Sinus Headache

Sinus Headache

Do You Know the Difference Between Sinus Headaches and Migraine Headaches ?

Do you think you are suffering from a sinus headache? Only a small percentage of people who think they have a sinus headache really do, in most cases it turns out to be a migraine headache. It is very important to understand the difference between sinus and migraine headaches because the treatments are different.

Sinus HeadacheA cold or allergy is a common cause of sinus headaches. The sinus can become congested and infected, this is called Sinusitis and can occur after a cold because bacteria and virus infect the sinus lining. Pain or pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead are common symptoms of sinus headaches as well as pain when bending over, fast movements and nose blowing. Fever is also common if there is an infection. Migraine headaches have a more consistent throbbing in one area of the head as well as extreme sensitivity to light.

If you think you may be suffering from a sinus headache, you should have a medical exam. The doctor will be able to confirm a sinusitis diagnosis with an x-ray or a CT scan that will show if there is swelling or fluid in the sinus tissue. If in fact it is a sinus headache, it may be treated with aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen to temporarily relieve pain. The doctor may also prescribe a decongestant if the sinuses are blocked. If the patient also has sinusitis, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. In addition, the doctor may recommend antihistamines if allergies are the cause of sinusitis. Generally once the sinuses are clear the headache disappears, but additional treatments may be required.

Tips for Relief of a Sinus Headache

Add moisture to the air with a humidifier or a vaporizer
Avoid smoke, other inhaled irritants, and allergens, such as animal dander
Inhale steam from a basin of hot water or shower to relieve pain
Put a warm, moist washcloth on your face
Get plenty of rest and drink a lot of water
Elevate your head in bed, but only slightly
Take all of your medicine as prescribed

Preventive measures may help reduce the instances of sinus headaches. If you are a frequent allergy sufferer, you may want to try an herbal supplement such as  AllergiClear to help you become allergy free. AllergiClear is a compound remedy containing herbal, homeopathic and nutritional ingredients known for their positive effect on preventing the allergic reactions to airborne allergens and improving respiratory health.

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