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Treating A Sinus Headache
Not appropriate use: Zanaflex is a muscle relaxer (http://www.drugs.com/zanaflex.html) so it's not intended for use in treating sinus headaches. Moreover, use of Zanaflex w/ZyrtecD (antihistamine w/decongestant) runs risk of drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. You didn't ask but definitely don't recommend concomitant alcohol. http://goo.gl/w30maz ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tylenol 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 sinus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congestion/ infectio: Sinus headaches often result from congestion that fills the sinuses. On occasion these too can become infected. You may notice tenderness when you press on your sinuses which may indicate an infection. Usually this is viral but your doctor may opt to prescribe you antibiotics. You may also try a decongestant like sudafed (pseudoephedrine) if able to alleviate your symptoms if it is congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a really bad sinus headache for 3 days what else can be taken to relieve the sinus headache. What medication can be taken ?
Treat it as migraine: Very often people complain of sinus headache, but there really is no such diagnosis. Most of the time when people complain of sinus pain, it is migraine. The nerves that transmit the migraine pain travel in the area of the sinuses. When these nerves are activated, their response is a "sinusy" pain. In sinusitis patients can have head pain, but this should be accompanied by pus from nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol or motrin. 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. If these don't help then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more
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