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Can a sinus infection cause bloodshot eyes?

Will sinus infection cause bloodshot eyes? My eyes appear red. Is that caused by sinus infection?
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  • Mya harris


    Yes, sinus infection may cause bloodshot eyes. There is a very close relation between eye sockets and paranasal sinus as they are next to each other. Eye socket is surrounded by paranasal sinus. So when you get a sinus infection, it is very easy to infect your eye sockets as well. Generally speaking, when people have sinus infection, their eyesight will decline and have blurred vision. As we all know, bloodshot eyes are caused by the violation of external injury and microorganism. So when you have sinus infection, you may have chance to have bloodshot eyes. But it is hard to confirmed that whether your bloodshot is caused by sinus infection, so you must go to hospital to check and take measure to treat sinus infection.
  • vincent


    Yes. Once you have the sinus infection, your immune system will decrease. And the throat, nose and eye nerves are interlinked. The sinus infection will easily make the eyes dry. What's worse, the dry eyes may get serious into the bloodshot eyes that will make your eyes look red. Thus, you'd better cure the sinus infection first.
  • califractal


    It is rare, but it maybe. Sinus infection often happen in your nasal passage. But if the nasal passage cannot adequately drain, and if there are also inflammation or infection, it will make the infection to other parts. One of the most symptoms of sinus pressure is a throbbing headache that manifests itself around the sinuses. Besides, a deep pain in the eye sockets can form as well. And that further to damage your eyes.
  • Carlos quick


    Yes, generally speaking, of course it will make your eyes bloodshot. As we know that bloodshot eyes are common and usually occur due to eye irritation. You should know that sinus infection can cause your eyes bloodshot, by increasing the pressure inside the blood vessels. Besides, both cold and sinus infections can also make the skin paler and make the bloodshot eyes look more distinct. And also, there are many reasons which can cause the eyes bloodshot, such as the eye irritation, eye energy and lack of sleep. But for your situation, we can say that there is something to do with the sinus infection which makes your eyes bloodshot. I suggest you should go and ask the eye doctor for the details.
  • casebell


    Not really, I can not make sure that sinus infection will cause bloodshot eyes, but I know that sinus infection are always happened together with puffy eyes. Puffy eyes are a common symptom of sinusitis often blamed on lack of sleep or general illness. In addition to puffy eyes, sinusitis problems may cause a dull ache or feeling of pressure in the eyes or across the middle of the face, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, raspy voice, loss of sense of smell, fever, nasal discharge, bad breath, coughing, sore throat, snoring and fatigue. Most cases of sinusitis are caused by infections, but allergies, exposure to indoor or outdoor air pollutants, excessive indoor dryness from heating and air-conditioning, and structural abnormalities are other possible causes. You can reduce or eliminate most cases of sinus-related puffy eyes at home or with over-the-counter medications, but some cases may require professional care

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