Dizziness as A Symptom and Result of Sinus Infection

Sinus infection is one common problem in the air passage causing headache and irritating pain on the face, behind the nose, around the eyes and sometime on the upper teeth. 

Dizziness sinusitisThis can be a result of colds and allergies. People who experience this can also experience fever or flu.



Sinus infection can be associated with dizziness. Dizziness is the state of lightheadedness. It is the feeling of instability that can sometimes cause nausea.

It can be a symptom of sinusitis infection. The patient will feel dizzy when the infection reaches the point of causing migraine and headache. Dizziness can also be caused by the change of vision when the infection is in the maxillary sinus.

The maxillary sinus can be located below the eyes, behind the cheeks. Usually, the infection starts from one side of the maxillary sinus. It can spread through the other sinuses when not treated immediately. Clogged nose can also contribute to the pressure-like pain that he feels behind the nose.

The pain around the eyes and the pressure from the cheeks causes blurred vision. When both sides of the maxillary sinus have infection, there is a tendency that vision from both eyes will also become blurry. There is no need to worry about the change in vision because it will just be temporary until the infection entirely gone.


Will a person experience dizziness when flying with a sinus infection?

sinus-DizzinessFlying with a sinusitis  can also cause dizziness because the pressure of the change of altitude can add up to the pressure-like pain in the face.

The pressure pumps from the inside of your nose may result to migraine and would later make him feel dizzy. It is advisable to take any pain relievers before going to trips to ease the pain for a while.

Taking rest when not feeling well because of sinusitis can do extensive help. Doing activities can just worsen dizziness and sometimes causes nausea. Just lie down and relax.


The pain slowly goes away when the patient is lying down. Pain relievers can give the person temporary relief. The patient can take antibiotics or use home remedies such as steaming to get rid of the infection completely.

Home Remedies to Treat Sinus Infection and Its Effects

Apple Cider Vinegar is also extremely effective in treating the infection. 1 teaspoon of ACVtaken 3 times a day will do a marvellous job of treating the infection in just few days. Onions are also the best steaming buddies because of the sulfur content that is a highly effective antibacterial.

Sinus infection is a particularly common complication. It is not a serious threat to your immune system, but when not treated immediately, it can also result into flu. Taking preventive actions while it is on its early stage will help avoid greater risk.

  • It may just be an easy complication but, it can also become a permanent irritant until he finds himself needing a surgery to stop it from causing disturbance. There are two types of sinusitis. One is a less serious one called acute sinusitis.

The other is a chronic sinus infection that lasts for several months, and if home remedy can no longer cure it, patient needs to undergo surgery to take out the infected tissue.


  1. says


    but this is not quite it. I can see where you are getting at.
    My symptoms are very unusual. I have been sick for a very long time.
    But now I constantly experience a lot of sinus headaches, and recently for the past two weeks I have been having quite an amount of dizzy spells. I went to the doctor on a Friday, and then went on to have some blood tests taken, and then on Sunday 7, December just after church, I was talking to someone and all of a sudden I just fell to the floor although I did not faint I was just feeling pretty weak and dizzy and I drink alot of liquids though. I don’t understand whats happening but I really need help. My blood test results are due on Tuesday 9, December.

    • prateek says

      Hi Lorraine ,

      Don’t worry too much about this .I had similar problems .Few questions :
      (1)Do you have pain/stiffness behind your skull ,blocked ears etc ? You might have acute sinusitis which got spreaded to your inner ear and resulted in vertigo issues.

      (2)Get your Blood pressure checked.High BP will aggravate this .

      This will take bit of time to subside .All the best .


  2. angelaormond@yahoo.com says

    I have high blood pressure and for a month have been having sinus infection my doctor stated it is coming from the medication amlodipinebesylate. I sometime get diz ziy and I also fell to the floor and could not move. I have started taking a tsp. of vinger daily, it think I have some relief since taking the vinger.

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