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Getting Rid Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
A/W Dr. Bragg: Triggers for migraine headaches can include things like stress, odors/scents, neck tension, alcohol, hormonal changes(such as menses), lights, smoke or other fumes, ^'ed physical activity, particular foods, becoming overheated ; sleep patterns. Know your trigger ; avoid them. Your neurologist can prescribed preventive medication as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely.: You can try. It might help hydrate your mucus a little more and if it indeed does, it will clear better from the sinus. The inflammation of the sinuses will not improve and might still cause the obstruction that causes the mucus to impose pressure on the sinuses. Seeing the doctor after having tried anthihistaminics, saline flush, is always a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: First and foremost, you must be diagnosed with migraines. See your primary care provider and request a referral to a neurologist. The vast majority of headaches, regardless of their severity, are not migraines. Migrainous headaches should be evaluated to insure that the cause is not from other pathology, such as glaucoma, intracranial tumors, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know if it can: A humidifier has benefits in the winter when the heater/furnace is used.Without the humidifier, dry heat can cause headaches, sore throats, congestion from dehydrated airways. The house humidity can drop <10% without help. If the humidity >60% , like your shower stall, you may increase mold growth and create problems from the excess.I've never rec humidifiers for a runny nose, doubt any benifit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids and Sleep: Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache ,try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories. If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal gor colds having headache, eye pain, maxillary sinusitis feell like toothache and the feeling of want to vomit because of headache , dizzy?
Tips sore throat: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Stress control, etc: General helpful measures: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. If before 2 pm try a caffeinated beverage 3. If before 2 pm try moderate exercise like a 4-6 block walk 4. Anti-inflammatories prescribed by your doctor (e.g. Ketaprofen) or otc (e.g. Ibuprofen) 5. Butterbur root extract (petadolex) 6. Make sure you get 8 hrs of restful uninterrupted sleep. ...Read more
Cluster headaches: Clusrter headaches are also called alarm clock headaches as it wakes you up at night with severe headache around eye on one side.Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not effective.100%oxygen, tryptans and octrotide injectable, dihudroergatamines work for acute attack.Preventive meds are calcium channel blockers like verapamil, corticistroids sometimes, lithium, nerve block some times may help prevent attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus pressure: Sinus pressure would be in your face, cheeks, behind your eyes or in your fore head. It would not be in your neck. If you have sinus pressure, then it will respond to decongestants and possibly antihistamines if the obstruction is due to allergic inflammation. If there is an infection, you may need antibiotics. If OTC treatments don't relieve your pressure, please consult an ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of Sphenoid sinus infection? I've been having head pressure on top of my head along with other sinus issues.
Need ENT: You will need a CT of your sinuses and see the ENT surgeon ASAP. There are multiple sinuses. The Sphenoid sinus is a dangerous one to have infected and you will need to verify this immediately. ...Read more
Sinus headache vs. Rebound headache? How can I tell the difference? I get usually headache near temples and behind eyes.
Rebound Headaches : Rebound headaches are discovered after stopping all pain medications for a period of time and seeing if the headaches cease or diminish. Their symptoms are just like other headaches. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Normal treatment of a sinus infection is a 7 day course of antibiotics, decongestants and drinking plenty of fluids. Nasal inhalation of steam and salt water irrigations can help alot as well. ...Read more
Neti pots can : Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. Mix a tsp of. ...Read more
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
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