Is It Sinus Headache… Or something else?

We’ve all had that achy pain in forehead, cheekbones and bridge of the nose, but what exactly is it? If it’s accompanied by a runny nose, facial swelling, or fullness in the ears, it’s most likely a sinus headache.

Diagnosing a Sinus Headache

sinus pain in the headBecause sinus headaches and migraines often occur around the same time, it can be difficult to diagnose them. The first step in diagnosing sinus headaches is to control your sinus symptoms, which usually include:

  • Nasal discharge
  • Vertigo
  • Pain in the teeth
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • And discolored nasal discharge

After controlling the sinus problems, some patients notice their headaches diminish. However, if your headaches continue or worsen, it’s a good idea to consult a neurologist or TMJ specialist. There is no specific test for diagnosing sinus headaches, but patience and reviewing all possible options will narrow the results down to the correct diagnosis.

Treating Sinus Headaches

Your doctor might suggest a variety of treatments to treat sinus problems and sinus headaches, including:

Sinus Headache Treatment in Manhattan, NY

For relief from sinus headaches, contact the ENT specialists at Madison ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stacey Silvers will give you the attention and tests needed to diagnose and treat sinus headaches.