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How can I get rid of frequent headaches while suffering from chronic sinusitis?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Hello hoping to get some answers or perhaps an opinion I have been having them and again headache with slight lightheaded XXXXXXX and full face feeling I will take a tylnol it helps I have had cardiacvwork done in dec all normal I have had blood pressure it is good I do suffer from migraines and chronic sinus problems anything I can do
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I'd suggest getting treated adequately for chronic sinusitis first.

Detailed Answer:


I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Headaches may be caused by the chronic sinusitis, so, this condition should be treated first.

Conservative treatment of chronic sinusitis requires a combination of topical or oral glucocorticoids, antibiotics, and nasal saline irrigation.

If the conservative treatment fails to improve your headaches and your condition, sinus surgery (including endoscopy) should be considered.

If the headaches will persist after successful sinusitis treatment, migraines should be addressed too.

There are two ways of treatment of the migraines: immediately after the headaches start, or preventive treatment.

In meantime, you can use painkillers i.e. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.

Discuss with your Doctor about getting treated for sinusitis.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.

Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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