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Is it normal to feel pressure behind one eye and agonising jaw pain(to the point it hurts to bite) with what I thought was sinusitis? If so what can I do to help with the pain as currently pregnant so only taking paracetamol. Thanks
I suffer with chronic sinusitis and regularly have antibiotics, I have to. I get pain in my cheeks, over nose, forehead and the worst pain in the roof of my mouth. I have been told that if the pain effects my eyes or effects vision that I need to be seen immediately. So I would see out of hrs and get some advice.
Yes unfortunately it is common with siniusitus. What worked for me was doing a salt water flush every few hours. And blow your nose really well after. Thats what cleared mine up and should be safe in pregnancy.
My right side feels numb almost with pain. It's not affected my vision I can just feel a throbbing pressure and it hurts to touch my eye. Do you think I would need antibiotics? I've been sniffing vic but I'm so bunged up. I will try some hot water/steam. I've felt like this since New Year's Day convincing myself I will feel better each morning.
Salt water flush is cooled boiled water with salt in it. (You can do with just the water). I put it in a sports bottle and you tip your head to the side and squirt it up one nostril. It will go theough your sinuses and come out the other nostril. It will also go down your throat which is uncomfortable but fine. There are youtube videos on how to do it right.
I was like that for two weeks last january, even down to the numb face on one side. Definitely use a nasal rinse, and try holding a facecloth soaked in hot water on your face - that eased the pain considerably for me.
If you don't already have a wheat bag, dry rice in the foot of an old pair of tights works really well. I put mine inside a sock to make it soft. I've spent most of today with either a warm one or one from the freezer flopped on my face thanks to sinusitis! My jaw still feels sore but most of the pressure has finally been relieved. I might try that flush if it's bad again tomorrow, which it probably will be because I won't be alternating between the hot & cold & feeling that delightful squelch & trickle as the pain starts to ease!
Hope your antibiotics kick in soon Spoon! I first had sinusitis while pregnant - would rather go through labour again than live through the awful combination of can't-eat/can't-drink nausea & sinusitis/tonsillitis/ear infection... It all cleared up eventually though! Without antibiotics though because I couldn't stand up long enough to get to the GP & was being stubborn that it was "just a virus"!