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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

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


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