What is a sinus headache?

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What is a sinus headache?

A sinus headache is the result of trapped or congestion mucus building up in the para-nasal sinus cavities; this results in pain and pressure felt around the eyes, temple, cheeks, upper teeth and forehead regions.

If you are experiencing any of the above you could be suffering from a sinus headache!

Your sinuses are bony air-filled cavities in your head that are connected to your nose through small openings (ostia). When you get a cold, a sinus infection or have an allergy attack these openings can become infected; the mucus membranes inflamed and the entire cavity blocked by excess mucous which is unable to drain. It is this excess mucous that creates the pressure in your head and ultimately the painful sinus headache you feel.

Everyone experiences sinus headaches differently with regards to their levels of intensity and duration. Sinus Headaches can range from a minor nagging pain in the head region to pain so unbearable that one cannot even sleep or continue life normally.

The following are symptoms of Sinus Headaches:

  • Headaches with congestion
  • Pain and pressure around the eyes, ears, across the cheeks and forehead
  • Achy feeling in the upper teeth
  • Fatigue, fever and cold shivers
  • Facial swelling
  • Head pain which feels like a tension headache or migraine

In some cases one may suffer with sinus headaches even if no accompanying sinusitis symptoms are experienced.

Sinus symptoms which may be associated with Sinus Headaches:

  • Post nasal Drip
  • Colored mucus (mucus may be yellow or green in color
  • Blocked nasal passages
  • Throat irritations or coughing
  • A lightheaded feeling

Causes of Sinus Headaches



  • Exposure to cold, an allergy or the development of a sinus infection can cause swelling of the mucous membranes and result in congestion. In cooler weather climates or cold weather such as during fall or winter, the severity of sinus headaches may increase.
  • Environmental triggers, such as mold, pollen, and cigarette smoke can also intensify the frequency and severity of sinus headaches.
  • Bending forward or lying down can at times make your sinus headache worse.
  • Sinus Headaches have been found to be a result of Allergic Rhinitis.
  • Respiratory infections can cause sinus headaches.

Get relief now for a Sinus Headache



The key to treating a sinus headache is to follow 3 easy steps:

  • Identify if the pain and pressure you are experiencing is a sinus headache.
  • Reduce any mucus membrane swelling and inflammation in the sinus cavities and nasal passages.
  • Promote effective drainage of any trapped or blocked mucous in these areas. 

All of the above can be achieved by taking the SinusWars11, 100% natural homeopathic remedies.

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SinusWars11, provides fast, effective relief for pain and pressure associated with sinus headaches as well as treats the main cause of this pain by helping to reduce any inflammation of the mucous membranes whilst promoting drainage of blocked mucous from your sinuses.
SinusWars11 treats the following symptoms:

  • Frontal aches, pains and headaches
  • Frontal pressure and pressure around the sinuses
  • Headaches that cause ones vision to be blurred
  • Headaches with pain in specific spots in the frontal region
  • Headaches that start from the eye and spread towards the temples
  • Heavy and congested forehead
  • Lightheaded feeling

Self-help measures



Here are some other things you can do at home to lessen the effects and pain of sinus headache:

  • Drink plenty of fluids to thin the secretions and keep them flowing.
  • Take hot showers to loosen the mucus.
  • Alternate hot and cold compresses- place the hot compress across your sinuses for 3 minutes, then the cold compress for 30 second.
  • Nasal irrigation - using a neti-pot or saline sprays has tremendous benefits

When to see your doctor



You should consult a doctor if the headache symptoms last for an extended period of time and do not improve when taking Sinuswars remedies.

Some people experience headaches unrelated to sinuses, which could actually be:

  • Tension headaches: caused by muscle contraction and stress.
  • Migraines: usually intense, may be throbbing and pounding or felt more on one side of the head.
  • Cluster headaches: rare headaches that occur in "clusters" and are relatively short in duration, but cause tremendous pain.

Your doctor will know the difference, and can recommend appropriate treatment.



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This article was published on 2010/10/24