Sinus headaches can disrupt your day. The pressure under and around your eyes, cheeks, and forehead can leave you with a throbbing headache. For some individuals, their sinus headaches can leave them in bed until the pain subsides.
At DelRey MD in Southern California, you can get lasting relief from sinus headache pain.
What are the Common Causes of Sinus Headaches?
Sinus headaches are often mistaken for migraines or tension headaches. Prescriptions for these health issues are not effective at treating sinus headaches. While the symptoms are often similar, the causes are different. Sinus headaches are primarily the result of an infection or sinus blockage.
Air-filled cavities behind your cheekbones, forehead, and nose are referred to as your sinuses. Infections and allergies can enlarge the cavities and increase mucus production. The excess mucus can clog the drainage channels, resulting in a buildup of pressure that turns into a sinus headache.
At DelRey MD, we specialize in diagnosing and treating sinus headaches. A physical exam and a list of your symptoms are often enough to diagnose sinus blockages. However, some of our clients require a CT scan that is taken in-house during your initial appointment.
DelRey MD prides itself on quick and accurate diagnoses that allow them to treat most sinus conditions in one or two appointments.
How to Treat Sinus Headaches
Sinus headaches caused by allergies require separate forms of treatment. DelRey MD will treat both the headache pain and the allergies. Treating the two disorders independently helps ensure both conditions are effectively treated.
When the cause of your sinus headaches is an infection, medication is typically required. It can include using decongestants, antibiotics, and antihistamines for a few days. The staff of DelRey MD will also discuss at-home solutions. Some of the commonly recommended treatments include using a humidifier, staying hydrated, and using a saltwater-based nasal spray.
Stop Suffering and Contact DelRey MD Today
Sinus headaches do not need to be a part of your life. You can get relief from sinus pain that may last a lifetime. Contact DelRey MD online or call one of their offices at 310-823-4444 to schedule an appointment.