Sinus Headaches & Allergies
Tree pollen is giving allergy sufferers a hard time right now and this is only the beginning of what promises to be a long allergy season here in the south. Sinus headaches are a common problem for those who suffer from allergies. Let’s take a take a closer look at what a sinus headache is and at what you can do to alleviate some of the symptoms.
What Is A Sinus Headache
Allergies and sinus problems can lead to headaches. Common symptoms of sinus headaches include facial pain and pressure, nasal and sinus congestion and headaches. Sinus headaches are headaches that sometimes feel like you have an infection in the sinuses (sinusitis). You probably feel pressure around your eyes, cheeks and forehead. Sometimes it can feel like your head is throbbing.
What You Can Do
Numerous over-the-counter medications are marketed for these symptoms and reinforce the belief that this condition is common. If you are suffering from allergies, limit your time outside and wash your hair often as pollen gets caught up in it. If your symptoms persist, you may be suffering from something else like an acute headache. An Acute Headache is a discomfort or pain that starts all of a sudden and then gets worse quickly. It can occur from stress or even from eating certain foods, and can happen every day up to several times a day. If your headaches persists, it may be something other than a sinus headache, contact your health professional.