I have severe nasal pressure on left side four over 8 weeks and havetaken antibiotics to treat sinus infection but still no releif . i had septum surgery 3 years before for simular problems. no nasal drip or sore throat just pressure in left nasal and forehead and behind eye. nothing seems to help but cold weather .
Were you diagnosed with a sinus infection by a doctor? If the answer is yes, then you probably have an infection of the upper sinuses, which antibiotics often fail to reach, because of the lack of blood supply to deliver the antibiotics. Saline rinses don't work up there, because of gravity.
What may possibly be the case (although not for sure) is that the passageways to the upper sinuses gets swollen and nothing drains out, causing the pressure.
You can get balloon sinuplasty to open up the passages, or you can try a Sinus Flush. The saline from the flush will, usually, shrink the swollen tissue and open up the passages without surgery, and subsequent flushes will wash out the infected pus, and healing results.
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