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Sinusitis

Symptoms

Pain in the sinus area does not automatically mean that you have a sinus disorder. On the other hand, sinus and nasal passages can become inflamed leading to a headache. Headache is one of the key symptoms of patients diagnosed with acute or chronic sinusitis. In addition to a headache, sinusitis patients often complain of:

  • Pain and pressure around the eyes, across the cheeks and the forehead
  • Achy feeling in the upper teeth
  • Fever and chills
  • Facial swelling
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Yellow or green discharge

However, it is important to note that there are some cases of headaches related to chronic sinusitis without other upper respiratory symptoms. This suggests that an examination for sinusitis be considered when treatment for a migraine or other headache disorder is unsuccessful.

At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis

  • Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness, and help clear thick or crusty mucus
  • Humidification (moisturizing the air) of living spaces in dry climates will to aid the movement of mucus through the sinuses

A Physician Visit For Your Sinus Pain Will

  • Determine if you have an infection requiring an appropriate antibiotic
  • Discover if you require intensive medical treatment for a condition such as a nasal obstruction, necessitating sinus surgery
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