Patient Comments: Sinus Headache - Experience


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Comment from: braveheart64, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 19

I have chronic sinus headaches over the years sometimes resembling migraines. I often use Tiger Balm at the opening of my nostrils and on my forehead. No over-the-counter medicines work. I use natural remedies instead.

Comment from: DS, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 07

Sinus headache has been a debilitating problem for years and I even moved to a house with radiator heat to avoid the forced hot air that builders are using in new construction. Unfortunately, my job requires I stay overnight two days a week, and the heat is forced hot air, so I suffer for three days and try to heal for the rest of the week in winter. It starts like clockwork in the fall, ends when we finally open the windows in spring and turn down the heater. I don't use pain medications and antibiotics unless I'm desperate, so natural remedies get me through. But it seems that this problem affects older women more on average, and it makes me miserable, keeps me from doing things I'd like to and ages me, as my face is actually puffy and red much of winter. My husband doesn't understand how it feels, so he thinks I'm just a whiner. It makes me feel alone, as I try to live with the pain.

Comment from: MusclesfromBrussels, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 29

I lived in a house with mold over the walls for years. It was a basement apartment and my allergy was all year round (as were my sinus infections). My whole forehead and around my nose ached (even my teeth ached). I was put on to a nasal spray that smells strongly of cinnamon. Immediately after using it I could finally breathe at last. The smell is not the best I must admit and lingers for about twenty minutes but the relief it has given me is well worth it. I have not had another sinus infection since using this and now my allergy symptoms are minimal.

Comment from: jay, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 17

I've been dealing with sinus headaches for over a few weeks now. I was prescribed amoxicillin for 9 to 10 days, and stopped taking it when I was about to finish it the next day because I felt better and my sinuses were cleared, but I'm guessing the infection found its way back. The sinus infection has been taking a toll on my health for sure. Since being a college student, my health living in the dorms hasn't been 100 percent. The symptoms I usually deal with are head pain in the back of my head, and some tenderness and swelling in the nasal/sinus area. I'm not sure if anyone deals with this kind because usually it's different for most people, but the back head pain and headaches really take the cake on this.

Comment from: sangita, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I have sinus for many years now. Sometimes it is caused by cold or change in temperature from very hot to cold. Headache and tension on neck is the first sign followed by blocked nose. Pain killers don’t give much relief so I have hot bath and lots of rest.

Comment from: Ron, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

My sinus headaches occur almost daily. The varying pain is between my eyes and just above my nose. Some days are just worse than others. Unless I experience an infection, which doesn"t happen very much, I take one extra strength Excedrin tablet, lay down in a quiet room with a cold pack strapped to the front area above the eyes. Usually the headache goes away after about 20 minutes. If not, a second cold pack for about 20 minutes usually does the trick. I have dealt with these headaches for over 45 years.

Comment from: RMax, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 04

I had a frontal headache that varied in intensity at different times of the day. I developed a foul-smelling yellow discharge from my right nostril. After two months I was given a month’s course of an antibiotic (amoxicillin). The discharge stopped almost at once, though the sinus headache persisted (I grind my teeth a lot and smoke). A month after the end of treatment, the discharge returned. That"s where I"m at now.

Comment from: anythingallergy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I find that using hot sauce or horseradish by teaspoon or on food does help sinus headache, used continually until it clears.

Comment from: Lori, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

The pain is in the front of my head and behind my head, around the neck the left side is even sore to the touch.

Comment from: vera, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago for sinus problem and took antibiotic and steroids, but now the headache and pressure is back.


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Comment from: aborawi, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

I have a headache and eye pain. The doctor told me that I have maxillary sinus inflammation due to a tooth located on the upper right. I want to know the symptoms of inflammation of the maxillary sinus and methods of treatment.


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