Sinuses are air-filled cavities surrounding your nose eyes and cheeks. When sinuses are inflamed, you find sinus headache symptoms.
Sinus headache symptoms
Headaches caused due to sinus have the following symptoms.
a) Pressurizing pain at certain definite portion of your face as for instance, below your eyes.
b) Pain gets intensified when you move or bend forward your head suddenly.
c) Mucus gets collected whole night. Hence, pain is severe immediately after getting up in the morning that subsides slowly and vanishes by the afternoon.
d) Pain gets worsened when your body is subjected to sudden change of temperature such as going from a warmer temperature in a room, out to a colder temperature outside.
e) When you catch bad cold, the headache begins.
f) Nasal discharge, swelling on your face and feeling of feverish and fullness in the ears.
Sinus Inflammation or sinusitis
Sinusitis may also lead to sinus headache symptoms that may be any of the following.
a) Sore throat with dripping from the nose.
b) Greenish or yellow colored discharge from nose.
c) Congestion of nose with swelling of nasal passages and red mark on the surface of nose.
d) Feeling of un-wellness, general fatigue and moderately or mildly feverish.
Sometimes, chronic headaches caused due to migraine or mental stress may be mistaken as Sinus Headache Symptoms. Because of this misjudgment, sometimes, CT scan or MRI maybe required for diagnosis of the disease.It is misconceived that sinus headaches are caused due to allergies.But allergies may lead to nasal congestion which may cause pain due to aches. In such circumstances, consult your physician and have separate treatments.
Sinus Headaches Versus Sinusitis
Sinusitis is the cause and sinus headaches are the effects. Sinusitis is caused by infection of the respiratory system that may be cause due to bad cold or influenza, allergies or hay fever.
In normal condition, sinuses or the air-filled cavities below your eyes, facilitate drainage of mucus and circulation of air throughout the nasal passages. The inflammation of sinuses blocks these thoroughfares and obstructs the drainage of mucus. This creates a favorable environment for the living and rapid growth of harmful organisms like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Besides cold, a number of other factors that obstruct the draining function of the sinuses may also be the sinusitis generating agent.Factors of RiskIf you have the history of allergies; particularly asthma or hay fever, you are susceptible to sinusitis. If you are accustomed to frequent swimming or diving and climbing or flying to higher altitudes; be cautious. You may also mark the warning signal if you observe swelling of your nasal passage or nasal polyps, bone spur or tumor on your nose.
If you find sinus headache symptoms, take care to treatment for sinus inflammation as prescribed by your physician. You may resort to use of humidifier or by irritating your nasal passage with warm saline water; may aid you in getting relief from the resultant pain. Other options are breathing in steam, immediate treatment of asthma attacks, stretching of head and neck and relaxation techniques.