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Headache for a week-nothing helps. What should I do? For the past week I have had a headache. I've tried ibuprofen, excedrin, & sinus headache medication. I've used hot a compress and a cold compress. Nothing seems to help. I'm not sure what to do at

Headache for a week-nothing helps.  What should I do? For the past week I have had a headache.  I've tried ibuprofen, excedrin, & sinus headache medication.  I've used hot a compress and a cold compress.  Nothing seems to help.  I'm not sure what to do at

?sinus infection: A sinus infection and/or sinus allergies can cause a week-long headache. The diagnosis depends on where the headaches are in your head. Are they by the cheekbones and forehead? Those are the typical areas of pain if the sinuses are involved. Are you having fevers? Green or yellow mucus? You may need an antibiotic. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What can my grandfather take for a sinus headache, when he takes medication for parkinsons?

What can my grandfather take for a sinus headache, when he takes medication for parkinsons?

Soe meds are safe: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines(eg Claritin alavert etc, not with "d") should not react with his parkinsons meds. Prescription nasal steroids are also helpful. Frequently "sinus" headaches are actually migraines and are treated much differently. He should discuss this with his primary care doc. ...Read more

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Have a really bad sinus headache for 3 days what else can be taken to relieve the sinus headache. What medication can be taken?

Have a really bad sinus headache for 3 days what else can be taken to relieve the sinus headache. What medication can be taken?

Sinusitis : An excellent over the counter combination (especially for air travel) to relieve congestion is Afrin, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) and Pseudofed. Generic brands can be substituted. Use saline spray too to help keep nasal passages moist and clear of mucous. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a bad sinus headache without medication?

How do I get rid of a bad sinus headache without medication?

Water, water, water: You might want to try drinking a lot of water so your body is well hydrated. The theory is that mucous will be made thinner, and may have a better chance of clearing out. The 2nd use of water would be a hot shower or 'steam treatment' — take your time soaking up the steam, it should help open up the sinus passages and thereby relieve the headache. 3rd, a wet hot facecloth over the headache areas. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sinus headache?

Sinus HA: Saline lavages, saline nasal sprays, and inhalation of steam and vapor like the netti pot. These can be used liberally. Beginning now, a short course of afrin or other long acting otc nasal spray 2 puffs each nostril three times a day for three days should help. ...Read more

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What to do for sinus headache in forward?

What to do for sinus headache in forward?

Sinus headache: If the sinus headache is caused by infection, it is to be treated. If it is allergies, then this needs to be addressed. The problem needs to be treated by addressing the cause thereof. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a sinus headache?

What causes rid of a sinus headache?

Sometimes hard: In general tension ha start later in the day and are in a band across the forehead and temples with no other nasal symptoms. Sinus ha to most people are actually migraine which are severe, have nausea, sound and light sensitivity. True sinus ha almost always have other nasal symptoms, are worse in the am and parallel the degree of nasal congestion, colds and allergy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel nauseas with a sinus headache?

Is it normal to feel nauseas with a sinus headache?

Depends: Some people equate facial pressure or sinus pressure with a headache. This problem may be due to allergies or a sinus infection. This shouldn't cause nausea. If your headache is more of a migraine condition, then nausea would be commonly associated with that. If this is a longstanding problem for you, you should see a doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure congestion and sinus headache?

What's a good way to cure congestion and sinus headache?

Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when I get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! It works for me. If these don't help then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read more

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What can you take for a sinus headache when you are pregna?

What can you take for a sinus headache when you are pregna?

Let me help you: Water humidifier
saline nose spray
antibiotics
drink a lot of water to keep hydrated.
Use humidifier at home.
Saline nasal spray as often as possible.
Antibiotic : Amoxicillin with doctor advice.
Warm shower, and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How can I find relief from a sinus headache using meditation?

Find a Teacher: It may not work, but someone qualified to teach relaxation techigues thru yoga, self hypnosis etc. See if it helps. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve my sinus headache I have a sinus cyst?

