.

Comment from: martini, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I have blocked sinuses with facial pain on the right. I can't smell anything. I have a very blocked left ear, which buzzes and is sometimes painful.

Comment from: ginnie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 28

I'm not sure if it's a sinus infection, but my left eye keeps watering and hurts to touch around that area. And my left nostril seems to be clogged.

Published: June 19

I experience everything. The worse part about mine is the bad breath.

Comment from: Hawls, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I have had a sinus infection for three days. This is the first time it has settled in the right side of my mouth. My gums, roof of my mouth and all skin areas are so sensitive that drinking water hurts them. I can't brush my teeth they are so sensitive. I can't eat but little tiny bites on my left side. My teeth hurt. I have swelling on the right side of my face and I can feel slight pain now and then on the right nasal passageway.

Comment from: Rosali, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 11

The symptoms are thick yellowish green discharge, blocked nose with difficulty in breathing, pain and pressure over the affected sinus area with headache and cough.

Comment from: ducky, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

When mine starts, it starts behind right eye into the temple. I have ear pain and pressure on whole right side of my face and a very tender neck, but no sore throat.

Comment from: chmama, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I just got over a bad cold that lasted two weeks now for the past week I've had a horrible sharp yet dull pain/headache above my right eyebrow. Along with extreme tenderness to touch on brow line, and annoying twitching in eyebrow and around eye socket, not the eye itself. Evenings seems to be the worst when it feels like my eyes are being sucked into my forehead.

Comment from: Old golfer, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 17

I have had many sinus infections before but never to this point. My face and nose have swelled to the point that my left eye is starting to close. I have been on amoxicillin 875 for one day now. I am better but the swelling from my eye to my neck is still bad. I can only hope this will change within the next day or two.

Comment from: Quacker , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 15

I have a headache above my eyebrows, cheekbones and back of my head. Green nasal discharge and some blood stained runny nasal discharge. Frequent gentle nose blowing required.

Comment from: Sunshine, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I have suffered from sinus infections for years and had two sinus surgeries and one frontal sinus obliteration. The infections would get better for a few weeks but then get worse. Now that I have had the obliteration surgery there does not seem much that can be done and I am in bed for weeks at a time, great pain. The Infection Disease doctor (first appointment) has scheduled a bone scan to see if the infection has spread to the bone. USE MUCINEX AND THE SINUS WASH!

Comment from: Matilda, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I first noticed severe pain in my ears and headache.The initial nasal discharge consisted of a large circular piece of a clear plastic this was followed by a quarter size solid piece similar to rubber.I produced one daily for a week then inserted a saline and warm water mixture into my nose and in two days this discharge ceased.

Comment from: Betty Boop, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I woke up one morning with a slight headache and my toothache. Throughout days I pretended to be superwoman and tried to block out the pain but that didn't work. My nose was stuffy and at night it was hard for me to get good sleep due to the congestion in my nose. My right side temple was throbbing and the right side of my mouth, the upper gum, back area of my mouth felt as if it was cramping. This was the first time I was introduced to a sinus infection and hopefully it is the last one!

Comment from: apple, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

I had a sore throat for two days, and I still went to work. On the second day when I had the sore throat I started sneezing and coughing and then on the four day I went to work feeling fine, but I was coughing and sneezing and my left ear was hurting.

Published: December 14

When I had a sinus infection, I had extreme jaw and mouth pain, and pain in cheek and head.

Comment from: Headachet, 25-34 (Patient) Published: November 22

It started with my left ear feeling plugged. Then the next day I was a little congested then a severe headache. It hit me out of nowhere and was extremely painful. Tylenol did nothing for me. It was pain behind my eyes above my ears and this occured everytime i would move my head. I have sweats and chills, achy muscles and no energy. Noise and bright light seems to make it worse. My jaw, teeth and neck ache as well. The pain makes me feel nauseated.

Comment from: MrM, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I endured lots of sneezing, pressure and pain on my face and on my upper teeth, with severe nasal congestion getting much worse at night. I also had a runny nose, eventually turning to a thick, greenish/yellow discharge. I had a metallic taste in my mouth bad breath and I was almost unable to distinguish smells.

