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Can sinus infection cause eye irritation?

Can sinus infection will further lead to eye irritation? Is it possible?
01/17/2013

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  • walkietalkie1

    Yes, of cause, it is quite possible. Sinus infection or sinusitis refers to the inflammation of the nasal passage and sinuses. Patients with sinus infection might have a headache and pressure in eyes, probably with a coughing, sore throat, fever, bad breathe and thick secretion in nasal cavity. It would lead to eye problems easily, puffiness or eye infections. Eyes are very near to nasal cavity and they are connected together with internal passages. It is easy to spread the virus or bacteria to eyes. It can also cause a dull ache or pressure in the eyes. The thick secretion might gradually lead to tear duct blocked too. During your sinus infection period, don't rub your eyes with hands or dirty handkerchief. You can get a nasal washer to keep your nasal passage clean and free-flowing. Take medications as needed.
    01/25/2013
  • Jordan owen

    Yes, it is possible for sinus infection further lead to eye irritation. First, a sinus infection can be related to your eyes because sinus cavity is located directly behind the eyes, and it can cause your eye bloodshot if it is serious. So it can absolutely further lead to your eye irritation, red eyes, swelling of the eyelids and some other eye problems. It can also cause mild- to-severe eye pain for your eyes. Pay attention to that and have treatment now.
    01/21/2013
  • Isabel fergus

    Sinus infection can spread through anastomosing veins or by direct extension to close structures. Allergies, structural abnormalities, smoking and second hand smoke and infections are causes of sinus infection . Symptoms are headache/facial pain or pressure of a dull, constant, or aching sort and eye irritations.
    03/01/2013
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