What should I do to relieve my sinus headache I have a sinus cyst?

See below: A sinus cyst may develop as a result of a sinus infection. To relive sinus headaches you should make sure there is no underlying allergy. Skin testing would be helpful. Medicines to reduce a sinus headache/allergies include steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, mucinex, (guaifenesin) decongestants if there is no high blood pressure, and saline sprays. ...Read more

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It happens that a sinus headache cause pain in the top of your head?

It happens that a sinus headache cause pain in the top of your head?

Possible : Many times pain could radiate to other area from its origin, or coudl be waht we call referred pain, like gallbladder pain to the shoulder as an example. ...Read more

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Do I have a sinus headache? The pain has lasted for over 1wk now & is primarily in the front of my head; sometimes radiates to other parts of my head

Seems possible: The location suggests a sinus headache. Other sinus symptoms would support that. Runny nose, sneezing, allergies, nasal congestion are some to consider. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my sinus headache?

How to get rid of my sinus headache?

Depends: Sinus headache is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. When swelling occurs in the nasal cavity, this becomes blocked. Reversing the swelling will allow for the pressure to equalize. Knowing the cause of the swelling helps determine what works best — uri, allergy, infection, etc. See your doctor or ent. ...Read more

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Could a sinus headache cause ringing of the ear?

Could a sinus headache cause ringing of the ear?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus — or ringing in the ears — has a number of different causes. It is not out of the question that a sinus infection could exacerbate tinnitus, but it is not common either. Medications, stress, acoustic trauma, and many other things can trigger tinnitus. ...Read more

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What is a sinus headache?

What is a sinus headache?

Sinus related : Sinus headaches cause a dull, deep, throbbing pain in the front of your head and face. They are caused by an inflammation in your sinuses, air-filled cavities around your nose, eyes, and cheeks. Bending down or leaning over usually makes the pain worse, as does cold and damp weather. Inflammation is usually caused by inhalant allergy like dust molds pollens or chronic sinus infection ...Read more

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How to cure a sinus headache?

How to cure a sinus headache?

It really depends : The key is to know if you have a headache or a sinus infection. Generally with a sinus infection drainage and nasal congestion will be common. Ibuprofen works pretty well for sinus pain. Persistent or worsening sinus pressure or headache should be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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How can I releive a sinus headache?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus: There are some really good over the counter medications for sinus headaches. You can also use some afrin nasal spray. If the headache lasts for more than a couple of days and you develop tooth pain, sore throat, discolored nasal discharge, ear pressure and or pain.... It may be a sinus infection and you may need some antibiotics. But I would start with saline nasal spray, afrin, and tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus. ...Read more

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Why does a sinus headache feel like?

Why does a sinus headache feel like?

Severe and frontal : The headaches of Sinus infection just to be frontal and severe associates with nasal congestion and mucus discharged with mild fever. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a sinus headache?

What are symptoms of a sinus headache?

Sinus symptoms : It is headache that is associated with nasal congestion runny nose pressure and pain over sinuses. It may be a dull headache or may be pounding or pressure type. Pain medicines like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin tend to help ...Read more

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Why do I have sinus headache's every day?

Why do I have sinus headache's every day?

ENT eval: I can not answer that. It may be related to congestion, infection or chronic inflammation of sinuses. Or maybe it is not actually from the sinuses. I recommend evaluation by your medical provider or an otolayrngologist (ent doctor). ...Read more

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Which works the best for a sinus headache?

Which works the best for a sinus headache?

Vicks: In addition to things like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, nasal decongestants and mucolytics, one thing that I do when I get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! It works for me. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sinus headache?

What is a good way to cure a sinus headache?

Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when I get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! It works for me. If these don't help then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read more

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Difference between a cold or sinus headache?

Difficult to tell: Need more history and exam. A cold may produce congestion and secondary blockage of sinus drainage, so that differentiating the two becomes impossible. If the headache persists, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article ...Read more