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Burlington, VT
A 32-year-old male asked:

Brief headache when blowing nose, normal?

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Dr. David Dantes
General Practice 50 years experience
Not exactly normal: A headache when blowing the nose is not really normal. However, a brief and mild headache is less likely to be something serious than a severe and lasting headache. Sometimes a low-grade sinus infection may be aggravated by blowing the nose, and that might explain the headache. If these headaches continue -- and certainly if they worsen -- an exam by your family physician is advisable.
Last updated Dec 17, 2015


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