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What Should I Take If I Have A Sinus Headache
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
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
I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?
Yes.: It's safe from the dose point of view, it's not going to cause harm, although when given prescriptions that have controlled substances, you should always contact your prescribing physician as there is a trust issue involved with doctor/patient relationships when patients take more than the prescribed dose for their medication. ...Read more
Yes, you can, but: It has been estimated that approximately 70% of migraine headaches overlie the sinuses and are triggered by changes in barometric pressure. These patients actually suffer from migraine but usually are diagnosed with sinus headache and use over-the counter vasoconstrictor agents for relief. See a headache specialist. ...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
Im at work with sinus headache and congestion. Ive taken 20mgs of phenylephrine like 3 hours ago. would it hurt me to take one 30mg pseudophedrine?
Depends: There are unfortunate systemic side effects of oral decongestants that include elevated blood pressure, sometimes cardiac hyper-excitability with palpitations or worse. Nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline may be effective (use carefully per insert) with less systemic effects. Good hydration helps to thin mucus as drainage through the sinus openings may cause pain. Guaifenesin can also help. ...Read more
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
Headache: 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
What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?
ENT doctor: If the pain is refractory to the sinus medications which are designed to decrease the inflammation in the sinuses and thus the pressure, you may want to consult with an ENT doctor. Sometimes patients may need some "extra help" in clearing the sinuses and the ENT doctors may help by surgically removing collections. Also an MRI or ct scan may be done to make sure there isn't some other cause. ...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