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Can sinus headaches shoot to back of head? Been getting one everyday pollen in red here on map. Aleve (naproxen) d sinus headache only thing that works for me

Can sinus headaches shoot to back of head? Been getting one everyday pollen in red here on map. Aleve (naproxen) d sinus headache only thing that works for me

Sinus headaches: Yes- sinus headaches associated with high pollen counts/allergies can be very painful and cause shooting pains sometimes. However, you should be evaluated by an allergist or headache specialist for further management and diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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Is it safe to take Aleve d sinus headache with levovetirizine 5 mg because I got a bad sinus headache. Doc got me levovetirizine for post nasal drip.

Is it safe to take Aleve d sinus headache with levovetirizine 5 mg because I got a bad sinus headache. Doc got me levovetirizine for post nasal drip.

Yes it's safe: The nasal spray is an antihistamine for allergies and the aleve has a decongestant to open up the sinuses and loosen mucous. These are commonly taken together. However, given that you are taking medication for high blood pressure, you should be careful with any decongestant as they can raise your BP. Use Coricidin instead or talk to hour pharmacist. Keep a close eye on your BP. ...Read more

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Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

See a doctor: Please consult a doctor especially ENT. If you had chronic sinus problem you may have infection that requires oral antibiotics to clear sinus infection. You may need imaging of your sinuses to role out the diagnosis. Yes, sinus problem could cause pain around the eye, nose and headache. ...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?

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 everyday?

Why do I have sinus headache's everyday?

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 should I take if I have a sinus headache?

What should I take if I have a sinus headache?

Allegra-D or NSAIDs: The best treatment for a sinus headache is an antihistamine with sudafed such as allegra-d, claritin-d or zyrtec-d. This often relieves the symptoms in 2-4 hours. For more immediate treatment nsaids like Motrin or advil are helpful. For chronic sinus headaches, you should see an ENT speicialist to determine the cause. Nasal steroid sprays and neilmed sinus rinses can help too. ...Read more

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Have a sinus headache and I was seeing white things floating why would that happen?

Have a sinus headache and I was seeing white things floating why would that happen?

Not a sinus headache: I have seen way too many people call migraines a sinus headache. If the symptoms you describe is new or different that anything you have experienced before then I would have it checked out. ...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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Otc meds for a sinus headache and stuffy nose?

Otc meds for a sinus headache and stuffy nose?

Viral rhinitis: The headache may be effectively relieved by Ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Sinus and nasal congestion may be dealt with by taking otc remedies containing Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, with or without an antihistamine. You may have rhinosinusitis, which involves the same treatment, for the most part. These infections are almost always caused by a virus, so antibiotics are rarely indicated. ...Read more

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I inhale menthol to get rid of sinus headache. Is it ideal?

I inhale menthol to get rid of sinus headache. Is it ideal?

If it work, fine: Never heard of menthol used 4 ha. It's ideal 4 u tho. ...Read more

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Steriod nasal spray- how long does it take to work for sinus headache?

Steriod nasal spray- how long does it take to work for sinus headache?

Steroid nasal sprays: While steroid nasal sprays may have some activity on reducing nasal inflammation as soon as 12 hours after a single dose, they don't achieve their maximum effect for several days. If you are having nasal congestion causing a sinus headache, you may need to take an oral or intranasal decongestant or antihistamine to get more temporary relief while the steroid spray takes effect. ...Read more

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What can I do for sinus headache when I wake with a headace. Popping my blood preasure is elevatedmy fingers are swollen?

What can I do for sinus headache when I wake with a headace. Popping my blood preasure is elevatedmy fingers are swollen?

Poss migraine: Definitely make sure it isn't from high blood pressure. If it is normal then consider migraine. Over 90% of people who think they have sinus headache actually have migraine. Often with nausea, vomiting, sound and light sensitivity, miss school or work. With 2 symptoms >80% chance, with all 3 then >90%. Sinus headaches not so severe and not with these others symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you suddenly get numb in your hand? Sometimes that happens to me when im about to have a sinus headache.

What does it mean when you suddenly get numb in your hand? Sometimes that happens to me when im about to have a sinus headache.

ENT: Please get a thorough exam by the ENT specialist. It will give the most like cause for the problem and also you can discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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What's the difference btn sinus headache and supraorbital neuralgia? Dr suspects SN but I also suffer from sinus issues. All scans/mri's clean

What's the difference btn sinus headache and supraorbital neuralgia? Dr suspects SN but I also suffer from sinus issues. All scans/mri's clean

"Sinus" headache?: I don't know where this popular myth of the "sinus" headache came from. I suspect it was invented by the makers of Dristan. 99% of people who think they have "sinus" headaches, don't, including, I'm pretty sure, you. Does "clean" scans mean normal sinuses? If so, you DON'T have sinus "issues." You should eliminate the "sinus" headache from your thinking unless a doctor tells you different. ...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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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 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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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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Please describe a good home remedy for a pulsating sinus headache?

Find the cause: Sinus headaches may be due to allergies or a sinus infection. An allergist can help sort this out. Decongestants may help but they can also cause increased blood pressure and possible effects on the thyroid. Urinary retention in males is also possible due to effects on the prostate. ...Read more

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I have a severe sinus headache. I'm taking atenolol for hyperthyroid?

I have a severe sinus headache. I'm taking atenolol for hyperthyroid?

Sinusitis: Pain in forehead or face are not always sinus headache. Additional symptoms include nasal congestion and purulent nasal discharge. See your primay care doctor for examination and treatment. Do not take oral decongestant due to hyperthyroidism. ...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 on sinus ...Read more