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What causes pressure in head?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: My head sometimes feels full/pressure in this area. Is this a common area of discomfort for a sinus infection? The area in which my hand is located.
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Discomfort can be due sphenoid sinusitis/migraine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
I have seen your picture . You are feeling fullness / pressure in vertex region more on right side .
Common region for sinus discomfort is usually behind forehead & cheekbone .
But area of fullness / pressure which you have point out in picture can be due sphenoid sinusitis or migraine .
If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Steam Inhalation 3 times , Saline nasal drop 3 times , Antihistaminic + Leukotriene antagonists combination & paracetamol for discomfort in head when required. I would also advice you investigation CT scan Paranasal sinus (PNS).
I will suggest you to please consult your ENT doctor because here clinical examination is very important to diagnose the real fact , do investigation CT scan Paranasal sinus (PNS) and accordingly treatment may be planed.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade (8 minutes later)
Thank you! How does your spehnoid sinuses get infected? I dont have a fever or nasal drainage. Can ear fullness cause discomfort inthis area? Its not a pain just a tightness/pressure sensation
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sphenoid sinus infection can cause ear fullness.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
Thanks for follow up query.
Isolated sphenoid sinus infection is less common , it is often in association with infection of posterior ethmoid sinuses or as a pan-sinusitis . Sphenoid sinus infection occurs due stagnation of secretion its secrete , mucosal changes in its lining leading proliferation of bacteria or fungus.
Chronic posterior group of sinuses ( including sphenoid ) infection less likely to have fever or anterior nasal discharge . Posterior nasal discharge back in throat with discomfort is common.
Sphenoid sinus infection & other sinus infection can cause ear fullness . Ear fullness can also cause discomfort in that area but local discomfort will be more.
Chronic sphenoid & other posterior group of sinuses infection can also present as just a tightness/pressure sensation .
Hope this information helpful to you, take care and have a nice day.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade (10 hours later)
When i touch underneath my right eyebrow in the corner near my nose it is tender - is that usually a result of a sinus infection?
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is due to sinus infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
Thanks for asking.
Yes , tenderness underneath your right eyebrow & near nose is a result of sinus infection .
Hope this information helpful to you .
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What causes pressure in head?

Brief Answer: Discomfort can be due sphenoid sinusitis/migraine. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. I have seen your picture . You are feeling fullness / pressure in vertex region more on right side . Common region for sinus discomfort is usually behind forehead & cheekbone . But area of fullness / pressure which you have point out in picture can be due sphenoid sinusitis or migraine . If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Steam Inhalation 3 times , Saline nasal drop 3 times , Antihistaminic + Leukotriene antagonists combination & paracetamol for discomfort in head when required. I would also advice you investigation CT scan Paranasal sinus (PNS). I will suggest you to please consult your ENT doctor because here clinical examination is very important to diagnose the real fact , do investigation CT scan Paranasal sinus (PNS) and accordingly treatment may be planed. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.