Sinus Headache

Sinus headaches are associated with a swelling of the membranes lining the sinuses. Pain occurs in the affected region the result of air, pus, and mucus being trapped within the obstructed sinuses. The discomfort often occurs under the eye and in the upper teeth. Sinus headaches tend to worsen as you bend forward or lie down. The key to relieving the symptoms is to reduce sinus swelling and inflammation and facilitate mucous drainage from the sinuses.

Treatment

There are several at-home steps that help prevent sinus headache or alleviate its pain. They include:

  • Breathe moist air
  • Alternate hot and cold compresses
  • Nasal irrigation
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Decongestants

If none of these at home measures or treatments is effective, a visit to our office may be warranted. During the examination with Dr. Bublik, a CT scan of the sinuses may be ordered to determine the extent of blockage caused by chronic sinusitis.

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