Published: September 20

I experience chest congestion right away along with frontal headaches, pain around my eyes which is more painful with my glasses on. I also get a lot of mucus built up and post nasal drip. I also tend to lose my voice.

Comment from: PinkPony, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

I always get a sinus infection following a cold. I have painful upper teeth and pain opening jaw. I have a frontal headache with postnasal drip and sometimes blurry vision.

Comment from: this too shall pass, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

In 2005, I had the first of three sinus surgeries for chronic sinusitis. I have been on so many antibiotics that help the condition, only to repeat the illness every three or four months. I have post nasal drip, aches around my eyes and upper cheeks and very thick discharge. What troubles me is the nose bleeds which cause soreness and the chest congestion. I am constantly feeling warm; yet when my temperature is taken it is normal or a minimum above normal. These constant episodes have left me frustrated, exhausted, and depressed. Since I am a caregiver for my husband and have all of the responsibilities without his help, I am constantly attempting to play catch-up and failing. I, also, miss doing activities that would bring me joy, gardening, painting, sewing, and volunteering.

Comment from: Jennifer, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I have been suffering from sinusitis for 5 months and whenever I suffer from a cold, my condition becomes worse and my forehead and face will be very tender to touch. I even get lots of mucous in my nasal cavities, from high headache and mild fever. My doctor has suggested surgery.

Comment from: Gerjac, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I have a sinus infection and I have an itchy nose and a headache behind my itchy, red eyes. The light hurts my eyes. This is very painful.

Comment from: sandaclaus, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I started feeling pain and pressure in my jaw and ear so I thought it was from clenching my teeth, or something, while I slept. Now the pain has intensified tenfold to the point of the whole right side of my face (jaw, ear, cheekbone and temple) now are extremely painful and nothing seems to help with the pain - I've also had a persistent sore throat and cough that keeps me awake at night. I am 45yrs old and a smoker of less than a pack a day. Also, my throat and uvula have been red and swollen for about a year now.

Comment from: Dan, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

In Feb 2009 I contracted my first ever sinus infection. After 2 months of antibiotics it still didn't clear up so I was referred to an ENT and in March 2010 had surgery. Still today, March 2011, I am very sick and in a great deal of pain. Countless amounts of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications and pain killers have not seemed to help. Now my ENT wants to do a second surgery. I am doubtful this will help. Also my ENT told me not to use netti pot when infection is present. I just don't know what to do. Although I am constantly blocked up I have only been able to blow my nose a handful of times in 2 years, I can barely smell or taste anything and my voice has changed. My quality of life is not good. I don't socialize, can't work much and feel sorry for my husband as he has to put up with me being snotty and grumpy all the time! I really need help.

Comment from: In Pain, 35-44 Female Published: February 28

I am so happy that I found this site as it has helped me better understand my condition. This is the 2nd sinus cold I have had in the past few months & this one has been the worst pain that I have ever experienced. I have been sick for 5 days and took Tylenol Sinus for 2 days but it no longer helps. My nose could not stop running for 3 days, now I feel a deadly pressure in my head, cheeks & throat. I thought it was from a toothache. Thanks for the info. I will go see the doctor first thing in the morning.

Comment from: Realistic, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

My sinusitis affects the sphenoid area, with pain on the sides of my head above my ears. It is worse when I lie on my side, better on my tummy, as my sinuses drain better that way. Taking a sinus medication(OTC)and using saltwater nasal sprays, hot compresses, and steam can sometimes clear it up if I catch it early on, however, many times I need antibiotics. Recently I had vertigo for days even with the antibiotics, but that clears with a mild decongestant enough to work.

Comment from: Fififish, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I have a neti pot and love it. But I also have a small fountain that I run every night in my bedroom. It helps a lot and is a cuter alternative to constant use of a humidifier. But I really wish I would have thought about Vicks Vapo-Rub over a steamy sink! My symptoms: extreme fatigue and nausea, sinus congestion and VERY LITTLE pain. Plus it activated my asthma so: shortness of breath and tingly fingers.

Comment from: 25-34 Male Published: February 16

For my sinus infection, I had loss of hearing, swelling under the eyes and nasal congestion.

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