If you suffer from sinus headaches, it is important to discover the cause of them. However, it’s also important to determine which type of headache you are suffering from. Symptoms of multiple types of headaches overlap, and they are often misdiagnosed and therefore ineffectively treated.
To determine if you have a sinus headache it is typically due to an infection or congestion of your sinuses. Your sinus headache will also be coupled with a few common symptoms.
Symptoms of a Sinus Headache
- You will feel pain, pressure or fullness in your cheeks, brow or forehead.
- Your pain may worsen when your bend forward or lie down.
- Your upper teeth may be sensitive and very painful.
- You may experience fatigue.
- Your nose will most likely be stuffy.
- It usually occurs after a viral upper respiratory infection or cold and it is accompanied by thick, discolored nasal mucus.
- You may have a decreased sense of smell.
- Your sinus headache will usually last over a period of several days or longer.
Sinus headaches are often confused with migraines. One major difference between the two is that sinusitis is not usually accompanied by nausea or vomiting. It is also not typically aggravated by noises or bright light. These symptoms are usually associated with a migraine headache. In addition, a migraine typically lasts for a few hours up to a day or two.
If you experience sinus headaches, contact Dr. Greg Levitin at New York Sinusitis Treatment. He will accurately diagnose your breathing issues and headaches and provide you with treatment options that are preventive in nature.