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Natural Ways To Treat Occipital Headaches With Sinus Pain
What are some natural ways to assist in relieving headaches? Differences between "regular headaches" & "sinus headaches"?
Detox: 2000 vit c daily would be the least expensive and natural way. Sinus headaches will worsen when you bind down (head down). ...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
Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Treatment: Most neck pain is musculoskeletal (from the muscles and joints) and can best be treated with stretching, strengthening and avoiding poor posture or repetitive stress. Additionally, you should remain well hydrated and maintain good nutrition. Exercise programs such as yoga and pilates may be helpful. Massage, acupuncture and chiropractor treatments can be used as well. ...Read more
Pain relief: In the short term, oxygen therapy may help. The best results I have seen in my patients comes when they begin taking verapamil on a daily basis until the episode of cluster migraine has resolved. Steroids may also be helpful but i try to avoid them if possible. If you have cluster, i hope you are seeking the advice of a neurologist. It is an incredibly painful and frustrating medical problem. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause migraine headaches? Headache all day no relief with cold/sinus meds.otc pain meds don't help.
Yes: If you have already been diagnosed with true migraines, a sinus infection can indeed bring one on, just as any other illness, stress, diet change, sleep deprivation, etc can bring one on. Occasionally migraines can FEEL like a sinus infection and vise-versa, too. If you are not sure if you have migraine or sinusitis, you should get examined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Given your symptoms, you will need a thorough evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
What are common causes of cervicogenic headaches? Can bad posture or wrong mattress play a role in these headaches? Best ways to treat them?
Warm compresses: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying warm or cold compresses on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like a virus: You are describing a upper respiratory infection. Many of these can last several weeks before your feel normal. It is also possible that you have caught a second one. Try some OTC sinus medication (generic Clartin-D) for the pressure and postnasal drip. See a doctor if things worsen. ...Read more
What OTC medicines can I use to relieve mucus right frontal sinus and sphenoid sinus. And sinusitis in ethmoid. Had severe pain pressure eye, head ?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) afrin: Otc meds to reduce sinus pressure include muxinex, saline nose sprays and even afrin, a nasal decongestant but do not use afrin for more than two consecutive days because it may cause side effects. Sudafed or otc decongestants can help but they may cause hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?
Not usually...: Sinus pressure is usually not a symptom of TMJ disorder. Remember that there are lots of other things that can cause pain attributed to TMD, so having a full evaluation by your doctor is important. If indeed the diagnosis is TMD, then a trial of an OTC NSAID (Ibuprofen, Aleve) is common. Other meds, more education and a change in habit/behaviors that make it worse can be discussed with your doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to confuse tension headaches with sinus headaches? Went to ENT and Migraine specialist and ruled sinus infection and migraine out.
Yes: Journal sometimes only physician can tell the difference between a sinus headache and a tension headache usually sinus headache has a change in symptoms nasal drainage pressure in the cheeks face her tooth discomfort Google online tension headaches with the symptoms and Google online sinus infection headaches and sinus allergy headaches ...Read more
How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?
Sinus pain/headaches: If it's just allergic rhinitis ( seasonal allergies), you can try an over the counter anti-histamine such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allegra. Use one of those in conjunction with a sinus rinse. A well known brand is neil med. www.neilmed.com. You should see your primary care provider to see if maybe you have a sinus infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See ENT specialist: The best way to deal with the problem you brought up will depend on the cause of it. If you have enlarged nasal polyps/adenoids, they may need to be removed. If you have deviated nasal septum, it ought to be corrected. If there is another anatomical abnormality it is to be treated. See your primary care provider or an ENT specialist to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sinuses/ allergies cause ongoing back neck stiffness? Apart from Epsom salt baths (which makes my muscles spasm), what are some other ways to find relief?
Gets frequent nasal and sinus pain and swelling, almost a face headache around the eyes. Pain killers don't seem to help. Any other solutions?
Try other methods: If you being treated for a sinus infection, try warm compresses over your sinuses, while lying down. If you have seen an allergist, and been tested for allergies - ask about treatment to desensitize you to allergens. The medications you are taking have multiple side effects that can aggravate headaches. There are many strategies for combating pain without meds - see a psychologist using CBT. ...Read more
Many choices: Traditionally, the triptans are best in stopping headaches, and many of these exist including relpax, (eletriptan) frova, zomig, treximet, etc. Ergotamines, cambia, dolovent, 100% oxygen, injectable compazine, might be tried. Best to avoid opiates, which can cause rebound and even chronic daily headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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