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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can sinuses cause burst of pain under the scalp? the outer layer of the scalp doesnt hurt. when my sinus drain the pain goes away. if not. what can?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sinus headache: Sinus pressure and congestion can cause a rather strong headache which seems to feel like it’s inside your forehead. Not an all-over headache, but under the forehead. This is also a location for migraine and tension headaches.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Sort of: "Some studies have shown that up to 90 % of sinus headaches are actually migraines. " I've seen those studies, they're wrong because they assume particular cause/effect models that we KNOW are wrong. we know that migraine is a ping-pong between vessel inflammation and nerve stimulation. With each causing both. If you have something triggering BOTH, yeah, well, obviously sinus can trigger migraine.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2018

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