Sinus Headaches - What You Need to Know

Sinus headaches are painful, and can hinder your ability to enjoy life and do the things you want to do. If you suffer from sinus headaches, our team can provide effective and tailored treatment options to help you seek relief.

What are Sinus Headaches?

Sinus headaches are characterized by:

  • Pain that increases with head movement
  • Pain when touching the face
  • Pain that is focused in specific areas of the face, such as the eyes, teeth, and nose

In addition, pain that worsens in the morning is a symptom of a sinus headache. Patients may also experience symptoms of sinusitis, such as fever, postnasal drip, fatigue, and nasal congestion.

What Causes Sinus Headaches?

Sinus headaches occur when the lining of the nose and sinuses becomes infected or inflamed. This puts pressure on your nasal cavity, face, and head. Common colds, sinus infections, and allergies may cause sinus headaches.

Sinus Headache Home Remedies

If you think you have a sinus headache, there are several in-home remedies you can try.

  • Drinking plenty of fluids, such as water and tea, may help flush out your system.
  • Breathing in steam from a humidifier or warm shower may also help the thick mucus in your nasal cavity drain, releasing some of the pressure in your sinuses.
  • Using a nasal rinse and hot or cold compresses applied to your forehead may also help relieve some of the pain.

However, it is important to see a professional who can properly diagnose a sinus headache and its underlying cause. Our Georgia allergists will listen to your concerns and use accurate methods to diagnose your sinus headache. We will then create a tailored treatment plan, and provide compassionate care and assistance throughout your recovery process.

Who is at particular risk of developing sinus headaches?

  • Those who have nasal polyps or bone spurs
  • Those who participate in swimming or diving on a regular basis
  • Those who have a history of allergies or asthma
  • Those who climb to high altitudes or fly frequently
  • Those who have a cleft palate or deviated septum

Lifestyle changes, as well as certain medications, may help prevent a sinus headache. Whether your sinus headache was caused by a cold, sinus infection, or other factor, we will work diligently to create an effective treatment plan so you can get your life back on track.

At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, we provide compassionate care to patients suffering from sinus headaches. From pain management treatments to simple lifestyle changes, our Georgia allergists will help you create a personalized treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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