As addition to this article, now we will discuss more about sinus headache. As the name suggest, sinus headache is caused by an inflammation or infection in your sinus. It will cause a dull, deep, throbbing pain in the front of your head and face. The pain usually getting worse when you bend down or leaning over. Sinus headache will occur as soon as you get up in the morning, and may be better in the afternoon. It is difficult to diagnose sinus headache since its symptoms are similar to tension headache and migraine.
The signs that you have sinus headache are:
1. Green or gray discharge from your nose that lasts more than 7 to 10 days.
2. A runny nose.
3. A feeling of fullness in the ears or plugged ears.
4. Swelling or puffiness in the face.
5. Pain in teeth.
While the symptoms include:
1. Pressure in one specific area of your face or head.
2. Face is tender to the touch.
3. Worse pain in the morning, sudden temperature changes, and sudden movements.
4. Sore throat.
5. Red and swollen nasal passages.
6. Mild and moderate fever.
8. General sense of not feeling well.
The best way to treat sinus headache are treating the underlying sinus inflammation. The other way is by doing a lifestyle changes by using a humidifier, using a saline nasal spray, inhaling hot steam 2-4 times a day, and quickly treating allergic and asthma attacks.
The medications that your doctor usually prescribe to treat sinus headache includes:
1. Antibiotics if the doctor suspects that you have a bacterial infection.
2. Nasal corticosteroids to reduce inflammation of the nose and help relieve sneezing, itching, and runny nose.
3. Antihistamines to treat allergies.
4. Decongestants as a complement of antihistamine.