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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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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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Im a dialysis patient I have a sinus headache im also allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) what can I take for this sinus headache?

Im a dialysis patient I have a sinus headache im also allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) what can I take for this sinus headache?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine)....: ..If it's an allergic sinus headache. You can take a anti-inflammatory medication, like advil (ibuprofen) if there aren't reasons for you not to take nsaids. For example if you have a history of recent GI bleed or taking another blood thinner. You need to be cautious with NSAID use if you have kidney disease to prevent further decline. Since you are on dialysis you can take an NSAID but i'd use a low dose. ...Read more

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How can I releive a sinus headache?

How can I releive a sinus headache?

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

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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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What can. U do for sinus headach?

What can. U do for sinus headach?

Confirm Diagnosis : Sinus headaches are actually pretty rare-most are really migraine. You need to get worked up by a doctor. Their treatment is very different. It is possible to reduce how often and how bad your headaches are with different kinks of medicine. ...Read more

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What can I do for an earache, headache and sinus pressure if im pregnant?

What can I do for an earache, headache and sinus pressure if im pregnant?

Simple things: Chewing gum or popping your ears may relieve some of the ea discomfort and is perfectly safe during pregnancy. For your sinuses, using a neti pot or just squirt bottle with plain old saline (salt water) may help in clearing congestion and pressure and is again safe. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) but all other meds should be cleared by your ob. If symptoms persist, see your doc as you may need further tx. ...Read more

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I have severe headache and eye pain. What can I do for relieve from this?

I have severe headache and eye pain. What can I do for relieve from this?

Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...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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How can I tell if I have a migraine, sinus headache or tension headache?

How can I tell if I have a migraine, sinus headache or tension headache?

May All Differ: Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating and usually are accompanied by nausea and vomiting. These headaches are usually localized and the pain is usually described as pulsating or throbbing. Tension headaches may be generalized to the whole head and are usually relieved with stress relief. On the other hand, sinus headaches present with pain on the front part of the face (maxilla). ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus cold?

What can I take for a sinus cold?

Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat constant nausea and dizziness?

Constant Nausea: There are no over the counter medications for nausea, especially if constant and associated with dizziness. Go see your primary care provider for a medical history and exam. A few blood tests may be needed to help with diagnose. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sinus headache?

Sinus HA: Saline lavages, saline nasal sprays, and inhalation of steam and vapor like the netti pot. These can be used liberally. Beginning now, a short course of afrin or other long acting otc nasal spray 2 puffs each nostril three times a day for three days should help. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen for a bad tension headache?

Can I take ibuprofen for a bad tension headache?

Sure: If the symptoms do not resolve quickly, are accompanied by weakness or numbness, or frequently recur, contact you primary physician or er. ...Read more

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I suffer with chronic migraines. What dosage of magnesium should you take for migraines and could this make headaches worse?

I suffer with chronic migraines. What dosage of magnesium should you take for migraines and could this make headaches worse?

250 to 500 mg: Magnesium deficiency has been found in many who suffer from migraine. A good retiming is to take enough till you develop diarrhea, then take one pill less. I place my patients on 500mg daily if they can tolerate it. Other important steps are, eating reg meals, proper sleep, exercise, stress reduction, and prevention and ablation meds that improve your condition ...Read more

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How often can I take pain medicine for headache?

How often can I take pain medicine for headache?

Depends on Med: "headache medication comes in many shapes, sizes, ingredients, and time of activity. There is no answer unless were were speaking about a specific medication. Sorry. Dr. J. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause headaches? What can I do about the headaches?

Can allergies cause headaches? What can I do about the headaches?

Yes: If the nasal turbinate is swollen enough to press on the nasal septum (the wall dividing the two sides of the nose), you may get headaches (contact headaches). Nasal congestion has also been reported to trigger migraines as well . In fact, I have seen many patients' migraine improved after adequate control of their nasal congestion although there have been only few publications showing this link ...Read more

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What can I take for a headache that won't cause pulsatile tittinitus to get worse?

What can I take for a headache that won't cause pulsatile tittinitus to get worse?

Tylenol is good: If it is a tension headache, acetaminophen (also called Tylenol) often works very well. This is unlikely to worsen pulsatile tinnitus. If you believe that your headache is actually caused by the pulsatile tinnitus, though, that is something that should be evaluated by a doctor in person. ...Read more

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How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

Tension Type HA: Once a diagnosis of tension type headache has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional TTH management. ...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