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A 30-year-old male asked:

Sudden right-sided headache during flight. headaches on and off 6 months after. diagnosed sinusitis ct weeks after flight. mri brain normal. ct sinus mild-moderate disease. right eye pain,right sided headache. no hist migraine.headache=sinus?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Would assume original headache within aircraft was triggered by acute sinusitis, and you may well have chronic sinus issues which should be treated. See otolaryngologist and get this addressed. If this does not break up pattern, see neurologist, as then must consider migraine, or jaw issues (TMJ), as a possibility.
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
You need to have the sinusitis treated appropriately to improve your headaches. Good Luck
Last updated May 13, 2022

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