If you suffer from sinus headaches, you’d be well aware of the pressure between your nose and eyes when you’re experiencing a bout of clogged sinuses.
Symptoms of a sinus headache can include stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fatigue as well as nasal discharge, all of which can mean a painful experience for the patient.
There are a range of treatments for sinus headaches that sufferers should be aware of, all of which work to treat the pain of a sinus headache while working to remove the underlying causes of a headache at the same time.
Here are some of our top treatments to relieve the discomfort of a sinus headache:
- Painkillers – these can be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy, however, should be used as per the instructions and are not suitable for more than ten days at a time.
- Decongestants – nasal decongestants work to open blocked sinus cavities and reduce the swelling in the nose. You should speak to your pharmacist when purchasing a decongestant, as they should only be used for three days in a row before their effect wears out.
- Nasal sprays – whether you use antihistamines or salt water sprays, both are effective treatments for sinus headaches. Nasal sprays work to reduce the congestion in the nose and minimise pain.
- Humidifier or vaporiser – steam used in combination with a saline solution nasal spray can be a simple yet effective treatment for sinus headaches. Dry air can irritate the sinuses and steam can reverse the effect and soothe the sinus headaches and keep discomfort at bay.
Whatever you decide to use as a treatment for your sinus headache, it’s important to seek medical attention if your symptoms persist and be sure to seek medical advice if you are purchasing over the counter sinus treatments such as painkillers and decongestants.
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