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How Can I Tell If I Have A Migraine Or A Sinus Headache
I have a pressure headache for 3 week non stop I have migraine pills don't work sinus antibiotic no effect up to now im about to cry what more can I do?
Headache: The best way to diagnose and manage this is to see a doctor. If your pcp is stumped see a neurologist. If it is associated with your sinus infection a decongestant may be of value, along with nasal saline rinses or nasal steroid spray. This could conceivably be related to your hypertension, in which case get this treated asap. Best to see a doctor. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
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
CT of head/sinuses: A good clinical exam can usually distinguish a migraine from sinusitis. The definitive exam for sinusitis is a ct of the sinuses. A ct of the head is important for migraine.... But usually a good exam by a neurologist can determine if you have migraines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May All Differ: Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating and usually are accompanied by nausea and vomiting. These headaches are usually localized and the pain is usually described as pulsating or throbbing. Tension headaches may be generalized to the whole head and are usually relieved with stress relief. On the other hand, sinus headaches present with pain on the front part of the face (maxilla). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache: There are many proposed theories on the causes of migraines from blood vessel constriction to cortical spreading depression. Some try avoiding triggers, but there is not good evidence for this. Sinus headache originates from sinus inflammation and swelling, not from within the brain as in migraine. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and visual changes or aura can help differentiate the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big difference!: Migraine headaches are much more severe and typically affect one half of you head, mostly located above your eyes or in the side of the head(temple area). They often make you sensitive to light and sound that you would want to run and hide in the dark trying to sleep. Sinus headache is located around the nose(sinuses are connected with nose) and they often occur along with a head cold/runny nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HEADACHE: Sinusitis is the condition where any 1 or more of the sinuses in head/face become fluid filled and inflamed, producing pain. Headache is one potential symptom. Migraines are a class of headache disorders w/ very specific symptoms & diagnostic criteria. Illnesses in general (including sinusitis) can be migraine triggers... But only if you have been previously diagnosed with migraine headaches. ...Read more
What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?
ENT doctor: If the pain is refractory to the sinus medications which are designed to decrease the inflammation in the sinuses and thus the pressure, you may want to consult with an ENT doctor. Sometimes patients may need some "extra help" in clearing the sinuses and the ENT doctors may help by surgically removing collections. Also an MRI or ct scan may be done to make sure there isn't some other cause. ...Read more
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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