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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
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In brief: Migraine

I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc.
" They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not.

In brief: Migraine

I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc.
" They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not.
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Midface Migraine

Although migraine is usually considered a headache, it can also present as pain in the teeth, jaw and/or the maxillary sinus which often confuses the diagnosis.
When this presentation occurs, it is referred to as facial or midface migraine.

In brief: Midface Migraine

Although migraine is usually considered a headache, it can also present as pain in the teeth, jaw and/or the maxillary sinus which often confuses the diagnosis.
When this presentation occurs, it is referred to as facial or midface migraine.
Dr. Paul Grin
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