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Sinus Headache Breastfeeding
What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sinus Headache: A sinus headache is a lay term that refers to head pain felt over the anatomic distribution of the sinuses, typically the forehead. Headaches in this location actually may have many causes and are not considered a major sign of sinusitis, though many lay people believe that they are. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: Although headache may be associated with sinusitis, there are more important symptoms associated with rhino-sinusitis. These are yellow-green nasal discharge, fullness, or pressure in the face, pain between the eyes and post-nasal drainage. Headache as an isolated symptom is not commonly caused by a sinus infection. The gold standard to make a diagnosis of sinusitis is a cat scan of sinuses. ...Read more
I get a terrible sinus headache every time my forehead is exposed to cold, winter air- what could this be?
I'm 11 wks preg what can I take for a sinus headache? Also can I still take my vit D 5000mg and vit B12 I took 1 everyday b4 I was preg
1: Call your obstetrician and ask for advice regarding which medicine is OK for your sinus headache.
2: Stop vitamin D 5000 and go to your pharmacy and buy over the counter D in either 1000 or 2000 unit bottles, each with 100 capsules. It won't be bad for your pregnancy.
3: Go online to "NuVal" and get good information about what foods are good, not so good, or bad. There are 100 items listed. ...Read more
Thought the trigeminal nerve was a sharp pain. I feel like its more of a sinus headache. Dr suspects its the trigeminal nerve. Don't get it.
How do I tell a sinus headache apart from migriane I get both and I never know which one I am having. I just know my head hurts when they happen.
This morning and had a small cough and some (very little) dark blood came out. I have had sinus headache for a couple days. Could this be serious?
Yes: You should probably see a doctor asap, since sinus infections (if that is what you have) can morph into severe complications, but you might first try sinus irrigation (netti-pot), and decongestant. When you go to the doctor have a list prepared of all the things which have happened and trust they will work things out for you. Do not know if this is serious without seeing you. ...Read more
I have to prop my head on 3 pillows to sleep at night, and have woken up with a sinus headache. I do have trouble getting to sleep. Any possible cause?
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
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
In general, headache as the only symptom is rarely the result of rhino-sinusitis. The classical symptoms of sinusitis are nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow nasal discharge, fullness or pressure below the eyes and pain or fullness between the eyes.
You get rid of sinusitis by first making the diagnosis and determining whether it is viral or bacterial. Then you can get rid of headache. ...Read more
Stress HA = migraine: Although it feels like the sinuses, your headaches are probably migraines. Migraine pain can sometimes feel "sinusy". Sinuses generally don't cause headaches. In cases like yours, patients are usually placed on a preventative agent taken daily to reduce the pain, and an acute agent (ie a triptan ie imitrex) to take when the headache comes. You may also have rebound/medication overuse headache. ...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
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more