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Dizziness, headaches across forehead, neck pain, runny nose

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I'm not sure if I have a sinus infection or the problem is with the neck. Last week I've been having problems with dizzy attacks (no fainting), Headaches (the pain is intermittent dull short lasting pain in forehead across the forehead or sometimes on left side or right side of forehead) and ear pain lasting few seconds and intermittent neck pain. I also have a slight runny nose, This may be related to these symptoms or maybe not. The first week I had a lot of these symptoms going on. This week the symptoms are a litte bit better. I also did hit my head (forehead area) on March 2nd. Symptoms started on March 9th. Couple years ago I had an xray on the neck showing narrowing between the disks.


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replied April 20th, 2013
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A43009
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your symptoms are suggestive of sinus headaches. Sinus headaches are caused by sinus congestion and inflammation (called sinusitis). The sinuses are air-filled spaces lined with mucous membranes surrounding the forehead, cheeks and eyes. Healthy sinuses allow mucus to drain and air to circulate throughout the nasal passages.

sinuses become inflamed, these areas get blocked and mucus cannot drain. This lack of proper sinus drainage can lead to infection. Worse pain in the morning because mucus has been collecting and draining all night

Diagnosis can be made by examination, transillumination, xrays, a CT scan, or an MRI.

The best way to avoid or get rid of a sinus headache is to treat the underlying sinus inflammation and, if present, clear any infection by using antibiotics. Treating the inflammation involves anything from using a humidifier to taking medicines to surgically drain of the mucous in the sinuses.

I would suggest you a physician’s evaluation for the same. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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