Do different sinuses cause pain/symptoms in different places in my head?
Sinus pressure can occur in your entire face, or can be isolated to different parts. Although it is certainly not a rule, each sinus has a “classic” place that is uncomfortable when affected by sinus inflammation (sinusitis). The frontal sinuses are in your forehead and can cause pressure in this location above your eyes. The ethmoid sinuses can cause pressure between or behind your eyes. The maxillary sinuses can cause discomfort in your cheek or in your upper teeth. The sphenoid sinus, because of its location in the middle of your head, can cause symptoms that localize to the back of your head (occiput) or the top of your head (vertex).
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