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Sinus pressure/infection

Lately, I've been experiencing some headaches and pressure inside my head. I'm a 27 year old male and have worked in front of a computer for many years now. I related the headaches and pain to eye strain and tension headaches. I had an eye exam, my vision was still great but the doctor did prescribe me some computer glasses. So far, this hasnt seemed to help much. My neck does get tight and my wife who is a massage therapist, performs deep tissue massages on me and it does help relive the headaches, but not the overall pressure I experience.

I do suffer with seasonal allergies from pollen etc... but I dont have any other allergy type symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, running nose, congestion, etc...My question is, can one have sinus problems due to say pet dander and allergies without all the other typical allergy symptoms? Usually I experience much more than headaches or pressure.
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You seem to be having allergic rhnitis or sinusitis.

Has a CT scan of the sinuses been done? This could be due to the post nasal drip that occurs associated with sinusitis or associated allergies.

You should try some steam inhalation and saline nasal drops along with oral antihistamine medications and see if it helps with your symptoms. You could also take some oral pain releif medications.

Are you allergic to any specific substances?

It is in fact a good idea to consult an allergy specialist and get a clinical evaluation.

You should consult your symptoms if your symptoms still persist. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.

Hope this helps.

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I haven't had any CT scans done of the sinuses. I really didn't think it was sinus related because I lacked all the other allergy symptoms. Here is what I found on acute sinusitis:

Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis may include:

Facial pain
Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
Erythema, or redness of the skin over the sinus caused by increased blood flow to the capillaries
Nasal congestion
Difficulty breathing through your nose
Reduced sense of smell or taste
Dental pain
Bad breath (halitosis)
Sore throat

Of all those common symptoms, the only ones I really experience are slight fatigue, headaches in the back and front of my head and pressure. I can breath through my nose fine, no congestion, sneezing, coughing, nasal drip, etc.... Is it possible that this is still whats effecting me without the other documented symptoms?

I do have 2 dogs that stay inside. Ive never been allergic to dogs, but maybe the combination of dust and pet dander is effecting me? I would still think that my nose would be clogged and I would have difficulty breathing if this were the cause.
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I went to a local store and bought some non-medicated saline solution. So far I have used it twice and cant really tell a difference. Guess its worth a shot.
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You could also take some OTC pain relief medications for a few days.

It would still be advisable to consult your doctor if your symptoms persist.

Do keep us updated and let us know if you have any other doubts.

Let us know about how you are doing and post us about what your doctor advises.

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