Health Tip: Treating a Sinus Headache

(HealthDay News) -- A sinus headache usually is caused when the air-filled cavities around your nose, eyes and cheeks become congested and inflamed. Doctors call this condition sinusitis.

The University of Maryland Medical Association suggests how you can help ease sinus pain:

  • Use a humidifier or saline nasal spray, as recommended by your doctor, to help ease sinus congestion.
  • Ask your doctor how to keep allergies and asthma under control.
  • Gently stretch the head and neck.
  • Take prescription or over-the-counter medications as appropriate for your condition, such as antibiotics for bacterial infections, corticosteroids, antihistamines or decongestants.

Related Articles

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem


Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause


Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work

For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds