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What's the best way to release pressure on the eye brow?

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What's the best way to release pressure on the eye brow? Pressing on the eye brow near the nose side hurts?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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It depends on the cause of your discomfort.

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Many times pain/pressure in the area of the eyebrow is due to sinus issues. If this is the case I would try cold compresses, benadryl 25 mg by mouth as well as two tylenol. If this doesn't help I suggest you consult with your internal medicine MD.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It hurts only when it is been pressed. I know this is the sinus area. Why one side hurts more than the other?
How long and how many times should one use the cold compresses?

Is there a inflammation in the sinus area? What's the cause? I have not had a cold or anything.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
That is because the sinus on the side of the discomfort is, most likely, the one that is inflamed.
I would do the cold compresses at least 3x/day, more if your schedule allows.
There are tons of things that can cause sinus problems, many of them not related to colds etc. That is why I suggest that you see your MD if the above treatment doesn't give you relief.
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