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Hi, I have had long-term sinus issues (3 sinus surgeries). I often have some sinus pain, and sometimes rubbing my sinuses helps temporarily relieve the pain. Last night, I rubbed too hard, right above my right eye, and it's been sore with a low-grade headache in my sinus/temple area since. Is it possible to do any damage to my sinus/upper eye socket by rubbing too hard? Thanks for your input.

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replied December 14th, 2016
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A59781
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Just rubbing too hard alone does not cause pain. It needs supportive care with some pain killers and some rest. Supportive home remedies also help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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