The term “Sinus-Headache” is common and used by many patients to describe facial pressure, headache, and sometimes nasal congestion. Sinus Headache is actually a non medical term and more so describes how a patient is felling, i.e. symptoms. This can be confusing to both the patient and physician especially because there are a number of disorders that can cause or worsen a “Sinus Headache”.
Sinus Headache: Did You Know…
For instance, did you know a migraine can cause not only headaches but also nasal congestion and runny nose? Sinus headaches may also be caused by allergies, chronic sinusitis, various forms of fungal sinusitis, as well as more uncommon disorders such as sinus tumors or cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Most of us have an idea of what causes these painful headaches. However now everyone knows what to do to make them go away!
So What Should You Do?
Because there is such a wide variety of disorders that can cause a ‘Sinus Headache’ diagnosis is key. In addition to your symptoms, your ENT doctor will also help identify the cause by placing a small camera into the nose (Nasal Endoscopy). It is a simple and quick procedure can help diagnosis nasal polyps, infectious sinus discharge, sinus tumors, and many more disorders that may be causing your symptoms. Once a diagnosis is made, appropriate and CORRECT treatment can be initiated. As one might expect treatment for migraine headaches differ vastly than treatment for chronic sinusitis.
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