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When a headache strikes, most people reach for over-the-counter pain meds without giving a second thought to what could be causing their pain. If you’ve got chronic headaches and intense pressure around your nose, cheeks, eyes and forehead, you may be dealing with sinus headaches and sinus pressure. Sinus pressure and headaches may be the result of inflammation or swelling in your sinus cavity, also called sinusitis.
Finding out if your headaches are caused by sinus pressure may be your first step toward relief. Our experienced ear, nose and throat specialist at Houston Sinus & Allergy can determine whether sinus pressure is to blame for your chronic headaches and find a treatment that works.
Sinuses are air spaces in your facial bones that connect to the back of your nose. Your sinuses have a number of important jobs, including filtering and adding moisture to the air you inhale as well as secreting mucus, which catches and removes unwanted particles from your sinus cavities.
When your sinuses become inflamed, a condition known as sinusitis, mucus is unable to drain properly. This issue leads you to experience intense pressure or pain within your sinus cavities, which can lead to a sinus headache.
Inflammation within your sinus cavity will cause swelling and may result in increased mucus and fluid production. Because sinusitis makes it difficult for your sinuses to drain, the stagnant fluid within the sinus cavity can accumulate, leading to an infection.
Several possible issues may be creating a sinus infection, all of which can be addressed by our specialist here at Houston Sinus & Allergy:
Most people aren’t aware that they have a sinus headache because many of the symptoms are similar to those you would get with a migraine headache, including:
A few distinctive signs can point to a headache being sinus-related, such as:
Patients living in Houston, Cypress and Jersey Village who believe they’ve developed a sinus infection should book their assessment with the specialist at Houston Sinus & Allergy as soon as possible. Besides a sinus headache, other signs may indicate a sinus infection, including:
It’s important for sinus headache sufferers to see a doctor. The pain you’re experiencing can have a terrible impact on your life, from your ability to concentrate at work to your enjoyment of time spent with your family and friends. If you’re tired of sinus pressure and headache pain keeping you from living life the way you want, it’s time to contact Houston Sinus & Allergy. Our specialist, Dr. Nguyen, is proud to serve patients living Houston, Cypress and Jersey Village, TX.
While mild symptoms can be treated with a number of over-the-counter remedies, such as nasal decongestants and neti pots, these options are only temporary remedies, especially if your headaches are more severe.
During your consultation with our experienced ENT doctor at Houston Sinus & Allergy, you’ll find out if allergies are the cause of your sinus pressure or if it’s something else. You’ll also learn whether or not you’ve developed an infection. Dr. Nguyen can evaluate the severity of your headaches and discuss what treatment options are right for you, including more natural remedies.
Don’t let sinus pressure and sinus headaches steal one more moment from you. Book your assessment with our doctor today. You can also contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We’re here to make sure you’re informed about nose, sinus and allergy issues so that you can make better decisions about your health and well-being.