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is headache, better with rest a symptom of acute sinusitis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible, yes: Likely, no. Without knowing all the details, it's harder to say, but in my experience, headache is vastly overrated as a symptom of sinusitis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Decongestants: The headache from acute sinusitis is due to sinus pressure, because the sinuses can't drain. While you're waiting for the antibiotics to work, using a ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
OTC motrin: As well as decongestants may help. Also try sinus rinses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is ok, but do not use that for more than 3 days in a row, you nose w ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on which : Sinuses are infected. Some of them are very close to the eyes and headaches are common with a sinus infection. However , it would be best to call you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably a good idea: If your sinusitis has been treated but you still have the same headache , this would indicate (a) the problem was not from sinusitis or (b) you did no ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rhinitic pain: You mean a deviated septum. This is the cartilage and bone that divides the nose into a left and right passage way. An ENT doctor can determine how ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sinus infection: It might be infected again (or an original infection might not have completely resolved) but there is also a strong likelihood that the tissues are co ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Most viral: Yes, most cases of sinusitis are viral. Typical symptoms lat 5-7 days before slowly resolving. Indications that you may have a bacterial infection a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Following a URI: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and ... Read More
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