ask: is there a sinus cavity at the base of your skull?

By chriscourt2 December 27, 2010 - 11:11am
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I have a knot that is VERY sensitive to the touch on the left side of the base of my skull. There is nothing on my scalp, so I know that it is internal. It burns and my scalp tingles in that area almost making my scalp itch, but I cant touch it. I have recently been sick with a sinus infection and was told I may have an infection in my sinuses on the back of my head. It is really painful.

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I found this site by googling my symptoms. I have had green discharge out of the right side of my nose for several months. Off and on I have a burning, tingling, sharp pain at the base of the right side of my skull; with swelling on the right side of my face. Visible to me only. Meaning people wouldn't notice. But I can see the difference in the morning when I put my makeup on. When these episodes flare up I feel fatigued and can hardly function. CT of the sinus=normal. Blood work=normal. How I feel=not normal.

I had a molar pulled a year ago from that side of the mouth and the skull pain started a months after. However, the only time I feel good is when I'm on antibiotics and this last round the last day of them, (today) I woke, with the pain in the base of skull, dizzy, horrible taste in my mouth. I think the doctors think I'm crazy.

Any suggestions?

August 5, 2015 - 11:13am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

This sounds like a cavitation. It happens after
Having a tooth pulled incorrectly. I'm having similar
Pain and been diagnosed with them after having 4 wisdom
Teeth pulled years ago.

October 4, 2015 - 6:57pm
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I have a painful bump At the base of the left side of my skull. I am positive that it is sinus related since I am getting over a cold and I also have sinus pressure I the usual location above my eyes and a yellowish discharge when I blow my nose. I have also experienced this before, a few years ago and it went away with the usual treatment for sinusitis.

July 4, 2015 - 1:40pm
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The sphenoid sinus is at the back of the head, and has all the symptoms described. It requires a special type of CT Scan to detect, and is near the optical nerve, causing extreme pain described. It can only be fixed by a dangerous surgery that goes near the brain. That is the only cure.

May 15, 2015 - 6:38pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

No need to freak out - the only 'cure' is not surgery - antibiotics and anti-inflammatories also work!

November 17, 2015 - 12:10pm
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I have had the same issues and symptoms as everyone else here several times. I found antibiotics helps, but sometimes you need a couple of courses and it takes a long time for it to go away, sometimes a couple of months. I think its pretty much some kind of infection related.

April 9, 2015 - 4:09pm
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Go to an accupunturist!

March 4, 2015 - 7:59pm
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I had bad pains about an inch and a half behind my right ear that hurt so bad i thought i had something really wrong with me. I was also feeling dizzy. Turns out i had an eustachian tube infection. Its a tube behind ones ear drum that has something to do with balance as well.

January 4, 2015 - 1:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I just had this as well! Right side and then left and learned it was eustachian tube dysfunction. Isn't that weird! I have NEVER had trouble with my ears in my entire life.

March 30, 2015 - 6:05am
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My headache and pain are like those described here. It's been almost a month. I've had a CT scan, and am on amoxicillian. Pain pills don't really help unless I take enough to sleep. If I keep my head down, I am okay but when I am up and trying to do my normal activities, (I am an elementary school teacher) my head kills me. My ears and the back of my neck hurt, too. I am going back to the doctor, for the third time, tomorrow. I can't take much more.

September 22, 2014 - 8:23pm
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