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What can I take for severe sinus headaches?

What can I take for severe sinus headaches?

Sinus or migraine: The vast majority of patients i see with "bad sinus headaches" in reality have migraine or tmj. It is important to see an ENT doctor to eliminate sinus from being a possibility. In general if a headache is so bad you have to lay down and light and sound bothers you it is most likely not sinus but a migraine. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I've been having these sinus headaches everyday now. What can I do or take?

I've been having these sinus headaches everyday now. What can I do or take?

Headaches: First make sure these are 'sinus' headaches rather than one of many other HA's like migraines. Best predictors if you have nasal congestion (stuffy nose), copious runny nose, loss of smell, and/or facial pressure in addition to the HAs. If so, can try to treat OTC with bursts of oral or nasal decongestants, mucus thinners (Mucinex), nasal saline washes, and allergy antihistamines. Pick any 2-3. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my severe chronic sinus headaches? Otc medications don't work for me.

What can I do to treat my severe chronic sinus headaches? Otc medications don't work for me.

Sinus headache: If you have chronic sinus headaches they could be allergic or infection. See your dr and get proper diagnoses and treatment please. ...Read more

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OTC for sinus headaches. Ehat is the best one to use ir should i rather take an allergy med.

OTC for sinus headaches.  Ehat is the best one to use ir should i rather take an allergy med.

Use sinufix: It has anti histaminic effect.Sinusitis does not have a cure.This is just to alleviate the pain/congestion. ...Read more

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I'm having bad headaches particularly sinus headaches and ear aches what can I take for it to stop hurting ?

I'm having bad headaches particularly sinus headaches and ear aches what can I take for it to stop hurting ?

Decongestant: If you are indeed have headaches from fluid or mucus from inflammation in the sinuses, a first line of treatment is some type of decongestant. This helps to "dry up"the sinuses and decreases the pressure from the fluid on the sensory cells in the sinus. If this still does not improve, you should see an ENT specialist to examine your sinuses and maybe drain them via surgery. ...Read more

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Can LPR cause sinus headaches or is ot LPR and the trigeminial nerve. I have LPR but get severe headaches and sometimes feel sick to my stomach.

Can LPR cause sinus headaches or is ot LPR and the trigeminial nerve. I have LPR but get severe headaches and sometimes feel sick to my stomach.

Yes: LPR can certainly cause a whole host of symptoms including those u mention. Avoid alcohol cigarettes chocolate caffeine spicy food peppermint and chew food very well before swallowing. Chew gum regularly. Elevated the head of bed with blocks. This should help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

I was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

Sinus is only mild: Headache pain from sinus obstruction can be associated with acute sinusitis +/- allergic nasal inflammation that worsens with barometric pressure from weather changes. Such discomfort responds easily to decongestants and is rarely moderate or severe; in such cases look for other causes: neck strain, eye issues, variation of migraine or tension headaches, etc. A brain Ct or MRI may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

See a doctor: Sounds like you have some serious problem please find a qualified doctor who can diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more

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My allergies r horrible & I can't take it anymore. Can't sleep cause I can't breathe, sinus headaches, sore throat etc. What can I do?? Exhausted

My allergies r horrible & I can't take it anymore.  Can't sleep cause I can't breathe, sinus headaches, sore throat etc.  What can I do?? Exhausted

Help needed!: Get the problem evaluated. You can see an Allergist to identify cause and modify treatment strategies. Allergies of all kinds, and many problems that mimic allergy, are very treatable if the problem is addressed logically and the problem targeted. If you need help while waiting for that first visit, try getting a consult here on HealthTap with one of the many experts in this area. ...Read more

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How can I clear up sinus headaches?

How can I  clear up sinus headaches?

Underlying cause: Many times these are related to underlying environmental allergies, & so tx aimed at that can help a lot. An otc option that i usually tell my patients about are nasal saline sprays & sometimes nasal rinse products. Pls be careful to follow the directions carefully! otc antihistamines are plentiful but can have interactions. I usually recomend that my pts avoid decongestants. Prob talk w/ ur doc. ...Read more

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How long could sinus headaches last?

How long could sinus headaches last?

Weeks: If untreated the pain can last for weeks. If untreated the infection can spread into the orbits around the eyes or into the brain. If you think you have a sinus infection, see your physician. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have sinus headaches?

How do you know  if you have sinus headaches?

Imaging: True "sinus" headaches are much less common than other types of headache, such as migraine, tension, medication rebound headache, TMJ issues, etc. To complicate matters, migraines may cause nasal congestion, and some sinus issues may trigger migraines. In most cases, the only definitive way to identify a probable "sinus" headache is to get a ct or mri. See a neurologist or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address sinus headaches?

What's a good way to address sinus headaches?

Sometimes hard: Up to 80-90% of patients who selfdiagnose sinus headaches actually are migraine which are severe, have nausea, sound and light sensitivity, last up to 3 days, and are so severe that they interfere with work or school.True sinus ha almost always have other nasal symptoms, are worse in the am and parallel the degree of nasal congestion, colds and allergy.Perhaps start first with otc migraine meds. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for sinus headaches?

What are some home remedies for sinus headaches?

Homeopathy: Aromatherpay and chinese medicine are three modalities that can help. If it is truly from sinuses then homeopathic kali bichromicum can relieve. Green apple scent can help as can massage around the temples, over the eyebrows and under eyes. Mild heat can increase circulation and often provides some relief. ...Read more

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What are sinus headaches? What are the symptoms?

What are sinus headaches? What are the symptoms?

Pressure, pain: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. Pressure symptoms may be at the forehead, cheekbones, around the eyes, or between the eyes. Pain may also radiate to the back of the head or upper teeth. ...Read more

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What should I do about constant sinus headaches?

What should I do about constant sinus headaches?

See an ENT: See an ENT and get a ct sinus to see where these headaches are coming from. ...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 ...Read more