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What do I do for a sinus migrain? Eyes blurred, stomach churny, massive pressure in my sinuses, weak.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Sinus migraine
A sinus headache/migraine may be caused by nasal mucosal inflammation from flare up of allergies, a cold/uri, or bacterial infection.
Inflammation blocks already narrow sinus passages so that airflow and mucus drainage are disrupted. Apart from anti-inflammatories for pain control, oral and/or nasal decongestants, mucus thinners, nasal steroid sprays, saline irrigations or antibiotics can help.

In brief: Sinus migraine
A sinus headache/migraine may be caused by nasal mucosal inflammation from flare up of allergies, a cold/uri, or bacterial infection.
Inflammation blocks already narrow sinus passages so that airflow and mucus drainage are disrupted. Apart from anti-inflammatories for pain control, oral and/or nasal decongestants, mucus thinners, nasal steroid sprays, saline irrigations or antibiotics can help.
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sinus Migraine
Most sinus headaches are actually migraine headaches.
The "headache" associated with sinus problems is more of a pressure sensation, dull-achy. Throbbing pain is more likely migraine pain or less commonly muscle contraction pain. Try using a decongestant, such as afrin, (oxymetazoline) at the onset of your next headache. If the pain gets better, you may be having sinus triggered migraine pain. See your doctor.

In brief: Sinus Migraine
Most sinus headaches are actually migraine headaches.
The "headache" associated with sinus problems is more of a pressure sensation, dull-achy. Throbbing pain is more likely migraine pain or less commonly muscle contraction pain. Try using a decongestant, such as afrin, (oxymetazoline) at the onset of your next headache. If the pain gets better, you may be having sinus triggered migraine pain. See your doctor.
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