What a Pain! - Sinus Headaches

Headaches come in all different horrible shapes and sizes, but it can be hard to tell them apart and determine their cause. Is it stress triggered? Is it too loud or too bright? Is it caused by sinus pressure?

Sinus headaches mostly occur in people dealing with a sinus infection or an illness that causes mucus to build up in the sinuses. Because of this, sinus headaches are often easily relieved by loosening and expelling the blocked mucus from the sinuses. This can be accomplished by taking a hot shower, using a saline wash, or breathing in hot steam from a humidifier.

Pain from sinus headaches can intensify when the person suffering from one bends over or leans forward. This happens because the mucus buildup in the sinuses shifts and moves the pressure to another area. Sinus headaches, unlike many other types of headaches, are not worsened by noise or light.

Sinus headaches also cause pain and tenderness in the face and sinuses (eyes, cheeks, and forehead areas).With a sinus headache the pain will be felt on both sides. Another feature unique to sinus headaches is sinus tooth pain. The pressure caused by a sinus headache can actually cause a person’s teeth (particularly the upper molars) to ache!

If you’re suffering from a sinus headache, you may have a sinus infection. So, don’t wait on seeking care! Visit a QUICKmed location near you so we can help relieve you of your pain and get you on track to feeling happy and healthy again! We’ll make sure you’re feeling better in no time.       

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