Many people dread having sinusitis, as its symptoms can make your life miserable. One of the most dreaded symptoms is sinus headache a deep and throbbing pain felt in the head and face. Headache brought about by sinusitis is often mistaken to be tension headaches or migraine. To know more about the differences, and on the best ways to get rid of this symptom, here are some basic information that you need to know about sinus headache.
Sinus Headache: Signs, Symptoms and Causes
Headaches brought about by sinusitis are usually caused by nasal congestion and inflammation. If your sinuses are healthy, mucus drains properly and air is able to circulate normally throughout the nasal cavities. But when your sinuses are infected or inflamed, mucus is unable to drain as blockages occur inside the nasal passages. This makes the sinuses a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, viruses and fungi to live and grow rapidly.
Sinus headache manifests through the following symptoms:
- pain and pressure in any area of the face and head
- pain that is worse with sudden movement of the head
- head and face is tender to touch
- pain that is worse in the morning or during sudden temperature changes
- headache that usually starts after bouts of common colds
Since sinus headache is a symptom of sinusitis, there are also other symptoms that should be expected:
- nasal congestion with green or yellow discharge
- post nasal drip
- fever and fatigue
- sore throat
There are also some people who have a higher risk of experiencing sinus headaches, including those with frequent allergies or asthma. A person who has nasal abnormalities such as a deviated septum, polyps, or cleft palate also has a higher risk. Another risk factor is one s activities swimming, diving or climbing/flying to high altitudes.
Getting Rid of Sinus Headache Permanently
If you are suffering from sinus headache, the best way to get rid of it is by treating the underlying condition sinusitis. Here are some common treatments that you might want to try out:
- Medications Pain relievers are often enough to get rid of headaches temporarily. For more permanent relief, specialized medications are needed. Antibiotics are prescribed for bacterial infection. Corticosteroids are helpful in reducing inflammation. Antihistamines are primarily used to treat allergies. Often used along with antihistamines are decongestants, which are effective against nasal congestion.
- Herbal Remedies
Herbs that are traditionally used to treat headaches include Chinese skullcap, devil s claw, feverfew and willow bark. Many prefer herbs over drug medications as these do not have adverse side effects to the body.
- Advanced Treatment Methods
Nebulized therapy is a treatment method making use of a nasal nebulizer in administering sinus medications. Immediate relief is guaranteed as the medications inhaled through the nose travels deep into the nasal passages and directly into the inflamed areas.
Medicated irrigation is also another option to consider. This entails irrigating the nasal passages with a saline medicated solution, which saturates the nasal membranes and clears out excess mucus and other unwanted particles trapped inside the sinuses.
Sinus surgery is another option when all other treatments fail. Endoscopic surgery can be done to remove the blockages inside the sinuses. Rhinoplasty, a newer procedure, can also be done wherein a balloon is inserted inside the nasal cavity and inflated.
Frequently Asked Questions
How likely is it I'm pregnant? When can I take a pregnancy test?
I had unprotected sex on December 19th and I am not on birth control. My last period started on December 1st or so. When can I get accurate results on a pregnancy test?
I've also had the following symptoms:
-cramp/uncomfortable feelings in my lower stomach
-pain in the areas in which my ovaries are located
-fatigue/tired feeling a lot
-lower back pains
& just things like that. How likely is it I'm pregnant?
The guy claims he pulled out in time but then there is pre-cum and other factors that come into play. I gave him a blowjob before we had sex so does that eleminate the pre-cum factor? Also he smokes a lot which lowers the sperm count.
Any information is appreciated!
its probably too early for real symptoms to show, but im 9 weeks now & have all of those symptoms. the best thing to do is wait until after new years & schedule an appointment w/ your dr & ask for a blood pregnancy test. those detect hcg (the pregnant hormone) a lot better & way sooner than a pee stick.
& i wouldnt trust a guy when he says he pulls out. nothing against you, its just that guys are pretty dumb. maybe he did but theres always a chance he came a little right before or anytime during sex. it sounds like also that you were around ovulation time & thats your most fertile time out of the month. good luck, hope it all turns out for the best.
What are the chances that I am pregnant?
My husband had a vasectomy about 10 and 1/2 years ago after the birth of our 3rd son. Recently I have had nausea, heartburn and regular headaches, along with tender breast, my stomach seems to have grown, and I am constantly starving?
He had a follow up with his doc and had no viable sperm after the vasectomy, but now one of the clamps feel like it is no longer intact? Should I check to see if I am pregnant?
Yes. Get a test. My Uncle got a vasectomy and three years later my Aunt ended up having a third child when they were certain it couldn't happen again. It is possible for you to be pregnant.
Why do I feel nauseous with headache after drinking water?
I felt ok before. Maybe a little tired, had heartburn. But now after drinking some water, I feel horrible. Headache, nausea, etc.
do you drink tap water?
Why do I feel like Im about to get my period?
Im 5 weeks pregnant and I feel like Im about to get my period all the time!
Im talking pressure in the abdomen not period cramps, off and on lower back pressure, nausea, and heartburn!!! And a headache to boot!!!
Would the gas cause the cramps?
Did anyone else feel like this... Please calm my mind here!
This is your uterus stretching, and it is normal. The headache, nausea, and heartburn are common side effects of pregnancy. Gas can cause cramps as well, which is also very common. Don't worry, as long as it doesn't feel like severe period cramps and no bleeding is accompanying that then you are fine. I felt the same way at the beginning of my pregnancies and it stopped after awhile. It comes and goes, so you will get it throughout your pregnancy. Good luck.
Do u get pregnancy symptoms during first and second week of pregnancy?
Im using nexplanon but I feel symptoms of pregnancy.
I had slight heartburn earlier
I keeping peeing more
Nausea for past 3/4 days, constantly
Not liking smell of things I loved for eg husbands cigarette smoke, and some foods
My period is due in 6 days, I had my last period around 24/07. I'm regular
What can these symptoms be? Pms or preg?