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What To Take For A Sinus Headache
Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more
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
Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several choices: Discomfort/pressure from nasal congestion due to allergies is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray or a decongestant (although these may have more side effects). For a headache, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are still appropriate choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during am attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity of migraine. Migraine is usually triggered by either diet, poor sleep, stress or certain medications. Check with your doctor to find our whatever be your best medication as it may vary for person to person based on their history. ...Read more
Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is best to take for a headache due to sinus congestion and swelling? And also what is a good method to help drain my sinusus?
Sinus congestion: Eagle, get in the habit of using a nasal saline rinse to clean out the nose. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor to see if a nasal corticosteroid spray would be in your best interest. ...Read more
Big difference!: Migraine headaches are much more severe and typically affect one half of you head, mostly located above your eyes or in the side of the head(temple area). They often make you sensitive to light and sound that you would want to run and hide in the dark trying to sleep. Sinus headache is located around the nose(sinuses are connected with nose) and they often occur along with a head cold/runny nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Multiple options : Sinus infections occur when the nose is blocked. Antibiotics may be required. However, the runny or blocked nose is caused by chemical mediators like histamine or leukotrienes. So taking antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and loratidine (claritin) help block the chemical mediators your body produces and helps stop the symptoms. Nasal saline sprays, decongestants, steroid nose sprays can help as well. ...Read more
Prescriptions: I would let your dentist know and typically pain meds and antibiotics are rxed. Over the counter advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) will also hold you over. There are no meds that will "cure" a typical toothache. For a long term solution, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Position of ache: Sinuses are hollow spaces around your nose. Sinus headaches are due to either infection in sinuses or inflammation due to allergies, it has diurnal variation at times and at times becomes worse with position. You will feel ache with pressure on sinuses. Tension headaches are due to stress, and it comes on when one is stressed. It is like a band of ache over your head or around forehead & temples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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